Audio: GE shareholders cheer as Fox reporter rips MSNBC

posted at 5:10 pm on April 23, 2009 by Allahpundit

Schadenfreude to cleanse the palate as a follow-up to yesterday’s post. Posing the question is Jesse Waters, O’Reilly’s ambush guy; the Hollywood Reporter accuses him of “infiltrating” the event, but Waters is a GE shareholder so that’s not strictly true. The ethical issue is whether he should have identified himself as an FNC producer given that he was clearly there with an eye to airing this exchange on the Factor. The answer depends, I guess, on whether you believe he’d have been allowed to ask the question if he had. If not, then what’s the difference between his deception and the deception of any reporter conducting an undercover investigation? And didn’t Michael Moore pull this same stunt on Roger Smith in “Roger & Me”?

Anyway. You’re not really listening for Waters, you’re listening for the crowd reaction. It’s gratifying to see how far that repulsive episode with Garofalo has penetrated in the public consciousness, at least on the right-hand side.


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I’d like to see the list of standards that MSNBC follows.

jimmy2shoes on April 23, 2009 at 5:15 PM

It looks something like this:

1. MSNBC will heap slobbering praise on every action taken by Obama — no matter how insignificant, idiotic, dishonest, dangerous to U.S. national security, etc., such actions by Obama are.

2. MSNBC will refuse to report on any and all instances of malfeasance by Obama, and if such malfeasance is covered by any other media outlet, MSNBC will make up an infinite number of excuses and rationalizations for Obama’s malfeasance, and/or blame some unrelated third party (preferably George W. Bush).

3. MSNBC will routinely compare Michelle Obama to a super-model, and we will air lengthy “news” reports in which we favorably compare her fashion sense to that of Jackie Kennedy, her intelligence to that of Albert Einstein, her charitable works to those of Mother Teresa, and her goodness as a mother to that of the Virgin Mary.

4. MSNBC will provide every loud-mouth incompetent Democratic flack with his/her own show on our network, as long as such flacks promise to abide by our standards (see nos. 1 – 3 above), and as long as such flacks agree to regularly book brain-dead Liberal guests on their shows who will label conservative Americans as bigots, fools, rednecks, etc., and who will make tasteless and vulgar jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin and her family.

AZCoyote on April 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM

FYI O’Reilly featured in talking points tonight GE’s lobbying to handle the Cap and Trade extortion of the American Public.

If true, and I have little doubt it isn’t, this could be a very interesting story.

Only question I have is this the reach that topples these thugs?

seesalrun on April 23, 2009 at 9:11 PM

At their first opportunity they should sell their GE stock…ACORN members and various basement-dwellers will buy it all up and be fine with MSNBC’s fair. ROTFLMAO

(I wonder if a prospectus can be mailed to a park bench? Hmmmm.)

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 23, 2009 at 9:23 PM

This is excellent. People are starting to call the corporate slime on their leftism. The skanks helped get the incandescent bulb banned and are peddling windmillphilia to the public. Give them the South Africa treatment. Divest! Divest!

Feedie on April 23, 2009 at 10:06 PM

FYI O’Reilly featured in talking points tonight GE’s lobbying to handle the Cap and Trade extortion of the American Public.

If true, and I have little doubt it isn’t, this could be a very interesting story.

Only question I have is this the reach that topples these thugs?

seesalrun on April 23, 2009 at 9:11 PM

I saw this too. I was shaking I was so angry hearing that story. Hope and change, my aunt fanny. Obama and these libs, are nothing more than two bit cons.

capejasmine on April 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM

So, what resolution did the shareholders pass to change the course of GE’s management of MSNBC?

desertdweller on April 23, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Are we sure Fox didn’t just bus those people there?

/leftist posing as “inquiring citizen”

amkun on April 23, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Are we sure Fox didn’t just bus those people there?

/leftist posing as “inquiring citizen”

amkun on April 23, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Heh…using their own tactics against them. There should be more of it.

ddrintn on April 24, 2009 at 12:38 AM

AZCoyote on April 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM

MSNBC = The 24-Hour Obamaganda Channel

Cylor on April 24, 2009 at 6:13 AM

CNN = the All Obama All the Time Channel

and that leaves:

Fox In Depends…

Friendly21 on April 24, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Honestly, how can anyone take that 40 year old emo kid seriously?

jjrakman on April 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM

If you watch any of these tards, including FOX News and care anything about what any of them think and believe any of this stuff has anything to do with your daily lives you deserve what you get. Turn your TV off and get on with your life. I have and I am a far happier person. I don’t care what they have to sell. None of them are worth a warm bucket of spit and what they are shilling nightly just doesn’t matter!

sabbott on April 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM

GE is a mess. With the new energy changes Obama wants, GE has to brown nose Obama to cover their ass.

saiga on April 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM

GE is going broke. They once made the worst TV’s known to man. No more. Dump your GE stock while you can still save 25% of your money. Beats 0%.

Jerricho68 on April 24, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Are we sure Fox didn’t just bus those people there?
/leftist posing as “inquiring citizen”
amkun

Naw, Fox used ACTUAL shareholders at an actual shareholders meeting where actual shareholders are allowed ask questions of GE top guy.

The overall qualification for attendance at that shareholders meeting
was/is, as in all shareholders meeting is that those attending are in fact shareholders.

DSchoen on April 24, 2009 at 4:16 PM

He should have ID’d himself… I bet some of those shareholders who cheered are a little disgusted now…
how long has he owned shares?
ninjapirate

What difference would that make?

A shareholder is a shareholder and have a RIGHT to ask questions.

To put it another way, are 18 year-olds not allowed to ask politicians questions cuz this will be their 1st time voting?

“ID’d himself”

He did, he is a shareholder of GE stock.

DSchoen on April 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM

The ethical issue is whether he should have identified himself as an FNC producer given that he was clearly there with an eye to airing this exchange on the Factor.
Sadly, ethics in reporting is a lost art. Never to be rediscovered. In present day, when a journalist does practice ethical reporting, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Times have changed.
sherry on April 23

Hum interesting sherry.

So as, ethical and ethics applied does Olbermann make it known each and every night that he has Moveon folks “pledge” to watch “Countdown”?

If no, why not?

DSchoen on April 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM

the Hollywood Reporter accuses him of “infiltrating” the event,

Ya the sneaky B-tarred actually bought GE stock!

Kinda like all the sneaky folks who get into movie theaters by BUYING TICKETS!

DSchoen on April 24, 2009 at 4:45 PM

oh, oh…and GW isn’t going to get that covetted Victory in Iraq award either.
strangelet on

Bush turned over Iraq as a victory for America and now Obama is turning it into defeat.

Strangelet, the date on the article is April 23, 2009.

That’s Obama’s watch.

DSchoen on April 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM

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