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    GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension
    Bloomberg News
    Published August 2, 2005

    General Motors Corp. resumed advertising cars and trucks in the Los Angeles Times three months after pulling its ads over what the company called "factual errors" in the newspaper's coverage.

    GM ran a full-page ad for its 2006 Pontiac Solstice convertible Monday in the Times, the fourth-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation. Brian Akre, a GM spokesman, said the automaker decided last month to resume the advertising.

    The newspaper addressed GM's complaints about coverage, GM spokeswoman Nancy Libby said.

    The advertising was pulled in April after Times automotive columnist Dan Neil, in his review of the Pontiac G6 sedan, called on GM to "dump" Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Wagoner.

    GM denied that a single article triggered the move. GM dealers continued to advertise.

    "We've been having discussions with the Los Angeles Times all along," Libby said. "We feel they've responded to our complaints and decided to put our advertising back."

    David Garcia, a spokesman for the Times, didn't immediately return phone calls seeking comment. The Times is owned by Tribune Co., publisher of the Chicago Tribune.

    The Times had a 6.5 percent drop in Monday-to-Saturday circulation, to 907,997, in the six months ended March 31, the paper reported on May 3, citing the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

    Libby declined to say whether GM's ad spending in the Times will match the level prior to the suspension.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    That picture is worth a 1000 words about why I am glad I live in Louisiana and not California.

    Totaly weird....is that a Segway?

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by member12
    That picture is worth a 1000 words about why I am glad I live in Louisiana and not California.

    Totaly weird....is that a Segway?

    That is weird....

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Its a funeral procession for the EV1, which was covered by the LA Times.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Looks like a funeral procession for the electric vehicle crowd...led by the Segway...another no sell vehicle.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Ming
    Its a funeral procession for the EV1, which was covered by the LA Times.
    That is by far the wierdest picture I've seen all year. Wow, whata bunch of whackos.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Its actually kinda funny. It would make more sense if the Segway was not there.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    I don't care much about the story, but the picture is great!

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    I know my father was very upset when they did that. He always brought adds to the Vice president showing him what they are missing. Glad to see they are back now.

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    Thatsa funny picture.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    Ahhh, ok?

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    If you want to see some sad sad pictures of how really stupid GM can be:

    www.saveev1.org

    They really should have let the people buy the friggin cars. I don't agree with all that tree-hugging malarchy but why not sell them the ev1's on that contract where they (GM) didn't have to provide any sort of product support? Silly, just makes the General look like a big bad bully that only has interest in selling Yukons and Tahoes that guzzle down gas by the barrel full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darknight9
    If you want to see some sad sad pictures of how really stupid GM can be:

    www.saveev1.org

    They really should have let the people buy the friggin cars. I don't agree with all that tree-hugging malarchy but why not sell them the ev1's on that contract where they (GM) didn't have to provide any sort of product support? Silly, just makes the General look like a big bad bully that only has interest in selling Yukons and Tahoes that guzzle down gas by the barrel full.
    You're assuming that people wouldn't be unreasonable and not sue GM later when their EV1 broke down and they didn't have parts to repair it. No matter what waiver was signed, this would only have come back to haunt GM, I'm sure. I hated hearing that they destroyed these cars... but in this day and age I can't really blame GM for wanting to avoid future headaches. People, for the most part, are idiots.
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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    I'm so glad they fired the editor of that paper.

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    Re: GM rescinds L.A. Times advertising suspension

    With interesting products in the pipeline such as the Solstice, Sky, & the Aura GM needed to start advertising in the largest paper in California. These products are aimmed at the import buyer so they need the L.A. Times as much as the Times need GM.

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