ABC Skips Subpoena of Obama E-mails on Solyndra Funding
Thursday's World News on ABC skipped the congressional decision to subpoena White House emails related to the Solyndra solar energy company that went into bankruptcy after receiving tax dollars. The November 3 CBS Evening News gave the story 22 seconds, while the NBC Nightly News gave the story a 31-second news brief.
On CBS, anchor Scott Pelley related:
One cornerstone of President Obama's plan to jumpstart the economy is green energy, but today a House panel subpoenaed White House documents conerning Solyndra, the failed solar panel maker. The Obama administration gave the company more than half a billion dollars, but Solyndra filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers.
And on NBC, Brian Williams read the item:
The stage is set tonight for a potential constitutional showdown between the Obama White House and Congress after a congressional vote to subpoena internal White House emails, including those sent from the President's own Blackberry, related to that controversial half-billion-dollar taxpayer loan to Solyndra, the solar company that went bankrupt. Senior administration officials are signaling the White House is prepared to invoke executive privilege to keep those high-level emails private.
- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center