Group Calls on GE to Take Pressure off Olbermann. What Pressure? Asks Olbermann

By kevin Comment

ge_logo_8-10.jpgWhile questions remain about the future of the so-called “cease-fire” between MSNBC and FNC, the events of the past two weeks have left GE taking plenty of criticism. Media watchdog FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) are now calling on GE to take the supposed pressure off of Keith Olbermann and his colleagues at MSNBC in the name of free expression. They offer contact info for Jeffrey Immelt and Gary Sheffer asking readers to:

“Call on General Electric to renounce any corporate agreement to limit the expression of Countdown host Keith Olbermann and other MSNBC/NBC journalists.”

As we saw last week, Olbermann has demonstrated that he and Countdown have not exactly been buckling under pressure. This resumption of the back and forth criticism, though, might only be temporary.

Also, Johnny Dollar indicates that on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly will again go after GE, which comes in the wake of a NYTimes column describing some of GE’s accounting practices as “eerily reminiscent of Enron.” We’ll find out this evening whether or not the feud stays alive.

> Earlier on TVNewser:

A Temporary Resumption of the O’Reilly-Olbermann Feud? Don’t Bet on It

FNC vs. MSNBC: Immelt and Ailes Meet; Agree to End Personal Attacks

Was Olbermann Ready to Quit if a Truce Was Called?