It's no surprise that right wingers, by and large, hate the Chevy Volt, but Media Matters has put together a truly amazing collection of clips of Fox host Neil Cavuto disparaging GM's plug-in car.

There are plenty of reasons a person can list to not like the Volt; the fact that it plugs in is most decidedly not one of them. But that seems to be Cavuto's main line of argument against the plug-in hybrid. He says that having to plug a car in will cause marital strife ("Honey, I thought you were going to plug it in." "No, you were going to plug it in.") and repeatedly says it is the "dumbest thing I've ever seen." Apparently, Fabio's lesson didn't get through to Cavuto.

This is the kind of video that really needs to be seen to be believed. Check it out for yourself after the jump.



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      Smurf
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am sick and tired of these folks who express their love for America by screaming their hatred for American companies. Any bets on whether he drives a Mercedes or a Lexus to work?
      Marco Polo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, this guys a real a**hole, but then I read through a these comments and I can sort understand his very American media method To try to bring some reality to the issue, is virtually impossible. Too many passionate ego's! But here's an attempt. Rupert Murdoch, is neither right nor left in politics, he's Rupert Murdoch. He doesn't 'choose' governments, he just good at picking winners! Fox is owned by News Corp. News Corp has a 6.4% common shareholder who is a Saudi Citizen. He only get 1.6% of the voting rights. Rupert Murdoch controls a vast media empire and many of the "high quality'" publications in his stable would have long since become extinct without subsidies from the Tabloids and TV. Only Rupert Murdoch supports the loss making enterprises. Elizabeth Murdoch drives a Hybrid. Rupert Murdoch has stated on a number of occasions, including a televised speech to the Australian Press Club, that EV's and alternate vehicles are 'Inevitable" . News ltd, in Australia is the only company that owns and operates EV's. Lachlan Murdoch is a large investor and supporter of solar, wind and EV's. (And if you don't stop picking on his Dad, his Stepmom'll come round and punch your lights out!) The way I figure it, Neil Cavuto, Rush Linbaugh etc, are just sort of Jerry Springer clones, Shock Jocks. It's a just a freak show. No serious conservative/Republican voter would align themselves with that nonsense! The loony left, insane conspiracy theorists, etc, do not represent the liberal/centre left, US voter. Fox is about making money, these clowns get everyone het up, and the ratings rise with the ignorant and indignant. Others watch, fascinated at the freak show. Fox sells advertising based on the number of viewers. It doesn't sell prestige or thought provoking news coverage, it's a tabloid! There's no sinister evil "big Oil' plot! Just tabloid rating business, if Fox thought it could create as much controversy and hype supporting GM and it's Volt, Fox would be it's No.1 fan! Actually, Neil Cavuto does GM and Volt a huge favour! He draws attention to the vehicle, any publicity's good publicity. His views are exactly the same as my schoolmaster who decreed that the ballpoint pen was a fad, and would never catch on! By the time I was at University, all legal; documents were required to be executed in ballpoint.! Right, left, Leaf , Volt, EV-v-REEV , who cars? The GM volt is a car! Not a tool of the devil, left/right wing plot! Just a car! (Maybe a revolutionary car, with very interesting and promising technology). It's built by GM to make money. Not save the world, or push any ideological wheelbarrow. It's just a car, if you like it, buy it, if it doesn't suit you, by a Leaf. or a Fisker, or a Prius, or any other type that suits you. No one, well no one who would have contemplated buying an EV, would be put off because of the attics of a media clowns, like Neil Cavuto etc, who possess zero credibility.
        Ford Future
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        You don't hire right wing nut cases if you don't agree with them. Murdoch is just as insane as the people who work for him. He chose them, that's all you need to know about him.
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        @Dan Because 'Evil Marco' may be someone I would disagree with on many things, but he is rational and does now utilize Alinsky tactics, now fall prey to them. I have read rules for radicals. It helps to understand the tactics, and those who have fallen prey to them.
          EZEE
          • 8 Hours Ago
          @EZEE
          Does not...that is. Typing on an iPad. Quick question, since Apple is now bigger than exxon, are they evil?
