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 |  Aug 03 2011, 7:29 AM

There will be no public mea culpa, but Ford marketing boss Jim Farley has apologized for sensational remarks he made about General Motors.

Farley made headlines recently when early copies of New York Times reporter Bill Vlasic’s new book “Once Upon a Car” were released, containing comments attributed to him. Included among them was the following: “We’re going to beat on them, and it’s going to be fun…f**k GM. I hate them and their company and what they stand for. And I hate the way they’re succeeding.”

Farley told reporters recently that he personally apologized to his cross-town equivalent, GM marketing boss Joel Ewanick. Speaking with reporters at a recent conference at the University of Michigan, Farley also said (while speaking of himself in the third person); “No one respects the competition more than Jim Farley. I told them I respect what they’ve done.”

[Source: Automotive News]

  • jack9877

    If he had not been so stupid, he would not have to apologize.

  • Mars

    I don’t disagree that making the comment was stupid, but I do think the comment was valid. Who between the two didn’t need a bail-out to stay among the top auto makers? I am not even going to bring up quality, that’s a whole other can of worms.

  • CA

    No reason to apologize for a truthful statement. The apologizing makes Jim Farley look stupid.

  • Fed up with liberals

    As John Wayne once said, “don’t apologize, it make you look weak”. I agree that GM should go fuck themselves with all their commie union thugs. The so called UAW never invested a nickel in the factory but they feel they were the “true” owners. I hope all of them are unemployed soon and go down the drain with Detroit like the sewer scum they are! As their leader Obama said, “you didn’t build that”.