09 Aug '11, 4pm

UK Show "Top Gear" Fakes a dead battery in a Nissan Leaf. Now who looks stupid?

UK Show "Top Gear" Fakes a dead battery in a Nissan Leaf. Now who looks stupid?

August 09, 2011 at 16:14 pm PDT | Vince B. writes: Top Gear UK is unique in the world of ‘mainstream’ automotive media (news/journalism/entertainment) – in that it is not strictly funded by the automotive industry. Read a copy of Car&Driver or Road&Track (or watch a SPEED TV segment like “Test Drive”) and you will find within its pages paid advertisements for the exact cars on the pages they are extolling the virtues of in the next review. You can hardly find a negative word in car magazines (ohh –sure they will mention that the BMW 328 is slower than the M3 –but never truly negative as in “WHY WOULD ANYONE BUY THIS CAR?” – such as you can and SHOULD say about anything from Land Rover or Lincoln…for instance.) Why? Its quite simple – the ‘normal’ automotive media is beholden to the industry to support it through advertising cash and therefore cannot be negative without con...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/top-gear-nissan-leaf/

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