Fallout

Welch: I Wish I’d Tweeted Question Marks

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Jack Welch, former chief executive officer of General Electric Co., speaks at the World Business Forum in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, will no longer contribute to Fortune and Reuters. Tuesday’s announcement comes following widespread mockery of Welch’s Friday Twitter comments that “these Chicago guys” (Obama) may have manipulated Friday’s jobs report to get the unemployment rate below 8 percent. In an editorial for The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, Welch reiterated his suspicion of the "implausible" numbers, and compared the fallout from his comments to living in a Communist country. He did have one regret: "If I could write that tweet again, I would have added a few question marks at the end."