Skip to comments.GE's PC Olympics
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Did you see, Saudi Arabia has allowed two women to be on the Olympic team, and one of them, I think, competes in judo. And the Saudis told the Olympic committee, the IOC, the International Olympic Committee, you must let our female judo competitor wear a hijab, a head scarf. And the IOC relented. It is not allowed in judo because it could end up being used as a weapon for choking, for example. But they relented, and they're letting the Saudi babe, err, woman, wear her hijab because it's required that her head be covered in public. I kid you not. They did relent. I don't know when the competition is. I haven't checked. I have all that stuff available on my iOS devices. I haven't looked when judo is. But it kind of boggles the mind, the fear that exists and the resulting political correctness.
RUSH: Here's Pat, Dix Hills, New York. You're next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you so much for taking this call.
RUSH: You're welcome.
CALLER: I have been watching the Olympics on NBC, and GE has a very wonderful commercial about neonatal equipment that was used in the United States in a hospital I believe in Maryland, and the hospital, when they upgraded their equipment, donated the equipment to a neonatal unit in East London.
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. We just had an opening ceremony that highlighted the National Health Service as one of the most noteworthy achievements ever in the UK.
CALLER: And they should have had a thank you card to the people of the United States.
RUSH: And you saw an ad where GE is giving used neonatal care devices to the British?
CALLER: Yes, it is.
RUSH: Absolutely fascinating. So they take our hand-me-downs?
RUSH: And then they throw ceremonies to themselves.
CALLER: That's correct.
RUSH: You know, General Electric still owns 49% of NBC. Comcast owns 51%. So GE, it's kind of like they're paying themselves. GE's the leading sponsor of the Olympics, then they paid for the rights. They paid 49% of $1.2 billion. I wonder if that means they couldn't sell it to anybody else and they had to go --
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