Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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. ...


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