Ready for the next Solyndra? If you haven’t heard of GreenTech Automotive, that’s going to change. And fast.
The “green energy” company that boasts about building electric cars has recently been vaulted into the national spotlight because of its ties to top Clinton donors and Obama administration officials, and most disturbingly, because of its assault on freedom of speech by suing the Franklin Center and its independent journalism arm Watchdog.org.
Investigative journalists are few and far between, especially in the Obama era. Few dare to pore over documents and ask the tough questions of Democrats in power. The mainstream media has been asleep at the switch. Stories like Fast and Furious and Solyndra only came to light because of the work of the independent journalists and bloggers who worked tirelessly to expose the corruption within the Obama administration. The brave journalists at the Franklin Center who broke this story deserve widespread praise from the mainstream media. Instead they’ve been ignored because they are conservatives exposing corruption on the left. In other words, your typical double standard is at play.
Those who dare to step out and report on well-heeled and well-connected Washington insiders like liberal Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the founder and former chairman of GreenTech, find themselves the victims of smear campaigns and lawsuits. GreenTech is now suing the Franklin Center for $85 million in a clear effort to shut down their efforts to investigate the company. They intend to put a muzzle on the First Amendment. Like most on the left, the Constitution of the United States is only useful when it works for them.
It’s little wonder GreenTech would want to muzzle Watchdog.org considering what its reporters discovered. At the heart of the business were top-tier Clintonistas and Obama officials who had signed on to help the new business cash in on millions of dollars in “green energy” subsidies and financing plans courtesy of the American taxpayer. These were the same programs that proved so successful in keeping afloat Solyndra and Fisker–that is, until they went belly up.