Friday, April 24, 2009

GE Using Using NBC, CNBC, MSNBC to Promote Cap and Trade for Multi-Billion Dollar Windfall

Newsbusters reports that last night Bill O'Reilly began to put some pieces together.



GE was already in the news this week when at the GE shareholders' meeting, crowds were openly "hostile" toward MSNBC, the media outlet owned by GE.

Only one part of O'Reilly's statement does not fit into the puzzle, in my opinion. I don't think the Janeane Garofalo interview on Olbermann's nightly pool of venom he calls a show represents any sinister maneuvering on the part of MSNBC. At least none compared to the fact that Olbermann is highly-promoted golden-boy of the network, much to Chris Matthews' dismay.

Finding Garofalo on Olbermann's show is as surprising as finding a hippie at Woodstock.

But the rest of O'Reilly's description might point to something huge. He concludes:
"This is obviously a major story - when a powerful corporation, which controls a major part of the American media, may be using its power and the airwaves to influence politics, in order to make money from government contracts. That kind of corruption would make Watergate look small. We hope it is not true."

I disagree. I hope it is true and we see the collapse of so-called cable news outlets like MSNBC and CNN, but Fox may see to that through a pure ratings crunch before any corruption rips these companies to shreds.

Could this be the red pill for the GOP? Let's see how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

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