Why Don’t Journalists Ask Fossil Fuel CEOs Whether THEIR Industry Can “Stand On Its Own Two Feet” Without Subsidies?

All of which again raises the question: why don't journalists badger fossil fuel CEOs -- ExxonMobil, Chevron, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, or utilities like Ohio's FirstEnergy with their hands out for a "coal bailout" - every time they interview them about whether their industry can "stand on its own two feet economically now, or does it still rely on subsidies?" If nothing else, the answers, or more likely non-answers, to that question could be highly revealing.
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Compare and Contrast: As “Clean Coal” Fails, Google Doubles Clean Energy to Its Power Centers

As for the coal industry more broadly, big banks are bailing, with the " Dow Jones U.S. Coal Index, which captures the stock prices of the largest coal companies," losing "a stunning 95% of its value since July 2011," and with "a number of coal companies hav[ing] filed for bankruptcy, including Alpha Natural Resources...Walter Energy...Patriot Coal and James River Coal."
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