While Jeremy Clarkson is showing no mercy or support for American automakers, his stateside counterpart Adam Carolla is showing the “yes we can” type of support for the Detroit Big 3 along with another NBC car buff, Jay Leno.
When PopularMechanics asked Top Gear USA host whether or not he supports the idea of bailing out the auto industry, he answered the question very politically. While Carolla didn’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’, he went on to blame Detroit for making “subpar” products saying that there is no valid reason for why there should be a separation between Europe, Japan and the U.S. automobiles.
“I don’t understand it. We can build the greatest fighter planes on the planet. It’s not like technology is the problem,” Carolla told PopularMechanics.
Leno, on the other hand, took a rather straightforward approach.
“I think we should bail them out. To me it”s like class warfare. The white-collar guys get a bailout and the blue-collar guys don”t? That”s crazy. You know, I”d rather help a guy with a wrench in his hand than some guy sitting in front of a keyboard.”