The news media is at its best when risking the wrath of powerful interests by telling an underdog’s side of a story. When those rare instances arise the news media stands tall. What seems to increasingly be occurring, however, features the “regular” news media misidentifying some entities as underdogs and failing to realize that a charade is being acted out.
Examples of this circumstance are too numerous to list; but one of the most intriguing involves so-called alternative energy (which is almost exclusively wind energy) and the fossil fuel (or petroleum) industry. It seems evident that most of what is commonly termed the “regular” news media sees wind energy as the underdog to what many would call “Big Oil.”