In a half century of reporting I have never seen any business plagued by such misinformation as the automobile industry. Think for a minute: Can you imagine that the state of California would order the airline companies to provide every traveler to and from the state with a pair of strap-on flapping glider wings? And the passengers would then be ordered to travel by leaping out of a high window and flapping the wings? All in the name of cleaner and quieter air? No. That would be nutty. ...

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