Uber Clueless About the Market

April 22nd, 2022 1:33 PM

The media's ignorance about basic economics is galling. I expect it from politicians. I expect it from The New York Times. But it's sad to see in the New York Post, my town's rare alternative to Democrat media. Recently the tabloid freaked out over higher prices imposed by ride-share companies. “New Yorkers are fed up with forking over excessive amounts for Uber and Lyft…

Uber-Lefty NYT Article Blames Ride-Sharing Program for Taxi Suicides

May 3rd, 2018 1:18 PM
New York Times reporter Emma Fitzsimmons took the paper’s hostility toward the massively popular Uber ride-sharing program down to a personal level, blaming it for suicides of taxi drivers, in Wednesday’s “With Uber on Duty, Cabdrivers Confront A Desperate Future.” The online headline deck: “A Taxi Driver Took His Own Life. His Family Blames Uber’s Influence…
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Wow: NBC's Guthrie Grills Uber CEO on 'Animal House' of Sex Harassment

April 12th, 2018 2:57 PM
On Thursday, NBC Today co-host Savannah Guthrie grilled Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshawi about his company's culture of sex harassment before he was hired, which she described as an "Animal House" environment. The Uber boss was too polite to suggest that Matt Lauer's team was probably not the ideal set of prosecutors on a hostile work environment.

#DeleteUber: When Celebs Act Without the Facts

Culture
January 30th, 2017 5:05 PM
In addition to slamming Donald Trump at 2017’s hyper-political SAG awards, many celebrities took to social media this weekend to criticize the president’s new immigration policies. So when Uber appeared to capitalize on the controversial travel ban, the stars quickly dropped the ride-hailing phone app.   
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Keith Olbermann: President-Elect Donald Trump's Behavior 'Not Normal'

November 18th, 2016 5:01 PM
Just when we thought we'd heard the last from Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC bomb-thrower has created an online video series for GQ magazine entitled The Resistance, in which the former sportscaster and political commentator is lashing out at President-Elect Donald Trump as “the man who was elected by a minority” whose actions are “not normal.” The fire-breathing…

Arianna Huffington Joining Uber’s Board of Directors

Business
April 28th, 2016 6:47 PM
The co-founder of one of America’s most liberal news sites just took a position on Uber’s board of directors. In an April 27, 2016, article, co-founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington explained her decision to join close friend and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on the company’s board of directors. 
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Colbert Badgers Uber CEO on Taxis, Surge Prices, Uber Eats, Future Car

September 11th, 2015 1:12 PM
Following Vice President Joe Biden’s very publicized appearance, Late Show host Stephen Colbert also welcomed Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to the program Thursday night, but it was anything but friendly as Colbert hammered Kalanick on the effect his company has had on the taxi industry, surge pricing, the Uber Eats initiative, and driverless cars. Colbert demanded: “What is your response…

Ashton Kutcher, Kate Upton Defend Uber Against NYC Mayor's Power Grab

Business
July 22nd, 2015 4:34 PM
Liberal NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio recently called for a regulatory attack on ride-sharing company Uber. This set off actor Ashton Kutcher who criticized the mayor’s proposals on Twitter and Facebook calling this an example of “corrupt shortsighted politics” “destroying innovation.”

Lefty Media Slam ‘Parasitic’ Ridesharing Companies Like Uber

July 3rd, 2014 9:46 AM
As people celebrate freedom this Independence Day, the left continues to fight on behalf of an industry monopoly and against consumer freedom. Historically, liberals championed “trust busting” laws prohibiting monopolies. Since the monopoly in question is made up of union members, often in a government partnership to limit competition -- they cried foul. Just look at the upstart…