Media Bias: Solyndra v. Keystone XL

In recent weeks, email communications between Obama administration officials and corporate executives at energy companies have come to light. Television coverage of the Solyndra photovoltaic company’s bankruptcy has been wall-to-wall, with over 190 mentions and 10 hours of coverage (led by Fox News) between Aug. 31 and Sept. 23. Meanwhile, emails from the permitting process for TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline show a complicitous relationship between State Department officials and corporate lobbyists. Coverage of the dirty energy scandal has been nil, Media Matters finds.

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