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Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson: Government Unfairly Shutdown My Parents' GM Dealership
NewsBusters ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/10/2009 7:11:32 AM PDT by Rufus2007

Many have claimed the federal government was playing fast and loose with the rules surrounding its takeover of General Motors and the circumstances surrounding the selection of which dealerships would remain open and those that wouldn't. Fox News' Gretchen Carlson came forward with evidence of this through a personal account of dealership closings.

Carlson, a co-host on the Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends," appeared on Glenn Beck's June 9 program and questioned the logic behind the decision reached by the government and General Motors (GM) to close down a dealership that has been in her family for 90 years.

"I'd like to get a hold of the car czar too," Carlson said. "Never did I think personally that I would need to get a hold of him, but now I do because my parents have owned a General Motors dealership in Anoka, Minn., for 90 years and they were terminated last week and they would like to know why. They would like to know why from the car czar."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: automakers; dealerships; economy; foxnews; generalmotors; glennbeck; governmentmotors; gretchencarlson; nationalization; theft; tm
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Hmm... like the government didn't see an issue with a Fox News host raising a fuss about this over her parents' dealership?
1 posted on 06/10/2009 7:11:32 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Uh, she’s not so good at math either.

Her parents owned a dealership for 90 years........


2 posted on 06/10/2009 7:13:08 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Rufus2007

I read somewhere that the dealerships that were closed down were almost all Republican donors.

I hope that can be proved


3 posted on 06/10/2009 7:13:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (physically unabel to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: Rufus2007

She had her folks on Fox and Friends a couple of weeks ago. Lovely people. This just makes my blood boil at what they are doing to families and the communities.

These businesses not only employ folks.....they also donate to their local communities and many ways.


4 posted on 06/10/2009 7:14:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Mr. K

Just the modus operandi, throwing people under the bus, don’t you get it?


5 posted on 06/10/2009 7:14:13 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Rufus2007
Hey Gretchen, just wait - once the Government Motors gets back on it's feet, they will award dealerships to the sons of prominent Democrats in office....wait and see.

Hey, is the love child of JesseJ old enough yet to be given a dealership???

6 posted on 06/10/2009 7:14:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Rufus2007

83% of all dealer closings were donors to the republican party. What’s even worse is that there are at least two cases where, in an area of 6-7 dealerships, all the republican donors had their dealerships closed but the one democrat donor was allowed to stay open.


7 posted on 06/10/2009 7:14:52 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A GUTLESS SOCIALIST LOSER WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Carley

“in business since 1919 ...”

http://www.mainmotors.com/MiscPage_7


8 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:27 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Carley

what’s wrong with the math?


9 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Mr. K

Most dealers in our area are close buddies...The ones that shut down will just go work for/with a buddy. It’s been like that for years.


10 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Rufus2007

11 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Rufus2007

Is that who Glenn Beck is interviewing now (her parents, that is)?


12 posted on 06/10/2009 7:16:30 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Politics: Poli = Many; Tics = Blood Sucking Creatures)
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To: Pure Country

Her parents own something for ninety years????????


13 posted on 06/10/2009 7:16:31 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Rufus2007

On Glenn Beck radio NOW!


14 posted on 06/10/2009 7:17:02 AM PDT by vacuumbob (The world is, FUBAR!)
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To: Rufus2007

Car Dealerships = Political Patronage

You aint seen nothing yet.


15 posted on 06/10/2009 7:17:53 AM PDT by TUX
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To: Carley

She probably meant to say that her FAMILY owned the dealership for 90 years.


16 posted on 06/10/2009 7:18:42 AM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Rufus2007
If I remember correctly, during the fake Dan Rather Documents Gretchen, then a CBS employee, called him out, in the news room

Then she wound up at Fox, I would say this is retribution.

17 posted on 06/10/2009 7:18:44 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Carley

Originally her family dealership sold buggies and wagons. My husbands family had one of those too.
when the need for buggies, harnesses and saddles went away they had a gasoline station.


18 posted on 06/10/2009 7:18:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Carley

“her family for 90 years”

Pretty sure she might have had grandparents.


19 posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:53 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Carley

in the family for 90 years


20 posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:54 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: Rufus2007

It’s too bad for her parents but I’m so sick and tired of this loud mouth airhead talking about herself in almost every segment. She’s so overbearing and constantly interrupts her guests. She’s an airhead drama queen who has no clue what she’s talking about most of the time. I’ll be glad when Fox gets rid of her.


21 posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:59 AM PDT by jeepers creepers
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To: Rufus2007

This is a smoldering scandal. They even closed down dealerships owned by sitting Republican congressmen while democrat bigwigs motor blissfully on. If that doesn’t stir these guys up what will?


22 posted on 06/10/2009 7:20:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sacajaweau

“The ones that shut down will just go work for/with a buddy. It’s been like that for years.”

Oh, well that makes it OK then.


23 posted on 06/10/2009 7:20:31 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Rufus2007

having a daughter working for Fox News probably placed them atop the target list


24 posted on 06/10/2009 7:20:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Carley
Her parents own something for ninety years????????

Carlson, a co-host on the Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends," appeared on Glenn Beck's June 9 program and questioned the logic behind the decision reached by the government and General Motors (GM) to close down a dealership that has been in her family for 90 years.

