Associated Press, ABC News, and FactCheck.org published fake fact-checks of Mitt Romney's Solyndra speech on May 31. These phony fact-checks spread widely over media. The media is spinning full gear to help Obama overcome this major scandal.
The fact checks call Romney's claim a lie. AP says: "But Friedman did not say that such claims had been proved, and there is no evidence he was including Solyndra in his comments.... And there is no evidence that family members of top federal officials received any favors."
But money was steered to friends and family. ABC even admitted that Obama hired a top fundraiser for his campaign to oversee federal energy loans, and he quickly steered funds to Solyndra, even as his wife's law firm represented Solyndra.
Solyndra executives made frequent trips tot he White House, and donated over $100,000 to Obama's camapaign. Obama's main fundraiser George Kaiser, was a major investor in Solyndra.
Independent inspector general Gregory Friedman indeed did investigate the "directing of contracts and grants to friends and family, weatherization fraud to include mischarging, and other attempts to fraudulently obtain Recovery Act funds."
ABC whines that "this is one of many areas that the Department of Energy is looking into." A phony non sequitur.
AP spins this completely factual statement by Romney: "But the Obama administration said such losses were expected when Congress created the high-risk program, which is intended to boost cutting-edge projects that would have trouble obtaining private financing."
Actually the opposite is true.
At Obama's 2008 speech at a Cleveland factory, Obama touted the security of green energy investments. He promised 5 million new green jobs and a complete conversion to green energy jobs. He promised he would do this without increasing the national deficit at all.
Complete spin! Even supposedly conservative CNS News spreads the lies!