GM http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12136/all en Networks Shield Government from Blame for 176 Deaths During Government Motors Ownership http://mrc.org/articles/networks-shield-government-blame-176-deaths-during-government-motors-ownership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GM bailout could prevent some from suing over faulty ignitions, despite media’s 98 percent blackout of government bailout. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When lives are lost due to a faulty product the media point fingers all the way up to the top of the company. Just not when the government owns the company.</p> <p>The broadcast networks have aired 42 reports on the GM safety recall of faulty ignitions; malfunctions that resulted in more than 300 deaths. But in the course of their reporting, ABC, CBS and NBC only once said something that could remind viewers that GM was, for a time, Government Motors. More than half of fatalities occurred during the period of federal ownership of GM.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-shield-government-blame-176-deaths-during-government-motors-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Bailout GM Government Motors obama recall Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:07:26 +0000 dan.gainor 45809 at http://mrc.org Detroit is Dead http://mrc.org/cartoons/detroit-dead <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2356" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Forward%20Detroit.jpg?1374788128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 25, 2013 - 5:29pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Economy Government Al Qaeda bankruptcy Detroit forward GM obama Osama bin Laden Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:35:29 +0000 julia.seymour 44105 at http://mrc.org The Real Bailout: GM’s Alive, But Many Small Businesses Aren’t http://mrc.org/articles/real-bailout-gms-alive-many-small-businesses-arent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DARCARS Vice President Tamara Darvish writes ‘Outraged’ and speaks out. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The auto bailout was a gift from the heavens … or so the media would have us think. They reported Obama’s foray into car manufacturing as having virtually no downside. And for the UAW, perhaps it didn’t. But for the hundreds of local car dealerships arbitrarily closed in the deal, the story was far different. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/real-bailout-gms-alive-many-small-businesses-arent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Labor Politics Auto Bailout Chrysler DARCARS GM Tammy Darvish Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:07:09 +0000 matt.philbin 41627 at http://mrc.org From ‘General’ to ‘Government’ to ‘Gay’ – The G in GM http://mrc.org/articles/general-government-gay-%E2%80%93-g-gm <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/taylor-hughes-honorable-leon-weil-scholar">Taylor Hughes, The Honorable Leon Weil Scholar</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do GM and President Obama have in common (besides that fact that he bought it)? They’re both catering to the gay agenda for cash. Soon after President Obama declared that “same sex couples should be allowed to marry,” government-owned GM decided that gays should also be targeted by its ad campaigns.&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.blogcdn.com/green.autoblog.com/media/2012/06/chevy-volt-gay-ad.jpg" style="float: right;" width="144" height="212" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/general-government-gay-%E2%80%93-g-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Government Politics Chevy GM LGBT volt Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:03:59 +0000 matt.philbin 40366 at http://mrc.org MSNBC’s Moment of Honesty http://mrc.org/commentary/msnbcs-moment-honesty <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might want to sit down for this.&nbsp;</p><p>At 11:14 a.m. EST, Friday, May 25, something remarkable happened on the very left leaning MSNBC. If you missed it, you missed a rare and momentous moment in MSNBC television. MSNBC host Thomas Roberts raised a question about the fairness of Obama’s attacks on Romney as job-creator vs. job-destroyer while he was a private equity investor at Bain Capital – based on Obama’s poor record playing venture capitalist with our money.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/msnbcs-moment-honesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Business Economy Government Bain Capital GM MSNBC obama Solyndra Thu, 31 May 2012 15:11:08 +0000 matt.philbin 40254 at http://mrc.org The Flight of the Money - Where Has It Gone? http://mrc.org/bailout/flight-money-where-has-it-gone <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Two months ago, the “new” General Motors made possible by government bailouts, theft of shareholders’ equity for forced re-distribution to unions, and managerial change at government’s gunpoint, was held up as shining example of success – it was even repaying its debt to Uncle Sam early.</p> <br /> <p >But the week of the Independence Day, GM announced its urgent need to borrow five billion dollars, to use in re-paying debt (ie. paying its VISA bill with a new MasterCard) and as cash reserves to counter anticipated slumping sales.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bailout/flight-money-where-has-it-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bailout Banking businesses capital cash economy GM investment manufacturing privatesector Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:02:24 +0000 admin 29890 at http://mrc.org Obama's Happy Talk http://mrc.org/financialreform/obamas-happy-talk <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >All week there was happy news reporting of the happy news of General/Government Motors re-paying its loan years ahead of schedule – somewhat mysteriously, given that the company remains unprofitable. (Gee, maybe they re-paid <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">our</i> loan with <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">our</i> TARP money. That’d be funny, wouldn’t it?)  