Nets Ignore Latest Solyndra News: Obama Administration Requested Postponing Layoffs Until After 2010 Midterm Election

November 16th, 2011 12:05 PM

The Washington Post, no conservative paper it, gave front-page coverage today to the latest development in the Solyndra scandal: E-mail records show that the Obama White House urged the solar energy company to postpone layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections.

"The announcement could have been politically damaging because President Obama and others in the administration had held up Solyndra as a poster child of its clean-energy initiative," Post staffers Carol Leonnig and Joe Stephens noted in the November 16 paper. Sure enough Solyndra publicly announced a round of layoffs on November 3, "immediately following the Nov. 2 vote."

While this development broke yesterday afternoon, ABC, CBS, and NBC have ignored the development in their November 15 evening newscasts as well as their November 16 morning programs.

Both MSNBC's Morning Joe and Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends noted the development this morning, but both have significantly fewer viewers than Good Morning America, The Early Show, or Today.