Has h*ll frozen over? Fox News loves the Chevy Volt?

(the actual video is below)

Why have Conservatives in America fought so hard against electrified vehicles?  This is puzzling since electric and plug-in hybrid cars are in huge alignment with lots of Conservative Values.  EV’s mean less fossil oil consumption, which means sending less money out of the country, which would improve the US balance of trade and other economic measures.  Further, the recipients of that money, OPEC et al, aren’t all friendly to the US or other Western powers, meaning reduction of oil imports would undermine those country’s economies.  This case for buying EV’s has nothing to do with tree hugging granola loving environmental stuff, but is purely about global economics and power balance.

Why again have Conservatives been fighting to preserve oil company interests and fight against the Volt et al?  Oh, yeah, right, they’re committed to destroying President Obama no matter what harm they wreak on the US.  Proof?  What about the nonsensical Government Shutdown a few weeks ago that nearly wrecked the world economy?

Given all the negative coverage of the Volt in particular, and EV’s in general, by Fox News, pardon me for a moment to shake my head in disbelief with this, and applaud the fact that some Conservatives are beginning to wake up:

As a reminder of what Fox News’ coverage has been like, here’s a clip from Bill O’Reilly slamming the Volt.  Slander.  Slanted bogus reporting.  They even lean on the totally bogus “Chevy Volt Catches Fire” line of reasoning (for the truth on that see
Chevy Volt battery pack fire in 2011 for a complete rundown of what actually happened, as well as Car fires for electric cars – Volt, BYD, Karma, etc for the broader issue of electric car fires).

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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