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Beware Of Bogus News Stories

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Like the domestics really deserve this. This has gone way too far. It leaves no doubt that there is an actual conspiracy to destroy the domestic automakers. :fiery::cussing:

From Automotive News.

Beware of bogus news stories

Chrysler officials are hopping mad about a doctored news article that attempts to take the shine off its storied V-8 Hemi engine. Late last week, a handful of automotive-related Internet blogs ran a story purportedly by Amy Wilson of Reuters, saying Chrysler is offering a cash incentive to keep Hemi buyers in the fold after quality problems surfaced on the engines.

Stop the presses! Amy Wilson works for Automotive News, which recognized the story as one of its own -- with a few changes. The original article referred to Ford Motor Co.'s Power Stroke diesel engine, and dealers quoted in the story were Ford sellers misidentified as Chrysler dealers.

Sinister plot to attack Chrysler? You be the judge.

But imposter journalists, using the same MO, also have recently had some fun at the expense of The Detroit News. Posing as Brett Clanton, a mystery writer penned a Detroit Free Press story, complete with bogus quotes, saying GM and the UAW were close to a massive buyout deal. Yet the deal was still weeks away. Oh yeah, and Brett Clanton is an automotive reporter for The Detroit News.

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