Solyndra and the self-referential Beltway media cycle
grist.org — One sign of Republicans' success in hyping the Solyndra scandal is that they've got everybody calling it a scandal. Despite the turgid atmospherics, though, there still hasn't been any official wrongdoing established, or even charged. It's like an optical illusion of a scandal, a trick of the media light. Or, to mix metaphors, a hard candy shell with no nut inside.