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The WSJ's Stephen Moore Claims We've Never Seen Anything Like The NLRB's Decision Against Boeing

The Fox News channel needs to get their chryons straight and just put the words union busting tools under the names of Neil Cavuto and Stephen Moore for this segment because that's exactly what they're doing here. If there were ever a couple of
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The Fox News channel needs to get their chryons straight and just put the words union busting tools under the names of Neil Cavuto and Stephen Moore for this segment because that's exactly what they're doing here. If there were ever a couple of apologists out there for big business and them praising the race to the bottom on wages and free trade and anti-unionism, I'd be hard pressed to find some worse examples than these two.

As Media Matters has pointed out, much of our media has been on the attack against the recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board for their complaint against Boeing. And as they also pointed out in their post, Stephen Moore is talking out of his rear end here with pretending like these allegations are unprecedented.

Experts Say Allegations In NLRB Complaint Against Boeing Represent "Classic Case" Of Labor Law Violations:

Conservative media figures continue to claim that the National Labor Relations Board is attacking states with lax labor laws and engaging in "unprecedented" actions by filing a complaint alleging that Boeing violated federal labor laws in connection with its decision to move the production line for its new 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina. In fact, labor law experts say that if the allegations against Boeing are true, the NLRB has presented a "classic case" of labor law violations. [...]

WSJ's Moore On NLRB Complaint: "We've Never Seen Anything Like That Before ... In The History Of This Country." On Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto claimed that the NLRB complaint against Boeing was "a controversial move by the government telling Boeing where it can and cannot create jobs." The Wall Street Journal's Steve Moore responded by calling the complaint "unprecedented":

CAVUTO: In response to a controversial move by the government telling Boeing where it can and cannot create jobs, a legislative bomb: 34 Republican senators signing on to the Job Protection Act. It's a piece of legislation designed to make sure the government doesn't get into this type of business of telling businesses where to do business.

[...] MOORE: What's really unprecedented, I would say, about this National Labor Relations Board decision is that they're basically telling a company, an American company, you have to stay in the state that you're in. You can't move your facility. And by the way, in this case, in Boeing's case, this is not even an existing facility; it's a new plant that they want to build. The NLRB is basically saying, you know what, you cannot build it in South Carolina. You have to remain in Washington. We've never seen anything like that before that I know of in the history of this country.

Much more there so go read the rest of the post. What's really disgusting about Moore is that he's also regularly brought on CNN and on Bill Maher's show as someone anyone in either audience should take seriously. You can always tell when he knows he's full of it on Maher's show because he starts chuckling uncontrollably and shrugs his shoulders as he makes excuses for his generally untenable positions that always favor his big business backers over those in the working class that he gets paid to shill for.

Think Progress has more on Boeing and their retaliation against their unions here -- Gov. Haley Defends Boeing’s Union-Busting: ‘It’s Called Capitalism’.

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