Posted by | November 23, 2010 10:03 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Motor Trend recently named the Chevrolet Volt, a car that will allow unprecedented cutbacks in gasoline consumption, its car of the year.  Rush Limbaugh recently aired a diatribe against the designation with his typically low facts/blowhard ratio.  Yesterday, Motor Trend responded:

All the shouting from you or from electric car purists on the left can’t distort the fact that the Chevy Volt is, indeed, a technological breakthrough. And it’s more. It’s a technological breakthrough that many American families can use for gas-free daily commutes and well-planned vacation drives. It’s expensive for a Chevy, but many of those families will find the gasoline saved worth it. If you can stop shilling for your favorite political party long enough to go for a drive, you might really enjoy the Chevy Volt. I’m sure GM would be happy to lend you one for the weekend. Just remember: driving and Oxycontin don’t mix.

I’m sure Rush will now lump Motor Trend in with the Daily Worker as an example of media with a liberal bias.  Rush, the problem isn’t the media, it’s that facts have a liberal bias.

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Copyright 2010 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.