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Immelt's Stunning Question To Stahl: Why Don't You Root For Us Like Our Employees Do?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/09/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

It was literally a show stopper.

At the end of his "60 Minutes" interview with Lesley Stahl, GE CEO Jeff Immelt asked her: "I don't know why you don't" root for GE, and by extension for American business, the way company employees do? Did Immelt leave Stahl speechless? Rather than providing an answer, 60 Minutes could only cut to its tick-tick-tick stopwatch.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; ge; immelt; jeffreyimmelt; lesleystahl; msm

1 posted on 10/09/2011 5:48:04 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Must-see moment ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/09/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

” Immelt’s Stunning Question To Stahl: Why Don’t You Root For Us Like Our Employees Do? “

I’m guessing that it’s because she doesn’t speak Chinese??


3 posted on 10/09/2011 5:54:13 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't root for GE because they are the biggest pig at the government trough and a textbook case of crony capitalism. In a saner time, we called such an incestuous relationship fascism.
4 posted on 10/09/2011 5:54:39 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The GE employees I know detest him.

ML/NJ

5 posted on 10/09/2011 5:55:20 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw how truly disgusting Imelt is on this TV segment. He’s Obozos job czar, selling technology to China. What a sad joke.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 5:58:21 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: ml/nj

I’m not a GE employee and I detest him.


7 posted on 10/09/2011 5:58:47 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Plenty of room to dislike Immelt, but Stahl’s report was an advocacy piece disguised as news.

The conflict of interest alone for her to be interviewing the CEO of a competing network’s parent company disqualifies every component of that report from being taken seriously.

I can’t imagine why Immelt would agree to the interview.


8 posted on 10/09/2011 6:00:32 PM PDT by jra
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

First problem is it’s the wrong network, right?

Lieslie is CBS

Jeffy is NBC via GE


9 posted on 10/09/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

James Taggart


10 posted on 10/09/2011 6:02:52 PM PDT by hc87
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To: nascarnation

GE sold their majority interest in NBC to Comcast.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Doing business with Iran while there’s an embargo on doesn’t impress me as an American thing to do, Jeff, you slug.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 6:13:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: jra

Nearly all 60 Minutes pieces are “advocacy pieces.”


13 posted on 10/09/2011 6:16:34 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Is GE still trying to build an f35 jet for a plane that no one wants.
14 posted on 10/09/2011 6:17:02 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Immelt’s an Obama hack. Who gives a damn what he says?


15 posted on 10/09/2011 6:20:43 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: bleach

GE still owns 49% ?

or is this outdated

http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/29/news/companies/comcast_ge_nbc/index.htm


16 posted on 10/09/2011 6:36:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: GreatRoad

Not only is he moving technology to China, he’s even moving the headquarters of GE’s X-ray division to China. The execs are moving and costing the US more jobs.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 6:38:48 PM PDT by MediaMole
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Is GE still doing business with Iran?


18 posted on 10/09/2011 6:40:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: nascarnation
That's one of those dogfights where you're not sure if you really care who wins or loses........maybe a draw via mutual mortal injury.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

19 posted on 10/09/2011 6:43:56 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

‘Progressives’ in general don’t seem to understand that their very platform* is ‘corporatism’. But, ‘progressive’ elite do.

*Top down de facto Nationalization by regulation and taxation


20 posted on 10/09/2011 6:45:37 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: hc87

Bingo!


21 posted on 10/09/2011 6:46:54 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Earth first! We can log the other planets later")
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To: Uncle Ike

He should have NBC hire here and THEN ask that question!

“Why Don’t You Root For Us Like Our OTHER Employees Do? “


22 posted on 10/09/2011 6:51:39 PM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: GreatRoad
I saw how truly disgusting Imelt is on this TV segment. He’s Obozos job czar, selling technology to China.

I didn't believe him when he answered the question about technology transfer. His face got really red.

23 posted on 10/09/2011 6:52:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

The segment ended on a “negative” note (Why DON’T you?). Did not help Immelt or GE.


24 posted on 10/09/2011 7:07:32 PM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: nascarnation

Doesn’t matter, Comcast is now the senior, majority partner


25 posted on 10/09/2011 7:08:39 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Viking2002
That's one of those dogfights where you're not sure if you really care who wins or loses...

True, but in this case I'd prefer mutually assured destruction. No on left standing.

I guess they left his comment in so it would look like they are being tough with GE.

26 posted on 10/09/2011 7:09:31 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“60 Minutes” could have edited this interview and ended on a different note had they wanted to. Guess what? They ended the segment the way they wanted to end the segment.


27 posted on 10/09/2011 7:11:01 PM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why did Leslie tell her plastic surgeon she wanted to look like Barbara Walters?


28 posted on 10/09/2011 7:13:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why should we root for a company that expects all of us peons to buy it’s flimsy, China made sh!t, but doesn’t want to hire
us to make it??

FCK them.


29 posted on 10/09/2011 7:16:00 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This Obamaite socialist CEO of Government Electric has employees in a bind here. Cheer for us in corporate proaganda sessions or lose your jobs! I am not all that excited about the CEO habit of self aggrandizement at the expense of employees these days.

I don’t expect my employees to cheer for me. I expect them to do their job professionally and they expect me to keep the work coming in, pay them, be fair, be cleae and keep the company afloat.

They are not cheering for me like I am an idol and I would never expect them to lower themselves to do that in order to stoke my ego. But then I am not a amoral socialist goon.


30 posted on 10/09/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Because we don’t like you.


31 posted on 10/09/2011 7:19:03 PM PDT by quegley (Pitchforks and torches! Tar and feathers! Time to take the country back!)
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To: hc87

Perfect. Cass Sundstein= wesley Mouch. Obama = Mr Thompson. Rand is a prophet.


32 posted on 10/09/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT by malos (Call Me Inpressed)
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To: quegley

Shut the tv when they said Immelt was a Republican that Obama reached across the aisle to appoint


33 posted on 10/09/2011 7:27:15 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Later


34 posted on 10/09/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leslie, the question was supposed to be:

“Jeff, as a US based highly successful multinational corporation, why doesn’t GE pay any US taxes on it’s profits from all of it’s highly profitable US businesses”??

Hammana, hammana!


35 posted on 10/09/2011 7:40:30 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leslie, the question was supposed to be:

“Jeff, as a US based highly successful multinational corporation, why doesn’t GE pay any taxes on it’s profits from all of it’s highly profitable US businesses”??

Hammana, hammana!


36 posted on 10/09/2011 7:41:45 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Why should we root for Jeff Immelt's GE, when it's doing everything possible to send Americans to the unemployment line and move their jobs to China or India?

Sell your junk to the Chinese and Indians, Immelt.

37 posted on 10/09/2011 7:45:43 PM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: nascarnation

“Jeffy is NBC via GE”

GE sold NBC to Comcast this year.


38 posted on 10/09/2011 7:46:58 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ll bet Jack Welch wouldn’t say such a stupid thing.


39 posted on 10/09/2011 7:49:58 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bump.


40 posted on 10/09/2011 7:55:17 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: nascarnation

Comcast owns 51% of NBC. I guess Imelt couldn’t get permission to sell it to the Chinese.


41 posted on 10/09/2011 8:21:45 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Stahl: Because GE pays zero US tax and exports business such as xray machine manufacturing to China. Next question Omullah butt boy?”


42 posted on 10/09/2011 8:45:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: hc87

“It’s not my fault. I couldn’t help it. What was I to do? I had to go along?

Or something close to that...


43 posted on 10/10/2011 6:16:43 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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