Ed Wallace of the Inside Automotive website and the Wheels with Ed Wallace KLIF radio show promotes false narratives as news and pushes automotive consumer advice that benefits his sponsors at the expense of his audience.

 

Ed Wallace's Inside Automotive Bias Exposed by Slanted Coverage During Rittenhouse Trial
2021 November 14

Ed Wallace uses his Inside Automotive website to promote false narratives as news.  And that is the case with his aggregation of links to Rittenhouse stories during the court proceedings.  Click here to read Outside Automotive's prior summary of the Rittenhouse case and Wallace’s coverage of such at that time.

When the Rittenhouse trial began on November 1st, Wallace's tone is mostly neutral with links to straight news stories (although some with elements of bias).  Then, as the case against Rittenhouse falls apart, Wallace’s link labels deviate the article’s actual title in order to emphasize something negative to Rittenhouse while omitting anything favoriable to Rittenhouse.  Instead of continuing to link to news articles that present a comprehensive view of trial's progression, Wallace switches to link to opinion pieces that criticize Rittenhouse or the trial judge.  This is Ed Wallace go-to move when facts do not support his false narratives (i.e. Wallace’s promotion that border patrol used whips, which was an obvious lie).  Via biased story curation and adulterated link labels, Wallace manufactures a fictional narrative that pushes a perspective where anything but a guilty verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse is a miscarriage of justice. 

Date
(2021)

Inside Automotive
Link Label

Actual Article Title

OCT 31

Rittenhouse Case: Americans See What They Want to See

In Rittenhouse case, Americans see what they want to see

NOV 1

Rittenhouse to Argue Self Defense. It's Tough

Kyle Rittenhouse will argue self-defense. Experts say proving the argument to a jury isn't easy.

NOV 2

Jury Seated for Rittenhouse Trial

Jury seated for homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

NOV 3

Rittenhouse Judge Slams Biased Media

Rittenhouse judge warns prospective jury of 'deliberately biased' media coverage

NOV 4

Rittenhouse Judge Lectures by Bible Verses

It’s ‘Actually’ in ‘the Bible’: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Judge Explains Hearsay Rule to Jury by Talking About Trials of St. Paul the Apostle

NOV 4

Rittenhouse Lawyer: It Was Self Defense

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyer Says Killings Were Self-Defense

NOV 5

Rittenhouse Jury Sees Graphic Videos

Jurors see graphic videos of men shot by U.S. teen in Wisconsin

NOV 6

Rittenhouse Victim Told Group to Shoot Him

Man killed by Rittenhouse challenged group to shoot him, witness testifies

NOV 7

Cop: I Pulled a Gun on Rittenhouse

Cop Says He Drew His Gun When Kyle Rittenhouse Disobeyed Commands After Fatal Shootings

NOV 9

I Tried to Disarm Kyle Rittenhouse

Survivor of Rittenhouse shooting says he pointed gun at U.S. teen, tried to disarm him

NOV 10

Prosecutor Rests in Rittenhouse Case

Rittenhouse said he 'had to shoot' after opening fire, jury hears

NOV 11

Judge in Rittenhouse Case Favors Acquittal

Tears, yelling and calls for a mistrial: What a dramatic day could mean for the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

NOV 11

Rittenhouse Has Been Masterfully Trained

Cevallos: 'Rittenhouse has been masterfully trained' in double homicide trial

NOV 11

Judge Buys Into Apple Manipulating Video

Judge buys Rittenhouse lawyer’s inane argument that Apple’s pinch-to-zoom manipulates footage

NOV 11

Kyle Rittenhouse's Crocodile Tears

Kyle Rittenhouse deserves an award for his melodramatic performance on the witness stand

NOV 12

The Lost Boys: Rittenhouse and His Victims

Rittenhouse and his victims are America's 'lost boys'

NOV 12

The Tragic Danger of Kyle Rittenhouse

The Tragic Danger of Kyle Rittenhouse

NOV 12

Let's Face Facts: Rittenhouse is Going to Walk

Don’t Blame Judge Schroeder if Kyle Rittenhouse Goes Free

NOV 13

Judge: Jury Can Consider Rittenhouse Provoked Attack

U.S. judge in Rittenhouse trial says jury can consider teen provoked attack

NOV 13

Group Posts Address of Rittenhouse Prosecutor

Group posts address of prosecutor in Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial on extremist platform

NOV 14

Rittenhouse Judge Baffled by Pinch to Zoom

Rittenhouse trial judge still baffled by pinch-to-zoom

Table Color Key:
 Red    = Deceptive Link Label
 Yellow = Anti-Rittenhouse Opinion Piece
 Purple = Anti-Rittenhouse News Article

 

The most critical point in the whole trial occurred on November 8th, which is when prosecution's witness Gaige Grosskreutz was cross-examined.

