I know the Rupert Murdoch probably considers Fox News as part of News Corp’s “entertainment assets” rather than its “news assets”, but the ability of pundits on Fox like Bill Kristol to live in an alternative universe is rather amazing. Here is his assessment of Hillary’s full scale embrace of Barack Obama.
I think the contrast between the Murdoch/News Corp world view and the Jeff Immelt/GE world view is rather striking. Unlike Murdoch, GE has to actually sell real equipment like turbines and jet engines all over the world. And thanks to George Bush and his cowboy diplomacy, that job got a lot harder in the last 8 years. The less controversial choice in a country like Indonesia when ordering massive turbines, is to go with the German Siemans or some new Chinese supplier.
Just as Rupert is willing to give Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity permission for their attacks, Jeff has clearly given the OK forKeith Olberman and Rachel Maddow.