Vinod Khosla slams ’60 Minutes’ for clean tech report

Vinod Khosla with correspondent Lesley Stahl.

(Credit: CBS)

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, who appeared on “60 Minutes” earlier this month to discuss the state of the clean tech industry, sharply criticized the broadcast segment today for making what he said were “numerous errors.”

The “Cleantech Crash” segment, reported by correspondent Lesley Stahl, aired on the network on January 5 and featured an interview with Khosla as well as a tour of one of his portfolio companies. However, in an open letter addressed to “60 Minutes” and CBS (the parent company of CNET), Khosla accused the program of failing to perform basic fact-checking while practicing “agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting.”

Khosla’s 2,000-word letter (see below) suggests the report purposely left out crucial information about the industry and goes on to rebut points in the story, including correcting the network on the level of his own investment in the clean tech industry.

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Posted in CNET on Jan 15th, 2014 by In The News Team   

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