The internet reporter for CNN's "The Situation Room" used her fancy touchscreen computer to highlight how GM has transformed its YouTube channel page from a place where it brags, into a place where, increasingly, it begs. Last year around this time there was video of people doing slam poetry about the Pontiac Vibe GT, but now, as we showed you earlier, it's all videos of guys in suits trying to explain why they deserve money from the government. We're not sure what's more depressing: the new Save GM videos or the fact it took the novelty of their use of YouTube to get CNN to finally show them. We're just waiting for video of a crying, sheet-covered Rick Wagoner screaming "Leave Detroit Alone!" into the camera. [CNN]
Here's what happened: the Obama team told Wagoner the bailout was as good as is, but they didn't want to have to deal with a bunch of angry tax payers. So if Wagoner wanted to see even a penny of those funds, he had until January 20, 2009 to drum up public support for throwing GM a federal lifeline.
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