Per the AP:  But during cross-examination, Rittenhouse defense attorney Corey Chirafisi asked: “It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him … that he fired, right?”

 

“Correct,” Grosskreutz replied. The defense also presented a photo showing Grosskreutz pointing the gun at Rittenhouse, who was on the ground with his rifle pointed up at Grosskreutz.

 

Inside Automotive linked to an article on November 9th whose title leads with this admission by Grosskreutz.  Ed Wallace omits this admission in his link label to that article.  Instead, Wallace manufactures a false narrative that casts Grosskreutz as a hero:

Article Title:  “Survivor of Rittenhouse shooting says he pointed gun at U.S. teen, tried to disarm him “
becomes

Ed Wallace’s Deceptive Link Label:  “I Tried to Disarm Kyle Rittenhouse"

 

The court case was over at this point, and when one reviews the story curation / link labels after November 8th, one sees Ed Wallace accept defeat.  With the facts undermining his preferred narrative, Wallace begins linking to opinion pieces.  All Ed Wallace can do is use his story curation and link labels to throw shade on Rittenhouse, the judge, and anyone else who does not agree with his perverse view of the world. 

Given his deceitful practices on Inside Automotive website, Ed Wallace should hang his head in shame just like the prosecutors did after their star witness delivered testimony that supports a not guilty verdict by virtue of self defense.

Rittenhouse Prosecutors Hang Head in Shame Rittenhouse Prosecutors Hang Head in Shame

Wheels with Ed Wallace Sponsor Exclaims Disbelief That California Laws Protects Consumers, Not Car Dealers
2021 November 1

In the October 23, 2021 edition of Wheels, Ed Wallace recounts the tale of how auto manufacturers are able to address bad dealers in California in a way that cannot be done in Texas. 

Galpin VW: Not One Exit North of Studio City Galpin VW: Not One Exit North of Studio City

As ♫ Wallace tells it, the Volkswagen dealer in Studio City, CA had a very poor consumer satisfaction index rating, so Volkswagen awarded a franchise to a second dealer (Galpin) north of Studio City.  At this point, one should question anything being told in Wallace’s yarn about Galpin Volkswagen infringing upon an existing dealership's territory, as the short tale has multiple obvious flaws.  Web searches found no evidence that a Studio City VW dealer existed when Galpin VW opened in 2012 in North Hills, CA.  However, there was a dealer called Van Nuys Volkswagen in Van Nuys, CA that existed until around the year 2020, after which was folded into New Century Volkswagen in Glendale, CA.  Assuming that Van Nuys Volkswagen is the Studio City Volkswagen dealer to which Wallace is referring, the claim-to-reality table on the anecdote is as follows:

Ed Wallace Claim

Reality

A Volkswagen dealer existed
in Studio City, CA when Galpin Volkswagen opened.

Van Nuys Volkswagen was located at 6115 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA.  Van Nuys is about 4 miles from the closest border to Studio City.

On the 405, Galpin VW is one exit north of the exit that one takes to reach the purported pre-existing Studio City Volkswagen dealer.

On the 405, Galpin VW is three exits north of the exit (Victory Blvd) that one would have taken to reach Van Nuys VW.  Van Nuys VW was not on the 405, but located three miles east of the 405.

Galpin Volkswagen is a quarter mile apart from purported pre-existing Studio City Volkswagen dealer.

Galpin Volkswagen is about 4 miles apart from Van Nuys Volkswagen. 

