Daily Podcast: The Appearance of Fairness

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast the appearance of fairness

As TTAC revs up its engine and stares down the ramp at the shark tank– just kidding. I have every faith that the TTAC team can maintain this e-brand's identity and integrity ad infinitum. And beyond! Well, at least until we start making some real money. And then after that (relax, we're good, it's been a long week). That's not to say we won't make some missteps along the way. We won't. I mean, we will. Today, I published two blogs posts that I later removed. The first described the plight of a Dodge Charger owner whose lights went all screwy when it rained. While the dealer's disinterest was the point of the piece, commentators rightly pointed-out that such difficulties afflict buyers of other brands. Our focus on the Dodge Boys was unfair. The second post covered a GM recall of Buick and Pontiac models. KatiePuckrik reminded me of my pledge not to run recall stories in general, as the selection process is inherently biased (either do them all or don't do them). Again, I hit delete. I bring this up because I want you to know that as TTAC grows, I am determined that we won't fall victim to "big company disease." We will stay true to our url. And we will always rely on you, dear readers, to keep us honest.

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  • Cammy Corrigan Cammy Corrigan on Mar 14, 2008

    I think it's imperative that TTAC maintain its balance. If it loses its impartiality, then this site is next door to pointless! As for Hyundai, I have to say, although, Chung Mong Koo did embezzle money, he did turn Hyundai into what it is today. So he isn't all bad!

  • Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman on Mar 14, 2008

    Hey Justin -- I also dig iDrive -- because it works well. I think it's a generational thang...

  • Jordan Tenenbaum Jordan Tenenbaum on Mar 14, 2008

    White cars are a pain in the ass to keep clean, especially after driving in the rain. Waxing is near impossible. As for Alfa's new car, I thought it was pronounced "me too"

  • Mike Solowiow Mike Solowiow on Mar 14, 2008

    Here, here! TTAC's basic premise is why I continue to pour my heart and soul into it one bad car at a time!