GE Blasts Bill O’Reilly: Roadside Bombs Claim ‘False’

August 13, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The war between MSNBC and the Fox News Channel is heating up, with General Electric hitting back at reports that it made materials that ended up in terrorists’ roadside bombs, which killed American soldiers.

Bill O’Reilly made the spurious claims against GE, the parent company of MSNBC, on his show on Tuesday, which GE called “irresponsible and maliciously false” in a statement released on Wednesday, according to an AP report.

O’Reilly reported that his “sources” told him of an ongoing federal investigation into American companies supplying radio frequency modules for roadside bombs. He claimed that an unnamed American company sold the parts to Corezing International, a company based in Singapore that has business dealings with the Islamic regime of Iran.

O’Reilly then pointed the finger at GE saying, he “has been told but cannot confirm that the General Electric corporation is under suspicion in the case.”

GE spokesman Gary Sheffer, said GE does not do business with Corezing International nor does it manufacturer the described radio modules. Sheffer described O’Reilly’s “smear” as a “new low.” Fox News did not comment in response to GE’s statements.

Despite a recent New York Times report that the parent companies of MSNBC and Fox News had reached a cease fire agreement to quiet the feud between Bill O’ Reilly and MSNBC’s Keith Olbrman; the news of a cease fire has been greatly exaggerated.

Olberman continues to name “Billo the Clown,” as the “worst person of the world” and O’Reilly has stepped up his attacks on GE.



2 Responses to “GE Blasts Bill O’Reilly: Roadside Bombs Claim ‘False’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 13th, 2009 6:50 pm

    I have been told but cannot confirm that Bill O’Reilly buys hallucinogenic drugs from Rush Limbaugh, and is funded by the Red Chinese government; rumor has it that he is being paid to disseminate outright lies on American broadcast news in an effort to disrupt the American economy, foment armed revolution, and overthrow the elected government.

    And there’s as much foundation in that allegation as there is in *any* broadcast on Faux News.

  2. James Lander on August 13th, 2009 9:05 pm

    I watched Mr. Oriley’s piece on the IED detonators. He stated the facts as they were known at the time. He did not smear GE, but he did implicate GE in the sale of the detonators. It is nice to read the GE does not even make the detonators. Take it easy on Bill. He is just reporting what the rest of the news agencies will not, includin MSNBC.

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