Annals of Corporate Spin

Here’s the headline for GM’s hot-off-the-presses sales and production release:

GM Reports 308,817 Deliveries in August; Up 31.3 Percent From July and the Highest Monthly Sales Total in 2008

You have to turn to the data (pdf) to find out that they delivered 388,168 vehicles in August ’07, had been channeling that energy into manufacturing fuel efficient, high-quality automobiles…