Daily Podcast: Has TTAC Jumped the Shark?

daily podcast has ttac jumped the shark
Cammy Corrigan had me all a dither yesterday. The TTAC commentator sent an email asserting that “I like TTAC, I really do, but I think it’s starting to lose its way.” God I hope not. Sure, we may have lost a bit of edge here and there. Maintaining our current output AND editorial quality is a daily make that hourly challenge. But it’s kind of hard to “lose your way” when the name of your website is The Truth About Cars. I never have to wonder, hmmm, what should we cover today? And whenever we write about something– from a story about the auto industry to a used car review– there’s never any doubt how to play it. We stick our tongue in our cheek, speak from the heart, call it like we see it and let the chips fall where they may. The Truth About Cars is who we are AND what we do. In addition, I promise you this: we will never take ourselves too seriously or take your concerns lightly. If you’ve got a beef with us, follow Katie’s lead and let us know. Your vigilance and passion makes us stronger, and there is always room for improvement.
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  • Jeff Puthuff Jeff Puthuff on Apr 15, 2008

    No, keep the Death Watches. They are a hallmark of TTAC and, personally, what I look forward to most. No one else (that I'm aware of) has the balls to put this stuff online. Hey, this is the stuff companies pay consultants to tell them! To the people who don't like DW's and would like to see their demise: don't read them. Simple. It would be interesting to go back to the various DW's and see the number of times the DW naysayers have commented on them. To be a fan of TTAC, I think you need to have an open mind, have a strong constitution, be able to show restraint and civility when commenting, and, if you're a fan of a particular make, not take criticism of that make personally.

  • Rev0lver Rev0lver on Apr 15, 2008

    First off, I found out about TTAC through another automotive blog, actually it was the motor trend blog. Some one was badmouthing TTAC over there so I had to see what all the fuss was about. I haven’t been back to motor trend since. At motor trend every single discussion can be summed up in two lines: “yer a retard for buying domestic” “yer a terrorist and hate yer country if you don’t buy domestic” No matter the topic it always boils down to those two points. The no flaming policy was what got me to this site. But the comical, cynical reviews/editorials/news is what kept me here. So I say, keep up the good work.

  • Strippo Strippo on Apr 15, 2008

    If you read the Motor Trend blog, the terrorists win.

  • Mullholland Mullholland on Apr 15, 2008

    Take a deep cleansing breath and get back to work.

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