For the first time in nearly half a century, General Motors is the darling of the media.
Newspapers, TV, radio and other forms of mass communication are singing the company's praises. That hasn't happened since before the mid-1960s when Ralph Nader damned the Chevrolet Corvair as Unsafe at Any Speed.
The media are commending the new General Motors Co. for its successful initial public stock offering, which brought in $23 billion and reduced federal ownership of the manufacturer from 61 percent to about 33 percent.
There are kind words for GM's third-quarter profit of $2 billion. The third quarter usually is a slow-dough period for automakers because of the annual model changeover. And the Chevrolet Volt is winning rave notices, even though GM will build too few of them to have any real impact on the market.
And there's probably more good news ahead this week. The automaker is due to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2010 results on Thursday.
All in all, GM is hailed as the comeback kid of American business. And rightly so.
But one group of Americans -- more than a million of them -- refuses to join the Hallelujah Chorus.