On Saturday, The Washington Post ran a lengthy article on Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s controversial ties with the failed green car company GreenTech. For the story, the Post interviewed a bevy of individuals associated with GreenTech, including four interviewed in Citizens United’s documentary on McAuliffe, Fast Terry: Barbara Tuchel, local activist and former candidate for Tunica County’s Board of Supervisors; Charles Overstreet, former GreenTech employee; Melvin Griffen, former GreenTech employee; and Rev. McKinely Daley, of the Tunica Coujnty’s Board of Supervisors.
The Post‘s story did admit that “a review of hundreds of public records and interviews with former employees and public officials in Virginia and Mississippi indicate that McAuliffe’s promises to create thousands of American jobs and millions of American-made cars have fallen short.”
But the story comes up short of calling GreenTech what it was: a crony capitalist deal between local authorities and high-ranking friends of high-ranking Democrats. The story also ignores Fast Terry itself, which has raised the issue of GreenTech on a national scale, even though the story interviews many of the same subjects as Fast Terry.