To the old media, Detroit (yes, that Detroit) is some kind of big-government Shangri-La of union bosses, Democrat leadership, and government bailout nirvana. Same folks perennially envision whatever happens to be the high-tech “environmentally friendly” clown car of the moment as the next manufacturing miracle (while they diligently ignore the green energy revolution that’s going on before them right now).

So that’s why a WRAL headline asks:

Off to roaring start, will ELF cars turn Durham into new Detroit?