TV News LIES

Thursday, Aug 21st

Last update03:42:30 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media '60 Minutes' continues to invite criticism

'60 Minutes' continues to invite criticism

E-mail Print PDF
60 Minutes

"60 Minutes," long the gold standard in television journalism, continues to find itself on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism.

On Sunday, "60" delivered its latest bait for critics with a piece about the Obama administration’s clean energy programs called "The Cleantech Crash." The segment detailed the struggles of clean-energy initiatives that have the backing of the federal government and Silicon Valley investors.

Our colleague, POLITICO Pro's Alex Guillén breaks it down:

Even before it aired, green-energy backers condemned the segment as a “hit piece,” saying CBS had failed to acknowledge the initiatives’ successes — including a huge surge in electricity generation from renewable sources like solar and wind, a plunge in the prices of solar panels and LED light bulbs and the growing availability of electric cars. They also noted that the “60 Minutes” piece aired a day after The New York Times portrayed green energy as a big hit with private sector investors, writing that a “solar power craze … is sweeping Wall Street” while the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors is “a market darling.”

Still, the Energy Department was clearly concerned by the high-profile smackdown — enough to send out a rebuttal around 11 p.m.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US journalist beheaded; another hostage at risk by Islamic State

journalist beheadedIn a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic...

AP video journalist and 5 others killed in Gaza

AP journalist and 5 others killed in GazaAn Associated Press video journalist has been killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip,...

James Risen: Obama Is 'Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation'

James RisenPulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen is not mincing words about President Barack Obama.Risen...

Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' page edits from US Congress

WikipediaWikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!