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Old 05-30-2006, 06:38 AM
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BMW bans TTAC

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/con...6689/index.php

BMW has banned Farago and his blog, The Truth About Cars, from getting press vehicles, and the reason is really funny.
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http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/con...6689/index.php

BMW has banned Farago and his blog, The Truth About Cars, from getting press vehicles, and the reason is really funny.
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HAHA! That's a hilarious reason!-

"The decision represented “a general concern about the tone and tenor of the site.” More specifically, BMW objected to my characterization of the Subaru Tribeca’s grill treatment as a flying vagina and our “inappropriately harsh” review of the Lexus IS350. So, BMW doesn’t mind us calling the new M5’s shifter the world’s worst gearbox, but we can’t mention female anatomy or wail on their opponent. Are you getting this?"

But yeah, if I constantly made fun of your cars, would you let me drive them? No, you lost the privelege until you can say something nice.
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But yeah, if I constantly made fun of your cars, would you let me drive them? No, you lost the privelege until you can say something nice.
Meh. "You can only drive our cars if you say something nice." That's why so many of the US car magazines suck these days; they spend too much time kissing the manufacturer's butts rather than giving the good and bad news on a car. While I don't always agree with TTAC's assessments, I do enjoy their coverage. While it is an itty-bitty site in the large scheme of things, BMW does seem very silly in their response.
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I'm going to start an auto review website, and then bitch when none of the auto makers give me free cars to drive. While BMW's reasons seemed lame, its their right not to give FREE cars to someone they don't appove. He can still go buy cars to review like CR does, so no censorship is involved here.

Besides, they aren't ripping on him for the bad SMG review - pretty much ever major car rag has hated it.
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