We'll give the intrepid personalities over at Fox News a bit of credit for catching themselves mid-mistake, but just take a look at this: While discussing news that GE (note that last letter, please) is buying a fleet of Chevrolet Volt hatchbacks, one of our Foxy friends (Juliet Huddy) said, "All GM employees who get a company car, well, they really don't get a choice. They're going to get a $40,000 electric car." Yes, for a few seconds, the atmosphere was awful: Just look at this pathetic car company that is forcing its own employees to buy its cars. Except, of course, that's exactly wrong. Thankfully, the hosts catch themselves, even though they then continue to bash the Volt. Also, it wasn't just a mess-up by Huddy, since the on-screen chyron clearly says "GM workers forced into Volts."

Of course, this whole GE/GM thing isn't exactly news. GE announced back in November 2010 that it would buy up to 12,000 Volts as part of an order of 25,000 plug-in vehicles. GE has done a lot to promote plug-in vehicles, including working with GM on projects in China and running an "Electric Vehicle Experience Tour" here in the U.S. last year. Check out the video for yourself after the jump.



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      sirvixisvexed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fox news is pretty retarded in these cases. Sometimes I seriously consider if Fox News is liberal like the rest of the media, only they pretend to be right wing (and purposely suck awfully at it) as a way to get everyone to hate the right as hard as possible. Here's some trivia: How long have the typical deep south red states been red? If your answer is: "Since forever of course!" then you are unfortunately mistaken. Today's typical democrat and today's typical republican (like the ones depicted on fox news) have ideologies that are mutant-freak combinations of ideologies of the past. Look at all of the US election electoral college maps from now back to 1900ish. I was really surprised to learn that before 1964, the religious bible beaters were the BLUE states and the northern states were the RED states. Economic conservatism and social conservatism don't have to have anything to do with each other. I didn't realize how politically ignorant I and everyone else was/is until seeing those previous election results.
        super390
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sirvixisvexed
        Wow, I'm truly stunned that young people today don't know the sequence of events that caused white Southern bigots to switch from the Dems to the GOP. It was the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. LBJ even said when he signed one of those laws that he was handing the South to the GOP for 20 years. Turns out he was too optimistic. In 1964 GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater got an endorsement from the KKK. The retired Eisenhower paid him a visit to chew him out and get him to reject it, but the word was out, and the Godfather of Conservatism did better in the Solid South than elsewhere. Black Republican Jackie Robinson visited the '64 GOP Convention and compared it to a Hitler Nuremburg rally. And above all, JFK had used a clever trick in 1960, having Dr. King quietly coordinate a switchover of those few black Republicans who could qualify to vote in the South in exchange for future reforms, which LBJ delivered. JFK and LBJ became tied to Dr. King, who was the most hated man in the South. Basically, the white party and the black party switched places. You can't get blacks and white Southerners in the same party for long. And we can't discuss why that is without violating sensitive feelings.
        fefifofum
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sirvixisvexed
        "Fox news is pretty retarded in these cases. Sometimes I seriously consider if Fox News is liberal like the rest of the media, only they pretend to be right wing (and purposely suck awfully at it) as a way to get everyone to hate the right as hard as possible." Little paranoid there....... As for the rest, the south used to be hugely democrat, I don't think that anyone doesn't know that...... Reality is the republicans have changed in to the old school democrats, and the democrats have well they are more old school republican with liberal tax policies. What I love is when the repubs call themselves the party of Lincoln, HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA. Right.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has Autoblog green succumbed to the George Soro's "media matters" propaganda smear campaign?
        Michael Walsh
        • 2 Days Ago
        @NightFlight
        No need to smear Faux...they do a good enough job of discrediting themselves.
        Michael Walsh
        • 2 Days Ago
        @NightFlight
        No need to smear Faux...they do a good enough job of discrediting themselves.
      Mindy Boo
      • 2 Years Ago
      In fairness, everything outside of strict news reading on any 24-hour news channel falls in the opinion show category. Even the editors of the main network news divisions are guilty with their interview formats.
      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 2 Years Ago
      The murdoch propaganda vector at its usual. Although they obviously hate all plug in vehicles (the Leaf has taken a beating from them before), they reserve a special amount of attention for the Volt in particular. It definitely makes me want to lean towards a Volt when the time comes.
      Jason Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      GOPTV-FOXPROPAGANDA strikes again! Never let the facts get in the way of a good propaganda diatribe. Does anyone who isn't mentally retarded believe anything those liars say? CLaim Obama lies after this!!!
        Sasparilla Fizz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        Nobody should, but theres alot of folks who tune in to them not knowing they literally lie about stuff and you have a big chunk of the US population living in an alternate reality because of what they hear day in day out on the tube.
      Roy_H
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would bet that even the mistake was scripted. They wanted to turn the story into something bad for GM but then had to correct themselves so as to not look too stupid. How much "forcing" would it take for you to drive a free $40k luxury car???
