Friday, April 08, 2005

:: adgruntie :: GM pulls ads from LA Times

+From the LA Times via Reuters:
General Motors Corp. has pulled its advertising from the Los Angeles Times over what it called factual errors and misrepresentations in the newspaper, a spokesman for the automaker said Thursday.

GM did not say how much it spent on advertising in the Times, one of the largest U.S. newspapers, or how long the ban would continue.

"General Motors decided this week to cease advertising in the Los Angeles Times based on strongly voiced objections from our dealers in California about factual errors and misrepresentations in the Times' editorial coverage," said GM spokesman Brian Akre.

The Los Angeles Times, owned by newspaper publisher Tribune Co., could not immediately be reached for comment.
Ok so the funny thing about this I think, is that this story is linked to the the story is from Reuters. But the LATimes is publishing that they couldn't be reached for comment. I find it amusing. Maybe that's because I'm still half-asleep or something. Since the LATimes is reg req- here's another link to read the story at here. Apparently the controversal bit was in an editorial from the Times auto critic Dan Neil, who wrote negatively about the company's brand strategy and called on GM to "dump" Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

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