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Toyota recall: How fair was Congress to Akio Toyoda?

Toyota recall: How fair was Congress to Akio Toyoda? 1The appearance of Akio Toyoda at the Congressional Hearing to investigate the Toyota Motor Co., recall of 8.5 million cars attracted vast array of opinions. Some media outlets thought the questions were too soft, others thought the grandson of the founder of Toyota was interrogated too harshly.

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That’s the way it is with many well-published hearings in Washington, D.C. Some observers feel politicians use the public platform to “grandstand.” Some news networks believe politicians are indebted to special interest groups.

Toyota recall: How fair was Congress to Akio Toyoda? 2

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In this instance, according to a Newsy.com representative, “The video shows a clip from his actual speech as well as a few different opinions on the speech, Toyoda, and Congress/reporters’ aggressiveness or appropriateness in interviewing him.”

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