Head Of AIG Apologizes For Comparing Bonus Outrage To Lynchings
In a statement to BuzzFeed, AIG Chief Executive Robert Benmosche apologized for his comments comparing outrage over executive bonuses to "what we did in the Deep South" and saying that it was "just as bad and just as wrong." Benmosche said he "never meant to offend anyone" and his comments were a "poor choice of words."
Head Of AIG Likes Comparing Critics To Lynch Mobs
Robert Benmosche, the CEO of bailed-out insurance giant AIG, told The Wall Street Journal that outrage over employee bonuses was "just as bad and just as wrong" as lynchings. Benmosche's comments echo similar ones he made in 2009. (h/t: Ryan Chittum)