imagine a guy who holds the shareholder meeting 600 miles from Detroit on the first Mon of June each year (note that often makes it the morning after Memorial Day). he secludes the media upstairs to view remotely. he forbids the passing out of information between shareholders. he cuts the meeting short with people waiting to speak, who have filled out a card and have time remaining under the rules. he holds a press conference for reporters and leaves them sequestered to write their stories without speaking to the stockholders themselves. it’s a very well coordinated campaign to strictly limit interaction and influence media coverage.
btw he also turns off the webcast immediately following his initial welcoming speech.