From Buzzflash Editor’s Blog in the USA:
GE Puts the Lid on Olbermann’s Scathing Attacks on O’Reilly
Sat, 08/01/2009 – 1:01pm.
By Mark Karlin
Now Keith Olbermann knows why.
In a deal between the head of GE (the owner of MSNBC) and Murdoch‘s FOX News reported in the New York Times, it was agreed that Olbermann would back off his chronic lacerating caricatures of Bill O’Reilly (although it can still be expected that he will go after O’Reilly and FOX, but much less frequently).
See also here.
Dave Lindorff, This Can’t Be Happening: “What are we to make of the actual announcement, that the president has named Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE Corp., to chair the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness? Immelt heads a company that has for years topped the list of transnational corporations as ranked by the size of their foreign asset holdings. More significantly, GE is a company that for years has also received more of its revenues and its profits from abroad than from its US operations…. What this means is that in very real terms, GE is not an American company. It is a foreign company that happens to be headquartered in the US, and that happens to have a chairman/CEO who was born in the US, and holds a US passport”: here.
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