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It’s About Time: AP Admits Ford ‘Has Benefited From Customer Goodwill’ For Not Taking Govt. $ | NewsBusters.org

You know this one was painful for them to write.

Well, it only took them the better part of a year to pick up on what yours truly first noted in early February (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), , and what anyone with eyes has surely known for months, But the Associated Press has finally acknowledged it — or at least it’s the first time I’ve seen the wire service do so.

In the eighth paragraph of their article covering October’s auto sales, AP reporters Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin recognized part of the reason — and perhaps the most important reason — why Ford has been cleaning the clocks of General Motors and Chrysler all year long:

Ford has benefited from consumer goodwill because it didn’t take government bailout money or go into bankruptcy protection, as General Motors and Chrysler did.

It’s About Time: AP Admits Ford ‘Has Benefited From Customer Goodwill’ For Not Taking Govt. $ | NewsBusters.org

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