Monday, September 28, 2009

FoxNews called out on misinformation about plug-in cars

Media Matters for America is watching FoxNews so you don't have to. The media watchdog is pointing out misleading reports about the government loans secured by Tesla and Fisker recently aired on the "fair and balanced" network.
In reports on, America's Newsroom, and Your World, Fox News repeatedly advanced misinformation about Department of Energy loans recently granted to Fisker Automotive and Tesla Motors to support development of fuel-efficient vehicles, suggesting that those funds would be ill-spent. The false or misleading claims include: that the loans will be used to build cars that cost $89,000 and $109,000; that the loans will finance foreign manufacturing; and that Fisker and Tesla are European companies.
Here's one of the FoxNews stories:

See the full report here.