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PJ O'Rourke: General Motors should have gone bankrupt

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The American conservative and satirist PJ O'Rourke tells HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur why he thinks the US car giant General Motors should not have been bailed out with taxpayers' money.

The commentator, who is widely known for his dislike of politicians, also explains why he believes US swing states played a large role in the outcome.

You can watch the full interview on Tuesday 7th December 2010 on BBC World News at 0430, 0930, 1530 & 2130 GMT and also on the BBC News Channel on at 0430 and 2330.

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