Media Matters for America, the George Soros-funded* organization that even the New York Times calls a “highly partisan research organization,” is deliberately misrepresenting the political purge of GM CEO Rick Wagoner by the Obama administration.
“In fact, the government did not ‘fire’ Wagoner, but made his departure a condition of further government aid for the company,” according to Media Matters.
If one were to be charitable toward the Media Matters mendacity factory, one could say, if it’s not a lie, it is at a minimum lawyerly sophistry.
But I’m not feeling charitable toward Media Matters at the moment. It is abundantly clear that the GM chief was fired. Lawyers might call it “constructive” dismissal, but it’s dismissal nevertheless. President Obama or Treasury Secretary Geithner might just as well have said, “Wagoner, either your signature or your brains are going to be on this contract.”
And I’m sure Erwin Rommel thought he was being given a choice too.
AP’s Tom Krisher and Dan Strumpf apparently didn’t get the memo. They reported Wagoner was fired by the U.S. government: “While ousting Wagoner, the Obama administration made no management changes at Chrysler LLC, which also is getting government loans.”
*Soros funds Media Matters directly and/or indirectly. Soros is the dominant player in the billionaires’ club known as the Democracy Alliance, which funnels millions of dollars to Media Matters, and openly collaborates with Media Matters CEO David Brock on political projects such as Progressive Media.