“I told Immelt that ‘We surround you’ and that it was time for a ‘GE Tea Party’ to reign in this out of control corporation.” –Tom Borelli, attendee at GE Shareholders Meeting
Chalk another one up on the board for the [not so] silent majority, and I suspect, 912ers! Tom Borelli, from the Free Enterprise Project, and on behalf of The National Center for Public Policy Research, attended the GE shareholders meeting on Tuesday, accompanied by his wife Deneen. What transpired was a glimmer of hope for those that are sick and tired of being called “teabagging rednecks” or assaulted with insulting categorizations like “not the most intellectual people in the world, not the most savvy people in the world…an unfortunate part of our society… a scourge on our society.” (quotes courtesy of “actress”, can we really call her that?, Janeane Garofalo).
“The crowd was very upset with MSNBC because of its leftward tilt. Some former employees said they were embarrassed by it.” — attendee at GE shareholders meeting (about 400 in attendance)
Deneen Borelli asked the first question of Jeff Immelt, GE CEO, inquiring about whether Immelt tried to silence any anti-Obama criticism from employees of GE-owned CNBC. As more questioning continued, further discussion heated up with additional comments of the same vein being voiced from many other audience members. Some comments even focused on the latest media bias from GE owned MSNBC, specifically on comments from Janeane Garofalo, who accused Tea Party organizers and protesters of being “racist rednecks”, “mentally disturbed” and worse, which went unchallenged by Keith Olbermann. Reports indicate there were lots of rumblings from the crowd against MSNBC.
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