Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


FOX News - GE's Jeffrey Immelt showdown cheered by conservatives

(Page 2 of 2)



But unlike Watters, Immelt was greeted with boos.

Skip to next paragraph

Recent posts

Watters kept going. "With all due respect, this is the kind of hate that MSNBC traffics on a regular basis. Are you comfortable with this and do you think this hurts the GE brand?" he asked -- again to applause.

"Again, we're in the network business," Immelt answered. "We compete with FOX News, MSNBC, and others. Again, I don't censor what they do or what they say despite the fact that I might disagree with some of it or much of it, some of the time."

Right side

As we mentioned, the right side is cheering this incident on.

The Ace of Spades calls the incident "awesome" and says "it's the response, not the question that is heartening."

HotAir wonders: "Why the sudden shareholder crankiness? Is it because Maddow’s ratings are tanking and Fox is crushing them in every time slot?"

RedState's Josh Painter brings up the ratings as well asking, "Some of the rumbling may be due to the fact that Fox News consistently gets ratings which equal or better those of MSNBC and CNN combined.

Ambush

Meanwhile, Gawker has decided that they want to ambush the ambusher because he won't agree to be interviewed by the website.

"So we decided to track him down and ask him about his ambush interview tactics face-to-face," they write. "If we find him, we'll post the video as soon as we can. If we don't, we'll keep trying, and for that we'll need your help."

"If you see him, snap a camera phone picture and send it to us. Or better yet, ask him why he stalks and ambushes people that his boss disagrees with, and tell us what he says," they add.

Polls

But how does this seeming unrest jibe with President Obama's approval ratings?  After all, they're pretty solid.

His first quarter in office concluded on Sunday and Gallup reports that Obama has averaged a 63 percent approval rating. How does that compare?

"[It] matches the historical average of 63% for elected presidents' first quarters since 1953. However, it is the fourth highest for a newly elected president since that time, and the highest since Jimmy Carter's 69% in 1977," they write.

100 days

President Obama will hit the 100 day mark this Wednesday and polls show that -- as you might expect -- that there is a big partisan gap in how the president is received.

"Democrats are highly laudatory of Obama, with 88% rating him excellent or good. Republicans offer more measured criticism -- only 40% say he has done a poor or terrible job, while 35% say he has done 'just okay,'" Gallup writes.

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story