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This man is General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz:
Photo: Stan Honda
National Public Radio (NPR) received a lot of listener feedback following a comment made by Lutz during an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that was broadcast Monday during NPR’s All Things Considered.
Before you hear Lutz’s comment, I pose these questions in advance that you should consider before you make your own personal reaction:
1) Do you sympathize with the poor man?
2) Are you indifferent?
3) Do you say to yourself, “Yeh, I can relate!”
4) Do you wish Lutz well in his adjustment? (This will become clear after you hear his comment)
5) Do you chuckle as Lutz did while he was answering?
6) Are you outraged?
7) Are you incredulous as to how he could say something like that?
Choose to listen to the entire eight minute piece, or scroll 7:06 into the story when you will hear Lutz respond to Siegel. Lutz’s comment comes after Siegel says;
“Lutz has been in the car business for 45 years, so it's a change for him to operate on the federal government's nickel.”
Here’s the NPR story. (Please note that NPR's Siegel DID NOT follow up with any hardball question).