GM’s chief exec escapes from reporters in roped-off area

After Mary Barra made remarks at a General Motors event, she quickly retreated to a safe zone to get away from reporters asking questions about the automaker’s recall.

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The past month or so has been something of a nightmare for General Motors. The automaker has had to recall 1.4 million cars with faulty ignition switches. Those ignition switches have been linked to 13 deaths and more than 30 accidents.

GM chief executive Mary Barra has testified before Congress, but lots of people still have lots of questions for her.

Case in point: Reporters surrounded the CEO at the JD Power Automotive Forum at the New York Auto Show on Tuesday afternoon, with some of those reporters describing the encounter as very physical:

$GM CEO Barra post-speech scrum: “Back up!” “We Can’t!” Then a lot of pushing and shoving as reporters/photogs jockey for position

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