25 posted on 06/10/2009 7:20:56 AM PDT by frogjerk (C-NJ)
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To: jeepers creepers

They’re supposed to interject their lives on the morning segments.

They ALL do it.


26 posted on 06/10/2009 7:21:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Rufus2007

Obozo wouldn’t have shutdown the Dealership if it was owned by MUSLIMS, but that Unfortunately was not the case, it was owned by Christians who were Good American Patriots! Our Prayers are with You, Gretchen and Your Family and may Justice finally Win Out!


27 posted on 06/10/2009 7:21:44 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Pure Country

How old are her parents to have been old enough to OWN a car dealership for 90 years?


28 posted on 06/10/2009 7:21:49 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: caver

Yeah! Don’t you know it’s no biggy when you own your own business to go to be an employee for your ‘buddy’?


29 posted on 06/10/2009 7:23:21 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Carley

it was IN THE FAMILY for 90 years i think is the implication there.


30 posted on 06/10/2009 7:23:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: autumnraine

If your “buddy” is still in business?


31 posted on 06/10/2009 7:24:22 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Carley

Come on! Obviously in referring to her Parents , one refers to the grandparents before who were the founders, MAYBE even the Great grandparents.............


32 posted on 06/10/2009 7:24:40 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Carley

Folks can mean parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. They are all folks.


33 posted on 06/10/2009 7:24:49 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: Rufus2007

One of their competitors was being shut down till a closed door meeting with the maker and government. Now the competitor will remain open.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 7:25:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Rufus2007

The American peoples silence on this issue is just deafening.

Is this what they really want?


36 posted on 06/10/2009 7:26:00 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Carley

OK - so it was “in the family” for 90 years. Is that little slip really important?

I was driving through town the other night (Nashville) and realized there are actually 2 GM dealers right across the street from each other. I can only guess which one will be allowed to stay open. The big one which is also a Toyota dealer and has a whole string of various lines of car dealerships. Wouldn’t it make more sense (if one sees any sense to be made in this at all) to let the little guy keep his GM dealership while the other guy has other profitable lines he can sell?


37 posted on 06/10/2009 7:26:29 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: cripplecreek

It’s who you know, eh ?


38 posted on 06/10/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: caver

I’m not saying it’s okay. The biggest loss will likely be to the locals. There will have a large commercial piece of property on the market and locals who benefitted (lunch places) will get hit...


39 posted on 06/10/2009 7:28:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: snowrip

83% - wow!

I’d like to dee the data get published in WSJ or IBD so we can cite it. There should be a independent investigation, and prosecution - possibly impeachment, if it goes that high.


40 posted on 06/10/2009 7:28:36 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: xsmommy

My bad, I read the article from the bottom up.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 7:29:52 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Carley

It’s been in her family for 90 years. They have been on the show, too...very nice people. This morning she was in tears every time she did an interview about Barry’s takeover.


42 posted on 06/10/2009 7:30:46 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Mr. K
“I read somewhere that the dealerships that were closed down were almost all Republican donors.

I hope that can be proved”

Look If it could be proved what exactly do you do now? The highest court in the land is useless!!!

43 posted on 06/10/2009 7:30:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Ditter

IOW, real Americans are to be put out of business. The heart and soul of what it means to be American.


44 posted on 06/10/2009 7:31:00 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

In Chicago they do stuff like this all the time. Jesse Jackson’s son has a Bud distributor and his trucks don’t get parking tickets like their competitors.
Just watch where all the car dealer contributions go next time.


45 posted on 06/10/2009 7:31:56 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Rufus2007
I grew up 4 blocks from Main Motors in Anoka. I went to HS with Gretchen. Heck, she was 1st chair violin her Sr. year when I was a Sophomore viola.

My parents bought their Cadillac from Main Motors.

This dealership was known as a pillar in the community. They sponsored numerous charities and events including the Anoka Halloween Parade and High School sports teams. The Mother's Day Classic Car show is held on their lot.

This hits entirely too close to home and on entirely too personal a note.

46 posted on 06/10/2009 7:32:12 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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“I read somewhere that the dealerships that were closed down were almost all Republican donors.”

That is undoubtedly true. However, it is also very likely that 90% of all car dealerships are owned by Republicans, so the closure rate would match that no matter the intentions.


47 posted on 06/10/2009 7:33:06 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: Bigh4u2

Out of work, college fund for kids just about gone.

401K just about gone.

Who can think about buying a new car. It’s more like how will I put food on the table for my family.

In five short months O put America out of business.


48 posted on 06/10/2009 7:33:11 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hopefully Americans will remember this come election time! And not believe this total BS about “Oh, this mess was all inherited by poor widdle HolyO because the previous administration (read: BUSH’S FAULT!!!) just about destroyed America in the 8 years it was in power...burns me up every time I hear HolyO say those phrases. I just want to shake him and shout MAN UP ALREADY!!! SHEESH!!!! IT’S YOUR FAULT TO!! I blame Bush 5%, and you 95%!!!!!! Arrrrggghhhhhhh!!!


49 posted on 06/10/2009 7:33:53 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Carley

C’mon, people, the dealership has been IN THE FAMILY for 90 years. Don’t be obtuse!!!

This isn’t the only example of dealerships that have been around their communities (and many are the ONLY dealership in their communities)for many many years.


50 posted on 06/10/2009 7:35:21 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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