We've seen countless examples of how different media outlets "slant" news stories about GM. Their wording of one of the latest headlines, dealing with Buick cancelling what most people considered a "rebadge" of a Saturn Vue crossover, ranged from, in my opinion, simply factual to misleading to insulting. The careless way some of the headlines were written may confuse the public; little, subtle differences in one headline compared to another give very differing impressions.
Here are some sample headlines:
"GM Kills Planned Buick Crossover"
-Wall St. Journal
"GM cancels "Hideous' Buick SUV After Would-Be Customers Twitter"
"GM Kills Rebadged Buick Compact Crossover, Including Plug-In..."
"GM cancels ugly new Buick SUV. What a concept!"
"General Motors kills planned Buick plug-in hybrid"
"GM Cuts Juice On 'Hideous' Buick Crossover"
"GM cancels Buick hybrid plans"
"US: GM cancels 2011 Buick PHEV"
"Buick kills crossover that drew jeers"
-Detroit Free Press
"Reaction was 'universally negative' to Buick's 'Vue'"
"GM cancels Buick compact crossover"
"GM Kills New Buick Before It Is Born"
-24/7 Wall St.
"Struck by criticism, GM kills Buick SUV"
-Globe and Mail
"GM listens, quickly kills new Buick"
"GM drops new Buick SUV due to lack of interest"