 

Putting aside the inaccuracies of the anecdote, it is interesting how ♫ Wallace highlights the difference between Texas and California, where the Texas law constrains the auto manufacturer's ability to serve its customer.  Upon hearing that the manufacturer franchised a competing dealer in close proximity to a bad dealer, General Manager David Elattrache of Huggins Honda, a Wheels sponsor who was in studio with Wallace, exclaims “Unbelievable.  At least the consumers are being taken care of.”  Ed Wallace readily agrees with Elattrache that the consumer was being better served by the manufacturer’s addition of the dealership, something that could not have happened in Texas.  This, of course, runs counter to what was said on October 9, 2021 edition of the Wheels, where Wallace asserts that the restrictive Texas auto dealership laws exist to protect the consumer.  Because of those laws, Texans cannot purchase a Tesla vehicle from a local Tesla-owned dealership.  And Wallace is fine with that, as it bolsters his sponsors’ prospects of compelling Tesla, by force of government, to franchise one his sponsors as a dealer.

Ed Wallace: No Tesla for you. Ed Wallace: No Tesla for you.

To conclude, Wheels’ sponsor Elattrache expresses disbelief that California's new vehicle consumers are being “taken care of” because of the auto manufacturer supplanted a bad dealer.  Hence,  Wallace promotes the more restrictive Texas law that limits how manufacturers can serve their consumers.  So, it’s not about protecting the consumer.  Wallace prefers laws that force a franchised middleman upon consumers, that middlemen being his sponsors.  Wallace serves one master.  It’s not you.

Ed Wallace's Inside Automotive Buries Lead of the Alec Baldwin Homicide Story
2021 October 25
2021 October 31 (Updated)
2021 November 13 (Updated)

On October 21, 2021, an A-List actor accidentally shot and killed the cinematographer on his movie set.  That a Hollywood star was the shooter is the lead.  In the October 22, 2021 edition of Inside Automotive, the linked headline story is the Variety article titled “Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Injured Director".  The first two words of the title names the actor, because that is the lead.

Instead of using a headline link label with the lead information, Ed Wallace obfuscates the event by linking to three different versions of the Alec Baldwin homicide story.  The actor’s name does not appear in Inside Automotive headline.  Despite the actor’s name prominent position in the linked article’s title, Wallace labels his link to the article as “Prop Gun Kills Cinematographer, Wounds Director”.   Furthermore, the actor's name does not appear in Inside Automotive second heading / link label to the story.  No, it is not until the third heading / link label that the shooter’s name appears, although as “Alex” instead of “Alec”.

Ed Wallace Inside Automotive Buries Alec Baldwin LeadEd Wallace Buries Lead

While reticent to publish Alec Baldwin’s name, Ed Wallace does link to newer articles covering the homicide on each of the next three days.  One would think that by the fourth day, Wallace would report the well-known actor’s name correctly.  Yet, on October 25, 2021, Wallace continues to refer to Alec Baldwin as “Alex" Baldwin.

Ed Wallace Inside Automotive Calls Alec Baldwin Alex Four-Days RunningEd Wallace calls Alec Baldwin "Alex"

As to why Wallace would obfuscate Baldwin's involvement with the shooting, one could speculate that Ed Wallace wishes to shield a kindred spirit who shares his views.  After all, just like Ed Wallace, “Alex” Baldwin was once from California too.

Squeals with Ed Wallace: Inside Automotive / Wheels From CaliforniaEd Wallace from California

UPDATE (2021OCT31)

The day after this report, Ed Wallace again referenced Alec Baldwin as “Alex” within a link label to a newly added article of the October 26, 2021 edition of Inside Automotive.  Then, for the rest of the week, Wallace stops using Baldwin's first name within any of the link labels of newly added Baldwin-related stories to which Wallace links.

Finally, in the Sunday October 31, 2021 edition of Inside Automotive, Wallace gets the first name correct within a link label to Alec Baldwin.

UPDATE (2021NOV13)

In the November 11, 2021 edition of Inside Automotive, "Alex” Baldwin returns as Ed Wallace again mislabels a link to a story about Alec Baldwin.  The story is about Alec Baldwin being sued by a Rust crew member.  The cause for this repeated name error is either intentional obfuscation or incompetence. As for which, there is ample evidence both throughout Wallace's work.

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Rittenhouse image 

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2021 August 29

 radio source

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Ed Wallace Wheels identity theft inputs

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2021 August 17

 radio source

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Rancher Ashley Watt AP image

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  radio source

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School House Rock Preamble

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Public school CRT invoice

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 radio source

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2021 July 11

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Judge Wentz ruling

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2021 July 5

 radio source

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radio source

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Website Source

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radio source

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radio source

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Website Source

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Website Source

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Website Source

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Website Source

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Website Source

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Website Source

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