In today’s letters to New York magazine, Jack Welch re-thinks his diss of Jeff Zucker. Me-thinks GE threatened to cut off Welch’s free toilet paper.
“In the five-plus years since I retired from GE, I have answered every detailed question about the company with the happy words “I’m retired.” In Arianne Cohen’s interview with me [“Intelligencer: The Jack & Suzy Show,” February 5], this response about Jeff Zucker’s tenure at NBC was not appropriate and certainly subject to misinterpretation. In fact, I am a huge supporter of Jeff Zucker and have been for fifteen years. I wish him success as he continues to lead the network’s recent comeback. — Jack Welch”.