Smear Campaign Romney, Palin, O'Reilly

Smear Campaign Romney, Palin, O'Reilly

I'm not a believer of conspiracies, but am starting to believe that there is an active and on-going smear campaign against Tesla. The latest incident occurred with Bill O'reilly using 2011 financials to continue this perception (begun with Romney) that Tesla is a "looser." I have to believe that at this point this is slander. Not a big fan of litigation, but I don't see this stopping any time soon.

PaceyWhitter | 10 April, 2013

It is not an attack against Tesla. It is using Tesla in an attempt to attack the Democrats.

Litigation would definitly be a loser.

jat | 10 April, 2013

I agree - I think it is simply a fact that if any liberals are for something, then the extremophiles on the right have to be against it, no matter the merits of the idea.

N8Tyler | 10 April, 2013

@jat I think that goes both ways.

bigez1 | 10 April, 2013


Actually, it doesn't.

PaceyWhitter | 10 April, 2013

I would agree with N8Tyler. Both sides use whatever they can in order to attempt to make themselves look better or the other party look worse.

DickB | 10 April, 2013

Yes, it does go both ways. Bill O'reilly didn't do his homework on this one. I was some what surprise on him taking someone's else word on this one. Shame on him.

Neech | 10 April, 2013

@DickB - No one should be surprised that Bill O'Reilly or anyone else with Fox didn't do any homework and just regurgitated talking points (aka, propaganda). It's their forte. The conservatives/GOP have taken things to a whole new level over the last decade or so and it has gotten worse with Obama. Mitch McConnell got busted yesterday for his slimy tactics.

Captain_Zap | 10 April, 2013

Why is this in the Model S forum?

petero | 10 April, 2013

PaceyWhitter. Funny thing about using Tesla to attack the dems… dear, George W’s administration approved the loan.

DouglasR | 10 April, 2013

Don't you think these all comments are because Fisker is in the news lately, and is going under?

shop | 10 April, 2013

Douglas, yes.

mrspaghetti | 10 April, 2013

@Captain_Zap +1

vgrinshpun | 10 April, 2013

@Captain_Zap +5

jchangyy | 10 April, 2013

conservative republicans are just bunch of &^^*holes...and yes, i'm a republican

Mel. | 10 April, 2013

Eadolphe, please remove this thread. It does not belong here . You can put it under General. | 10 April, 2013

Eadolphe, I think you can just re-assign the thread to the general forum.

biwamura | 10 April, 2013

Just because they don't think global warming is an issue and are backed by bid oil. We'll see who has the last lauge!!!

graphite | 10 April, 2013

There are two sides?

GoTeslaChicago | 10 April, 2013

I think you can add David Stockman to the list ganging up on Tesla with opinion based conspiracy laced rants, that have the facts (if there are any) mostly wrong. I wonder if when Tesla succeeds (already is in my opinion) will any of these bashers admit they were wrong?

By the way, Rush Limbaugh used to regularly bash the Prius, saying "it takes almost 50 percent more energy than a Hummer, to drive and produce." ( !!!! )

swysechoice | 10 April, 2013

It is. A shame that O'Reilly was not correctly informed.

David Trushin | 10 April, 2013

swysechoice would that have mattered?

Pbfoot | 10 April, 2013

Koch brothers own oil companies and are big Tea Party supporters and Republican campaign donors. So no surprise that Faux news would be bashing electric cars.

nwdiver93 | 10 April, 2013

Both ways? Really? Someone please provide an example of a "mainstream" Lefty as idiotic as Palin or as Dishonest as O'Reilly. Yes, there are people on the fringes of the left that are worse but Palin and O'Reilly are by no means on the fringes of the Right...

andrigtmiller | 10 April, 2013

There is a reason why most registered voters do not belong to a political. They both use the same propaganda methods, and the majority of people are turned off by both major political parties. The last figures I saw showed that 31% of registered voters are Democrats, 28% are Republicans and 41% are independents.

Can we keep this forums about the car and the company. The politics is nauseating.

shop | 10 April, 2013

Seriously nwdiver93? How about every second thing Joe Biden says, like when he recently gave advice to shoot a shotgun through your porch door if you felt threatened. How about everything Paul Krugman says who won't be happy until taxation rates exceed France's now already abandoned 75% rate. And Chris Matthews can't leave a thought alone in his head without chasing it away by prattling on about something or interrupting a guest after the guest has had time to say five words.

alcassfast | 10 April, 2013

I am sorry to mention this but I saw my first Fisker Karma in downtown Victoria, today.
It was huge!

Roamer@AZ USA | 11 April, 2013

Nwdiver 93, If you want an example how about the entire MSNBC lineup. A collection of left wing ideologues and crazy extremists.

I was saddened to see OReily get inaccurate info and drag Tesla into the list of other huge financial failures in the DOE loan program.

This fiscal conservative did the math and went full solar 4 years ago to protect myself from energy cost increases from all the green stuff. I charge two Nissan Leaf's and power my home and still sell back surplus to the utility. I went battery car because it did not make sense to sell back electricity at wholesale prices when I could use it myself to power battery cars. My Leaf's cost me a penny a mile to run on my surplus solar.

Have one S and 2 X's on order to be able to pass the Leaf's onto the kids who also make more solar power than they use.

Three houses and 5 cars totally run on sun power, what's not to like. This conservative has done the math and the math worked.

jillalameda | 11 April, 2013

For people who are actually likely to buy this car, being slammed by Palin/O'Reilley et al is probably a selling point.