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        I will have to remember all of this when I see NBC editing clips to make Rick perry sound racist (black cloud), or CBS reporting on fake national guard memos, or abc(?) faking exploding tanks on gm trucks, or msnbc showing a 'racist' with a gun at a tea party protest, only to not show his skin (he was black), or all of the NYT's recent scandals (jayson Blair), or bill maher making rape jokes against Sarah palin and Michele Bachman... Having a single network with a different point of view...awful, just awful... Now, I will go back to feeling thrills up my leg, for the man who is sort of a god, Obama.
          emperor koku
          • 8 Hours Ago
          @EZEE
          I love how you assume black people can't be self-loathing. And Bill Maher is hilarious; truly the best.
        emperor koku
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        Most of this I agree with, except: "The way I figure it, Neil Cavuto, Rush Linbaugh etc, are just sort of Jerry Springer clones, Shock Jocks. It's a just a freak show. No serious conservative/Republican voter would align themselves with that nonsense!" Are you American? Most serious conservative/Republican voters DO align themselves with that nonsense.
          Marco Polo
          • 8 Hours Ago
          @emperor koku
          No, I'm not a US citizen. But I know a lot of US conservatives, and no sane, rational person could place any value on such ratbags. I mean can you picture these guys getting a gig with the New Yorker?
          Spec
          • 8 Hours Ago
          @emperor koku
          Yeah this. They really do believe this stuff. Michelle Bachmann won the Iowa Straw poll . . . she is certifiably crazy. Climate change is some liberal scientist hoax according to Tea Party orthodoxy.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        you apologize a lot for evil Marco. why is that
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about a link to the source for this video? It's not loading through your site, for me.
        Dave R
        • 3 Years Ago
        Here you go: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201108230004 Not sure why ABG didn't put a source on the article.
          Floorman
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dave R
          Not sure why ABG didn't put a source on the article Because mediamatters is a left wing group whose only want is to destroy fox news
      Michael Walsh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, wait....if Faux HATES the Volt, then I LOVE the Volt! : )
      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 3 Years Ago
      As an asside, Mr. Cavuto reportedly often forgets to plug his wife into the air compressor so she's fully inflated every night...
      Woody Becker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess my point would be who cares? How many of you own a volt anyways? Move on there is nothing to see here!
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fox takes oil money. That says it all.
      Smith Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      My cousin told me that only Fox News tells the truth and ALL other news sources are lying to us. She is a nice person and wouldn't lie to me.
        Chris M
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smith Jim
        I don't know about "lying", but your cousin is definitely delusional if she thinks Fox has the only truth. Fox pundits are routinely caught in lies, provable demonstrable lies, but somebody that only watched Fox News wouldn't know that, as Fox pundits never ever admit to error, even when they are proven to be wrong. That's what I like about Rachel Maddow, she's a careful meticulous journalist, and when she makes a mistake, she issues a prompt and sincere correction.
        Michael Walsh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smith Jim
        She'd better be really hot, because she's just too dumb to carry the burden of being fugly too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i dont like volt either...but man he really just has an all out hatred
      EZEE
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Maybe she will try to increase supply by drilling for more oil and building refineries. I know, that's crazy talk. Everyone knows supply has nothing to do with the price of commodities.
      Chris M
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Her simplistic "drill baby drill" strategy won't work because the biggest most productive oilfields were long ago tapped and drained nearly dry. What's left is small inaccessible oil fields that at best will only give a minor bump in production levels. It simply isn't possible to reach the 1973 levels of production, let alone the current US demand. The only realistic alternatives are biofuels, improved efficiency, and most of all, electrification.
      EVSUPERHERO
      • 8 Hours Ago
      Very foolish of you EZEE to think we could control the price of oil by drilling more. OPEC will set the price for a barrel of oil no matter how much we drill to power your 20% explosion machine. You really think the oil corps will sell you a barrel of oil cheaper than what it goes for on the world market? Oh contraire, my friend, .
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