So, an interesting thing happened yesterday in the auto writing world. One of my colleagues in Detroit quit because the editors at his paper told him to tone down a review of the all-new Chrysler 200. At least that's what we think happened. Neither the paper nor the journalist are commenting.
Whether the writer quit because of this or something completely unrelated, I think this whole issue brings up a valid point: How honest should an auto writer be? Seriously. I want you to tell me.
I posted this to my blog fan page, and the Midwest Automotive Media Association fan page ... but few of my fans and auto friends wanted to comment. I don't know if they don't have an opinion or they fear the wrath of potential advertisers. But I figured I'd throw it out to you: People who buy cars.
Whaddayah think? Is it OK to call a car a dog? Or should auto writers stop short and simply say: Toyota Camry is better.
BTW -- that Jalopnik article is an interesting read because they actually show you the original article with the portions that were edited out. Worth a look-see. Jalopnik also released today a story with the much-belated response from the Detroit News.
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