And the answer is: It's General Motors! Woo-hoo! They win this week's "rags to riches" award. That's right, because given the cyclical nature of media reporting on automakers we're almost certain they'll be "CNBC's New Motown Moron" by the end of next month. The month after? Why, they'll be "The Motown Master." And so on, and so on and so on — but hey, S&P is boosting their stock rating from "Sell" to "Hold" — so maybe there's something to it this time.

Warren Buffett Endorses Rick Wagoner As "The Right Person" For GM; Breaking Even: CNBC's Phil LeBeau "Causes" Accident In Front Of GM World Headquarters!; CNBC Uses The Delphi Rhythm Method Too! [internal]