The Biggest (and Least Discussed) Lie of the Debate
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If the clean energy industry really were suffering — not booming like it is — then he’d be able score politically. But polls show Americans still really, really like federal support of the sector and that messaging around the bankrupt solar company Solyndra isn’t sticking. So, why not claim that half of companies went bankrupt? That will get people’s attention, right?
When you’ve convinced yourself of something that’s not true, it’s very easy to make your false claims as grandiose as you like.
For a review of all claims on energy during the debate, check out our fact check from last night.