SFGate.com Opinion Column Mistaken for Real News about Hummer H2’s Future

Sat, May 26, 2007

Hummer News

SFGate.com columnist Mark Morford recently had an editorial about the future of the Hummer H2. The article claims its “Heavily rumored that GM will soon kill the model entirely.” In reality, they only cite a single source for such a rumor – thetruthaboutcars.com. Who do they cite? “Spies.” In an article discussing the matter AFTER the SFGate article (cart before the horse?), they claim they have ‘spies’ that confirm the termination of the Hummer H2…. We’re not going to dwell on it – since the only people actually believing its true or newsworthy are from the environment fanatic websites (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3). Kudos to Mark for creating a buzz around the Hummer brand – maybe next time it will have sound evidence behind it (or, any evidence for that matter…). We understand at the end of the day SFGate just wants website traffic (which they’re getting from us!), but one would think credibility of a news organization wouldn’t come at such a distant second. On a side note, demand is higher than ever for the newly revamped 2008 Hummer H2 – The waiting list continues to grow and grow.

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