Opinion

Presenting vox.com, sponsored by General Electric

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Beltway Confidential,Opinion,Ezra Klein,Media,Charles Hoskinson,Matthew Yglesias


Vox.com, the news portal created by left-wing blogger Ezra Klein and a collection of his anti-corporatist friends, was unveiled late Sunday, courtesy of its corporate sponsor: General Electric.

That's right -- the same company that used to sponsor Ronald Reagan. The same company which Vox's new executive editor, Matt Yglesias, blasted in December for paying dividends to its stockholders. The same company whose tax bill (or lack thereof) has caused Klein so much angst.

So it's bad for GE to pay dividends and not pay taxes — unless the savings is spent advancing the careers of the company's critics. Got it.

This should be fun to watch.

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