Breitbart on Tesla

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber


    Speaking at a climate change town hall organized by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont recently, Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturer Tesla over the company’s use of taxpayer funds. “When we as a public choose to invest in new technologies, we deserve a return on that investment,” Ocasio-Cortez said when discussing government investments in green energy.

    Ocasio-Cortez further stated: “For far too long, we gave money to Tesla, we gave money to a ton of people and we got no return on our investment that the public made in creating technologies, and it’s about time we get our due because it’s the public that funded and financed a lot of innovative technologies.”
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    She doesn't know about Fremont, GigaFactory, and the advances of Tesla EVs that are state of the art. She doesn't know about PowerWall and SolarCity. She doesn't know about Tesla's utility grade, battery storage, even though she mentioned them earlier. She has no idea about reusable rockets. Still, her ignorance got Breitbart to cite her as a source.

    Bob Wilson
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  3. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Isn't BreitBart one of the leading hard right wingnut fake news sites? Something like Fox News (or even worse), but online? Just sayin'.

    From Mashable: "Wikipedia demotes Breitbart to fake news"

  4. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Yes with special emphasis on 'selective editing.' They simply omit what doesn't play into their narrative which is why I checked the source.

    The new representative wants to have renewable energy but is woefully ignorant of how to get there. Leading into what Breitbart quoted, she called for a 'big green tent' and a plan. I'm OK with that but she didn't see what Tesla had accomplished. This isn't the first time I've seen someone who can't see the forest for the trees.

    In October 2005 I bought my first Prius, a used 2003. My fuel economy nearly doubled and I was sharing it with folks at work. When I started to talk with our local 'earth mother', she replied that 'Prius are the silent cars running over blind people.' I was surprised and then investigated but that is a long and bitter story about "Bell the Hybrid."

    Bob Wilson

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