Scott Burgess, who resigned as auto critic of The Detroit News after his editors bowed to an advertiser request to water down his negative review of the Chrysler 200, is heading back to The Detroit News.
Scott Burgess was the auto critic for The Detroit News until this week when he resigned after being forced to water down a review of the Chrysler 200 at the behest of an advertiser.
We'll have Scott Burgess, recently-resigned Detroit News auto critic, answering questions in our comments for half an hour starting at 2:00 PM EST on our front page. Ask him anything — he'll answer it!
Yesterday, we exclusively broke the news Scott Burgess resigned as The Detroit News auto critic after his editors bowed to a request by an advertiser to water down his negative review of the Chrysler 200. Today, a chastened Jonathan Wolman, the paper's publisher, says the edits were "poorly handled."
Scott Burgess resigned today as The Detroit News auto critic after his editors bowed to a request by an advertiser to water down his negative review of the Chrysler 200. This is why we can't have nice reviews anymore. UPDATE
Our buddy Scott Burgess over at the Detroit News has taken on the rekindled problem of which ponycar now reigns supreme. With the Ford Mustang GT500 and its thousands of variations, the reborn Dodge Challenger (now in SRT8 flavor), and the recently unveiled Chevy Camaro all vying for eyes, there won't be enough…