Jon Stewart took General Motors to task Wednesday night over that massive recall it announced after years of covering up a fixable safety defect, especially mocking GM for its “fuck it” approach to paying for the tiny, not-very-costly part in question.
That part, by the way, costs 57 cents. Stewart cried, “You could have found at least that much in the seats of the cars you’re fixing.” He mocked the testimony of new CEO Mary Barra, who said she learned of this shortly after being made the new CEO, remarking bewilderedly that “they hired her and then told her during her orientation!”
Stewart wondered, “Why would GM have the ability to in any way wait and see?… How are they not automatically liable for damages?” Well, there’s a bit of a bankruptcy loophole that GM’s using to avoid liability. Stewart could only conclude, “Not only are corporations people, they’ve got some sort of weird mutant power that allows them to dodge the consequences of their actions.”
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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