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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:52 AM

Is Jack Welch working for Karl Rove? (in accused Obama of altering jobs numbers)...



...As everybody now knows, Jack Welch, the former chairman General Electric instantly tweeted, “Unbelievable jobs numbers…these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.” Welch has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, and, as Media Matters reported later in the day, Welch’s unsubstantiated charges were echoed by Rush Limbaugh at least seven conservative reporters on Fox News and elsewhere.

...Here’s what happened: According to an article by David Podvin and Carolyn Kay, in June 1999, just after George W. Bush declared his candidacy for president, Welch, then Chairman and CEO of General Electric, the parent company of NBC, was contacted by Karl Rove who reportedly told him that a Bush administration would introduce sweeping deregulatory measures in the broadcast industry that would create untold billions of dollars in additional profits for GE.

Welch not only became a vocal supporter of Bush, he also decided that the news division of NBC would to put aside its journalistic integrity and instead look out for the corporate interests of GE and do everything in its powers to elect Bush. According to a report by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) cited in the Los Angeles Times, come election time, November 7, 2000, Welch had access to raw election data that were not available to his own newsmen at NBC and appeared to play a key role in getting NBC to call Florida, and with it, the national election, for George W. Bush at almost the same time, John Ellis—George W. Bush’s cousin and Fox News’ senior decision desk official—made the call for Fox.

Three elections later, it seems that Welch’s affection for Karl Rove’s candidate is unabated. On September 20, when Romney was still foundering, Welch went on Fox News and insisted Romney would triumph. “Mitt Romney will win and I don’t want you to get weak-kneed….. Nobody’s getting weak-kneed.”...


http://www.salon.com/2012/10/06/is_jack_welch_working_for_karl_rove/

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:57 AM

1. Stop thinking the Republicans are that smart you give to much credit

 

In all honesty Republicans just see a conspiracy theory they can jump on like bad polling numbers. Fox loves the poll numbers now after the debate that it shows Romney had a small bump. Republicans aren't that smart.

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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:19 AM

2. I think you have the roles reversed

KKKarl is a thrall to corporate overlords like Welch.

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