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Well, if there is a cease-fire between News Corp. and GE or FNC and MSNBC it has now collapsed. In his talking points tonight, Bill O’Reilly went after General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt as well as NBC News. It is O’Reilly’s first mention of GE and NBC since Friday’s NYTimes report that corporate bosses had brokered a truce to end the personal attacks.
As we reported Monday, Fox News boss Roger Ailes met with Immelt for a “series of direct confidential conversations” on the matter “which continued well into June.”
Tonight, O’Reilly began his memo with the news that GE paid a $50 million settlement to the SEC over accounting misdeeds. That commentary alone may have still kept up FNC’s end of the agreement — covering the company when news is made.
But then O’Reilly went one, or two, or three further at one point saying, “NBC News, owned by GE, has been perhaps Barack Obama’s biggest supporter in the media. And Jeff Immelt was rewarded for that when Pres. Obama appointed him to his economic advisory board.”
And there’s more…
Earlier: Monday Night: Olbermann Mocks FNC; O’Reilly Silent