It will take a long time for General Motors to regain its reputation as a trusted carmaker — but don't count it out, says Warner Todd Huston, a writer for Wizbang and Breitbart.com.
"Thirteen people killed tied to this [ignition] faulty switch and GM people running for cover," Huston told Ed Berliner, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"But . . . America loves to give people a second act. I wouldn't count anybody down for the count. [The Rev.] Al Sharpton has been able to make a new living," Huston said Tuesday.
Since February, GM has recalled 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that could cause the engine to turn off and disable the power steering and airbags.
Asked whether the massive recall was a result of negligence on the part of GM, Huston said:
"There's probably some [who were] saying, no, we'll fix it later, others that are trying to avoid being held accountable, so, they try to push it off in the background," he said.
"It's a mixture of things. I don't think it's just . . . negligence, but it's definitely negligence."
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