GE should be embarassed by Blagojevich deal


The short-term publicity General Electric Co. (GE) got from signing a reality show deal with ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be eclipsed by the long-term harm it will do to the credibility of its NBC network.

Blagojevich has reportedly been offered a spot on NBC's "classic" summer series "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" if -- and that's a big "if'"-- he can get permission to travel to Costa Rica where the program will be shot.