Man, it is GM week here at Cars! Cars! Cars! Today let's focus on GM trying to bribe everyone. By everyone, we mean not us. Oh, like Bobby Reich has more influence over the Claire-loving crowd than we do! Come on! GM: you need us to talk you up?
We first read about this here:
General Motors Death Watch 68: Predestination. It's also the first place we read about the Corvette having some new, cool roof-disappearing feature.
In his commentary on the syndicated radio program Marketplace, Reich said he was contacted a few weeks ago by GM's PR firm and offered money to say the buyouts were a good deal.Reich continued:
"I don't want to sound prissy or self-righteous," he said. "But it just seems wrong for a company to offer money to someone like me to express a view the company wants expressed in the media. It's one thing to offer an employee buyout. Quite another to offer an integrity buyout."
But he was categorical about the offer he believed was made to him. "If we've got to the point in this country when big corporations feel free to offer what are essentially bribes to columnists and commentators, we're really in trouble," Reich said.And, to top it all off, there is (an unrelated) PR out there called MightyComm. That just strikes us as MightyFunny.