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/financialreform/obamas-happy-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FinancialReform GM obama Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:38:34 +0000 admin 29915 at http://mrc.org Is GM Owner Federal Government Playing Politics with Toyota Recall? http://mrc.org/articles/gm-owner-federal-government-playing-politics-toyota-recall <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The government’s traditionally enforced safety standards on automobiles sold in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>. But the government didn’t always own a car company. So you’d expect the media to take a hard look when the government’s roles as regulator and competitor converge.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gm-owner-federal-government-playing-politics-toyota-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business GM recall Toyota Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:39:37 +0000 admin 27447 at http://mrc.org Ford Had a Better Idea: No Bailout http://mrc.org/articles/ford-had-better-idea-no-bailout <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ford Motor Company took everyone by “surprise” Nov. 2, when it announced nearly a billion dollars in profit for the third quarter of 2009. The company also said it would be “solidly profitable” by 2011.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ford-had-better-idea-no-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business abc American Morning autounion Bailout Big Three Brian Williams Cash for Clunkers cbs Chrysler CNN Ford GM NBC profit UAW Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:16:04 +0000 admin 26519 at http://mrc.org Dear WSJ: Congressional Oversight is No Accountability http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-congressional-oversight-no-accountability <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The Wall Street Journal</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">200 Liberty Street</st1:address></st1:street></p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10281</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-congressional-oversight-no-accountability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business Bailout congress DonBoudreaux GM oversight taxpayers WallStreetJournal Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:56:15 +0000 admin 30045 at http://mrc.org UAW Has Reason to Celebrate This Labor Day http://mrc.org/articles/uaw-has-reason-celebrate-labor-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Labor Day holiday is almost upon us and the networks are likely to spend it talking about vacation, barbequing and holiday sales instead of examining the 2009 victories of the labor unions. In fact, all year they avoided talking about the many recent blessings organized labor has enjoyed.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/uaw-has-reason-celebrate-labor-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Labor abc Bailout bankruptcy BillWeir cardcheck cbs CEI Chrysler GM heritage LaborDay laborunion LeBeau LesterHolt NBC UAW UnitedAutoWorkers Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:47:27 +0000 admin 26608 at http://mrc.org Front Page to Back Page to No Page: the Outrage That Went Away http://mrc.org/commentary/front-page-back-page-no-page-outrage-went-away <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> &lt;?xml:namespace prefix = o /> <p >Immediately following Obama’s coup at General Motors, and near-takeover of Chrysler as well, there was about two weeks of news coverage of the shocking number of dealerships summarily, and seemingly arbitrarily, put out of business.</p> <br /> <p >The demand for explanation of why and how one dealership was killed, another spared execution was ever so briefly loud, then quieted, then silenced. This front page story moved to the back pages and, in short order, to oblivion – and the questions it raised were never answered. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/front-page-back-page-no-page-outrage-went-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business dealerships GM obama Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:57:21 +0000 admin 29778 at http://mrc.org The $114 Billion Rusty Lawn Mower; the Dog That Didn't Bark http://mrc.org/commentary/114-billion-rusty-lawn-mower-dog-didnt-bark <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >General Motors is worth approximately minus $90 billion. That’s a negative net worth of $90 billion. Into which the president has put about $60-billion total, for 60 percent ownership on our behalf. We have traded plus-$60-billion for minus $54-billion, a net loss of $114-billion. We as investors are upside down by even more than the bankrupt carcass we’ve invested in is upside down. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/114-billion-rusty-lawn-mower-dog-didnt-bark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business GM obama Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:13:43 +0000 admin 29802 at http://mrc.org Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson: Government Unfairly Shutdown Parents' GM Dealership http://mrc.org/articles/fox-news-host-gretchen-carlson-government-unfairly-shutdown-parents-gm-dealership <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many have claimed the federal government was playing fast and loose with the rules surrounding its takeover of General Motors and the circumstances surrounding the selection of <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090609-714679.html"></a>which dealerships would remain open and those that wouldn’t. Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson came forward with evidence of this through a personal account of dealership closings.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fox-news-host-gretchen-carlson-government-unfairly-shutdown-parents-gm-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Bailout car dealerships Fox&Friends FoxNewsChannel GM GretchenCarlson obama Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:50:26 +0000 admin 26751 at http://mrc.org Cavuto: Sotomayor Appointment Sign of Government's New Role in Business http://mrc.org/articles/cavuto-sotomayor-appointment-sign-governments-new-role-business <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How will President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor impact business? Or more importantly, is her nomination a sign of new rules for business in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cavuto-sotomayor-appointment-sign-governments-new-role-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government baseball Businessrules cavuto GM sotomayor Wed, 27 May 2009 19:19:14 +0000 admin 26776 at http://mrc.org