Reversing course over the “game changing” Tesla
Now these remarks, while strongly demonstrating O’Reilly’s support for Elon Musk and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), came at the end of his “Talking Points” feature, they also come a year after he said the company wasted taxpayer money when it took Energy Department loans in its early going. Apparently, he’s had a change of heart. Well, not really. Prior to his remarks regarding Tesla, Obama’s failed presidency came up citing the fact that so few have signed up for ObamaCare, and his unwillingness to point out that climate change is real came in the form of criticism of the New York Times suggesting otherwise.
While I’ve watched the entirety of the video, it’s important to thank Rob Wile of Business Insider for taking the time to transcribe the dialogue.
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O’Reilly in his own words
“I’ll give you one concrete thing that all responsible people should be rooting for. On “60 Minutes” last night they reported on the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric car, which is a gamechanger. The car runs extremely well, looks good, and doesn’t use gas — no gas at all. Now that car in the next few years could be available to millions, at a decent price.”
“So everybody on the planet should be rooting for Tesla — I mean everybody, even traditional car companies that will have to compete. If Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) can make a clean car the entire automotive industry can.”
“Therefore the air cleaner everywhere, and our wallets, thicker. So let’s get on it people!”
Perhaps with the knowledge that a sensible monologue might fall on deaf ears with the majority of his audience, O’Reilly had to hit out at the “green lobby” with a number of choice words, albeit big words that will fall on deaf ears with a large part of his audience with the exception of “dumb” which they’ve certainly used or presumably been called in the past.
“But there will be resistance. Many conservatives don’t believe in global warming, and oppose alternative energy. I hope you guys rethink the energy part. I agree many in the green lobby are self righteous, arrogant, and dumb. But we’d all be better off if clean, cheap energy becomes the norm. And that’s the truth.”