2012 Jeep Wrangler: Worst Mobile Office. Ever.
October 12, 2011
Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and this week GM planned a celebration of sorts for members of the media, issuing press releases and announcing news morning and night.
So I'm here in Santa Monica doing my usual news editor thing, while Editor in Chief Scott Oldham is attending the hoopla in Detroit. The Chief, who's nothing if not, uh, thorough, called me several times this morning to make sure I was on top of everything he was learning in the Motor City. I was driving to the office in the Jeep Wrangler during a couple of his calls, which went something like this:
Chief: "Hey, Scoop. It's me. Didja get the bit on the TrailBlazer?"
Me: "Trial laser from GM, too? I just edited a BMW story yesterday on laser tech replacing LED."
Chief: "Not, laser. Blazer! Can you hear me, Scoop?"
Me: "You gotta a scoop? On what? Who's your source?"
The Chief grumbles something in New Jerseyan and hangs up.
He calls back.
Chief: "It's a full truck frame, not crossover. Maybe say, 'unlike the Grand Cherokee.'"
Me: "You're at Chrysler now? I thought you were only going to GM this week.
Let's just say it didn't get any better from there. I have an awesome Bluetooth earpiece, but it was no match for the Wrangler's wind and road noise.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor