General Electric Co. called a Fox News Channel report about the company supplying terrorists with material used in bombs “irresponsible and maliciously false” on Wednesday, as a feud between Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann kept sizzling.
It was the first time that GE, the parent company of NBC News and MSNBC, had publicly responded to accusations made by O’Reilly on his Fox show.
Olbermann also kept up his attacks, naming O’Reilly one of his “worst persons in the world” on Tuesday’s show. The two men have taken their feud to a new level ever since The New York Times reported on Aug. 1 that the chief executives of both parent corporations of the cable news channels–News Corp. as well as GE–had encouraged them to cool things down.
O’Reilly said on Tuesday that his show’s sources say there is a federal investigation into whether American companies supplied components being used in roadside bombs aimed at American soldiers. More…