New Fox Spin Off: It’s Always Sunny In Germany

Did you know that Germany gets a lot more sunlight than the United States? Well, it was said on Fox News, and well, they are a “news” network, right? That must be why Germany’s solar industry is so much further ahead than ours. Thanks Fox News!

Fox News Claims Solar Won’t Work in America Because It’s Not Sunny Like Germany:

Slate — Near the end of the segment, it occurred to Carlson to ask her expert guest, Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi, why it might be that Germany’s solar-power sector is doing so much better. “What was Germany doing correct? Are they just a smaller country, and that made it more feasible?” Carlson asked.

Joshi’s jaw-dropping response: “They’re a smaller country, and they’ve got lots of sun. Right? They’ve got a lot more sun than we do.” In case that wasn’t clear enough for some viewers, Joshi went on: “The problem is it’s a cloudy day and it’s raining, you’re not gonna have it.” Sure, California might get sun now and then, Joshi conceded, “but here on the East Coast, it’s just not going to work.”

You don’t have to be a scientist or even all that highly educated to know that the United States receives much more sunlight than Germany. But if you need proof:

Photovoltaic Solar Resource: United States, Germany -  Illustration courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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  • Krys

    What they are doing right is that it is heavily subsidized there. I can’t believe people really believe anything they hear on Fox. Wait, I believe it, I just don’t want to.

    • [not sound science]
      Scientists have mounting evidence that people are most susceptible to lies during the very brief periods of time in which their heads are not firmly lodged in their asses.
      [/not sound science]

      And no puns intended. Honest.