Angry GM pulls ads from L.A. Times

April 8, 2005 at 10:07 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- General Motors has pulled its advertising from the Los Angeles Times in a disagreement over car reviews and other articles.

The world's largest automaker said the move was "based on strongly voiced objections from our dealers in California about factual errors and misrepresentations in The Times editorial coverage," the Times reported Friday.

Times spokesman David Garcia said editors had "heard some concerns from General Motors and are examining them. We will look into any complaints GM has about inaccuracy or misrepresentation and will make any appropriate corrections."

A GM executive said Wednesday's review of the Pontiac G6 by Times Pulitzer Prize-winning automobile critic Dan Neil was particularly offensive. Neil wrote "GM is a morass of a business case" and called for the ouster of Rick Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive.

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