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Washington Times article on foreign parts probe.

Discussion in 'News' started by doug, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. doug

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    U.S. electric-car maker praised by Obama probed over foreign parts - Washington Times

    Not sure there's actually anything to make of this.
     
  2. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    This was discussed in the investor's thread. Based on info in the article itself, that investigation became obsolete when the DOE pointed out that the loan is not part of the stimulus program, and so does not have the requirements which would warrant such an investigation.

    So in summary this is just a really bad way of highlighting the use of non-american parts. Really bad, because to the casual reader, the article and its headline give the impression that there might be cause for an investigation, whereas in reality there is nothing unusual.
     
  3. doug

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    Well, the Times is the "conservative" newspaper of DC. The headline reads as Fox News-lite.
     
  4. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    The Washington Times is a rag. It's a propaganda organization founded and funded by the ultra-rightwing leader of a religious movement (tried to come up with a nice way of putting it). It lost money every year until finally becoming a glorified blog.

    All car manufacturers in use parts from other countries. It's a global economy.
     
  5. Arnold Panz

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    Why be nice? It was owned and funded by the Moonies. You really can't believe anything you read in there. It's almost all pure propaganda. Orwell would weep reading that paper.
     
  6. jstoneman

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    That just struck me as Hysterical.......I laughed out loud in public
     
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    But a lot of other news agencies are running with it as if it were news. It affected the stock price today.
     
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    thank to them I have a little more ;>
     
  9. Sparky

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    You lost me at "Washington Times article..."
    These are the same dripsacks that bloviated incessantly over the "Climategate" emails.
    I suppose it was the emails that were causing the polar ice cap to melt.
     
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