Thursday's World News on ABC skipped the congressional decision to subpoena White House emails related to the Solyndra solar energy company that went into bankruptcy after receiving tax dollars. The November 3 CBS Evening News gave the story 22 seconds, while the NBC Nightly News gave the story a 31-second news brief.
On CBS, anchor Scott Pelley related:
One cornerstone of President Obama's plan to jumpstart the economy is green energy, but today a House panel subpoenaed White House documents conerning Solyndra, the failed solar panel maker. The Obama administration gave the company more than half a billion dollars, but Solyndra filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers.
And on NBC, Brian Williams read the item:
The stage is set tonight for a potential constitutional showdown between the Obama White House and Congress after a congressional vote to subpoena internal White House emails, including those sent from the President's own Blackberry, related to that controversial half-billion-dollar taxpayer loan to Solyndra, the solar company that went bankrupt. Senior administration officials are signaling the White House is prepared to invoke executive privilege to keep those high-level emails private.
- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center