Walsh reports that, to avoid the appearance of gloating, however, General Motors didn't issue a news release about its offer of zero-percent
financing or other incentives to people who trade in Toyotas to buy or lease a GM vehicle.
But as Jason Vines, who headed Ford's media relations during the Ford-Firestone
crisis, tells Walsh: "You can stop production, but you can't stop public hysteria."
Walsh himself seems a lot dourer this morning about Toyota's ability to ride the years of goodwill it has build up through its current crisis over balky accelerator pedals. He now says its "predicament could hardly be worse," what with the problems all over the media, old, new and to come (we're thinking iPad here, about which, some fun numbers from Fast Company's Zachary Wilson).
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