      EZEE
      • 2 Days Ago
      Well let's see. The left has CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CNBC, ABC, and CBS. the right has Fox. Those bastards. Now I know...people will say that fox does things differently, and that is why they are criticized. Of course, all of the media criticizes them. Why? Who does the rest of the media cater too? The left. Usually around 87% of journalists say they are left leaning/liberal. Do you think that their bias does not intrude in their reporting? Dan Rather got fired because no one thought that the Bush National Guard memo's were fake, when the only thing one would have had to do was reproduce it on a modern, Word equipped computer and hold it to the light. John Stossel won Emmy after Emmy for reporting on waste and fraud in business. He switched over to reporting waste and fraud in government - and never won another award. MSNBC has their 'round table' interview Herman Cain. Instead of the normal 3 liberals and one conservative, it was Reverand Al, Rachel Maddow, and Ed Schultz. Ed Schultz, of course, said that republicans want you to die, so they can make money off of your corpse. And the good part is, he is criticizing democrats when he literally screams this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6K7PfNJUEI&feature=youtube_gdata_player But like anything else, to generate emotion, the left loves demons. So fox is a demon. Sarah Palin was a demon, and had more stories on her from MSNBC than any other network. It was the progressive, Benito Mussolini who said, 'logic and reasoning can be used as tools, but with the myth, you can move mountains.' Saul Alinsky agreed when he wrote rules for radicals. Now, before everyone down votes me, which they will, ask yourselves...why does ABG constantly report on Fox News, and Daryl Issa? Could it be to spark emotions....get the people clicking? Chief reason why I look at www.realclearenergy.com. They print everyone's articles, with few to none of their own. No agenda, just there for us to read. I never even heard of Daryl Issa prior to coming to ABG. But, for fun and something you won't read here, I looked up issa's charitable works: All together, the Issa charity handed out at least $42,000 in donations during 2009 on behalf of individual congressional staffers and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, tax records show. At least 18 staffers won donations in their name for prized charities. And...he gives the charitable donations in other people's names....
      Floorman
      • 2 Days Ago
      super390 Really? Yea- nay in the house Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%) Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%) Senate Democratic Party: 44-23 (66%–34%) Republican Party: 27-6 (82%–18%) Most Democrats from the Southern states opposed the bill and led an unsuccessful 83-day filibuster, including Senators Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN), J. William Fulbright (D-AR), and Robert Byrd (D-WV), who personally filibustered for 14 hours straight.
      PeterScott
      • 2 Days Ago
      Perhaps Australians view him differently since he is from there. But everything I have seen from North America and UK suggests that he injects the same destructive, anti-progress, anti-science editorial control over all the Papers he takes over. Once respected papers like the Wall Street Journal have slid into Murdoch alignment. Murdoch is one the most destructive, anti-progress, anti-science forces on the planet today.
      Smith Jim
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fox News and their viewers are convinced that Obama is waging a war on religion. According to one poll, 25% of registered Republicans believe Obama is the anti-Christ. It's no surprise the Volt is found guilty by association. Electric cars and environmental stewardship is part of wider communist conspiracy to enslave all citizens. I'm only half joking.
        EZEE
        • 2 Days Ago
        @Smith Jim
        33% of democrats believe Bush was behind 9-11.
        JeremyD
        • 2 Days Ago
        @Smith Jim
        "25% of registered Republicans believe Obama is the anti-Christ" This level of insanity and, or stupidity is good for your voter base... these people are committed voters. Unfortunately these uneducated psychopaths also make more level headed republicans look bad by association. I bet these must be the people that always vote to cut educational funding.
        Ford Future
        • 2 Days Ago
        @Smith Jim
        Republican Party = Delusional Cult.
          Spec
          • 2 Days Ago
          @Ford Future
          That remark is stepping over the line. But there are some hardcore people in the base that clearly have a very loose grasp on reality and opinion polls bear it out.
          EZEE
          • 2 Days Ago
          @Ford Future
          Delusional Cult = watching nations across the globe collapse from debt, then say we need to spend more to improve our economy, while calling those who disagree crazy, or a delusional cult.
      mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its a company car, why would anyone care. I get a car that cost me nothing, I would glad to be handed the keys
        marcopolo
        • 2 Days Ago
        @mike
        @Mike, Yes indeed. I am about to replace 3 of our existing ageing Fleet Toyota Hybrids with GM Volts (Amperes). I hear no objections from any of the potential recipients! The GM Volt is a perfect company car for representatives and middle management. Bigger in appearance and more prestigious than the Prius, yet it's PIEV capacity makes a definite statement. It also means a huge saving in gasoline. For GE it's the obvious vehicle! But for the average fleet, it's a better investment than a dedicated EV, due to it's versatility and lack of range limitations. Unlike the leaf or other EV's, the Volt/Ampera, has the advantage of being able to be used by staff members, with different domestic circumstances. In the UK, it's tax advantage is excellent. (Unfortunately in Australia, not only is there no tax credit, but the Volt/Ampera will attract additional tax than the Cruse!)
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a perfect article for autoblog green, since they try to be the fox news of green car news :) Thanks for parroting the manufactured outrage, Sebastian!
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