Skip to comments.Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House
Posted on 09/27/2011 9:58:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Ford Motor Company has shelved a television commercial indirectly criticizing its competitors for accepting government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy in the wake of media criticism and, reportedly, a call from the White House.
The ad, first uploaded to YouTube months ago, was part of a series featuring real-life customers who were thrust into press conferences where actor/reporters asked them to explain their decisions to buy a Ford.
"I wasn't going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government," the customer, Chris, said in the ad. "I was going to buy from a manufacturer that's standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That's what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta' pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me."
The ad came under fire earlier this month when various media outlets began to point out Ford's apparent hypocricy, noting that while the automaker did not receive a government bailout, CEO Alan Mulally urged Congress to aid the industry and accepted various federal loans.
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Thought police strike again
Ford undoubtedly also got a little call from some UAW leadership... “Nice little company ya got there... hate to see anything bad happen to it...”
did Mulally get threatened with a kneecapping?
This is creepy if true — that the White House is pestering Ford(*) for daring to try to make hay out of the FACT that Ford didn’t need or accept a bailout.
(*— And Ford not only is a huge company that, one would hope, would not easily be intimidated, but ALSO is full of UAW workers.)
Truth hurts. Disappointed in Ford for caving to whiny liberals with their hands out.
questions or death threats from the white house thug patrol?
The Goosesteppers have spoken!
Ford still has union thugs working for them, and union thugs who aren’t working form them, still receiving paychecks, do they no? If so, the time will come when they need a bailout, so they better be nice.
Pricktator Obama strikes again.
I’d pull it too. Then run it during the Superbowl.
Too good to leave it on the shelf.
Yes, which is part (and only part) of what was so monstrous about the GM bailout giving majority ownership to the UAW. Ford is now competing against its own workers.
Questions from White House = Threats
A great ad!
The Minister of Propaganda
in the White House pulled
the FORD ad.
Won’t be long we’re going to need to purchase two vehicles, and Ford is at the top of the list. Edge, and Flex. Already have an old F-150 I’ll run ‘til it dies, but have to replace the other two.
Yet Ford is taking gauranteed gov loans at 2%
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