3.31.2005

Is Outsourcing Really the Fault of 1 Man?

Outsourcing: It's The Fault of a Guy from India
Alrighty, so this is one woman's report of an interview on Fox. Sorry, we don't watch Fox because we find it repulsive and we don't want to add to their success (which is the the same reason we don't view the Drudge Report: so we don't add to his hit count). Intereseting. Take a look.

Under a banner reading "Behind the Outsourcing Boom," substitute host Stuart Varney interviewed Sam Pitroda today (March 29, 2005) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto. Pitroda is the former chief technology officer for the nation of India and is now the chairman of a company called Worldtel.

Introducing Pitroda, Varney said: "He's the man many credit, or depending on how you look at it, blame for the outsourcing boom." Varney asked Pitroda to "tell me how that is good news for American workers."

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Varney smiled but got nastier: You're a "star" in India and in Europe but "this is your first network TV interview in the US even though you've lived here for 30 years." Pitroda corrected Varney, saying he'd lived here for 40 years. Varney continued: "Why do you keep such a low profile here? Do you think perhaps you're unpopular for all this outsourcing?" A flustered Pitroda said no, he travels, he's busy and that's the way its worked out.

Comment: Ah yes. The simple, simple, simple world of Fox News. Outsourcing boils down to one man from India. Don't ever let it be said that the (according to Fox) benevolent, patriotic, job-creating corporations in this country had anything to do with it.
Ha ha! Hilarious. She's right: easier to blame one person, and totally confuse the issue, than to think that business/government is doing something wrong.

Read & think for yourself.

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