GE vs. Bernie: Of Strawmen and Fukushima

LIBERTY ROAD MEDIA

Remember the days when Bernie was ignored and laughed at by the mainstream press? Apparently those days are over.

How so, you might ask?

Well, the Washington Post favored us with an unabashed corporate propaganda piece disguised as an “op-ed” by GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Its title: “GE CEO: Bernie Sanders says we’re ‘destroying the moral fabric’ of America. He’s wrong.”

Immelt (or more likely, his PR department) had this to say:

We at GE were interested to read comments Monday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who told the New York Daily News editorial board that GE is among the companies that are supposedly “destroying the moral fabric” of America. The senator had been asked to cite examples of corporate greed at its worst. Somehow that got him to talking about us.

That’d be great, except Bernie never uttered the phrase “GE is destroying the moral fabric of America.” The…

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