Fortune Not Very Sorry to See Jack Welch Go
Less than a week after former General Electric CEO Jack Welch suggested the White House was cooking employment figures, he has resigned his gig writing for Reuters.com and Fortune. And Fortune has more or less kicked him on the way out the door.
“Welch said he will no longer contribute to Fortune following critical coverage of the former CEO of General Electric, saying he would get better ‘traction’ elsewhere,” a Fortune report said Tuesday under the headline”Welch can’t take the heat: I quit.”
The flare-up began on Friday, when Mr. Welch said on Twitter that President Barack Obama’s “Chicago guys” altered the latest jobs report to benefit the White House: