Shifting blame for Chrysler’s failure to the dealer body was childish, and the callous manner in which they dismissed their long-time partners was cowardly. To divert attention from their own failures, management’s perfidious punks in pinstripes approached the Congressional bailout altar and offered the 789 dealers as sacrificial scapegoats. Chrysler will suffer lasting consequences for their egregious behavior. … The initial tickle of resentment, hard feelings and bad press could even cascade into a flood of anti-Chrysler sentiment that further devalues their brand and soils their reputation.
Dave Anderson in The Cascading Consequence of Unethical Leadership