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ToyotaRecall

ABC Gets Flamed Over Two Seconds of News Footage on Toyota Recalls

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 11th 2010 9:01PM
The speedometer from ABC News' report on accelerating ToyotasTwo seconds may not seem like much in the real world (in fact, there's two seconds you'll never get back right there). In TV, however, it can mean an eternity (there goes another two seconds).

ABC News has admitted that footage from Brian Ross' report on recalled Toyota and their sudden acceleration problems contained a misleading shot of a speedometer.

Ross and Southern Illinois University professor David Gilbert went for a ride in a Toyota to recreate the supposed electrical failure that causes the sudden acceleration. Footage of the speedometer's needle spiking was actually taken when the car was idle and not while the car was in motion.

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Toyota CEO Offers Condolences to Families (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 12:45AM
Larry King Live, Toyota RecallWhatever kind of crappy week you're having, just be glad you're not Akio Toyoda, the President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corp. He's having a tough week, but not as tough as people who've lost loved ones because of Toyota's problems.

Toyoda (yeah, we're not sure how the name fits in either) appeared on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN) to offer his condolences to the families affected by Toyota's vast problems, which seem to be multiplying every day.

Watch the video after the jump.

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