Daily Archives: April 24, 2009

Connecting the dots: GE, Immelt, MSNBC, Economic Advisory Board

In line with my previous post, GE Shareholders Complain About MSNBC’s Left-leaning Bias and General Electric Company’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt.

How did I miss this?

Jeffrey Immelt is serving on President Obama’s Economic Advisory Board.

So…..

  • GE is the parent company of MSNBC.
  • MSNBC for all practical purposes acted as an arm of the Obama campaign.
  • MSNBC continues with their biased coverage as of today, and I say today because I was just watching it, sort of like you would expect a PR firm to do.

But here’s the story in a Florida newspaper from February, 2009 that I just ran across while searching around on GE and Immelt:

“”The chief executive of General Electric Co. thinks President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus efforts will pay off eventually in fighting the recession.

CEO Jeffrey Immelt also says he sees some signs that things are stabilizing in a difficult economy. He told The Cincinnati Enquirer in an interview published Wednesday that his sense is that over time, Obama’s programs “will work.”

Immelt is on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, meant to provide outside-the-Beltway input to the president.””

And this, more recently, from April 8, 2009:

“”The chief executive of General Electric Co. thinks President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus efforts will pay off eventually in fighting the recession.

CEO Jeffrey Immelt also says he sees some signs that things are stabilizing in a difficult economy. He told The Cincinnati Enquirer in an interview published Wednesday that his sense is that over time, Obama’s programs “will work.”

Immelt is on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, meant to provide outside-the-Beltway input to the president.””

And don’t forget about the bailouts. Here and Here.

Do you think there’s a teeny, tiny little conflict of interest here?

I really think it’s the biggest heist in history.  Or – there’s more than one way to rob a bank.

Posted:  04.24.09

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