Kevin O’Leary is an A**wipe
Kevin O’Leary, a cut-throat businessman, and Chris Hedges, a philosopher and war correspondent, are from two completely different ideological worlds. Hedges is fully aware of the environmental collapse that is unfolding and O’Leary is just wondering how to make money off it. Sorry for the anti-capitalist sentiment there, but it’s true. It appears that Kevin O’Leary has a "greed is good" mentality:
“Money equals freedom…You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you…None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.”
And Chris Hedges isn’t the first person to be disgusted by O’Leary:
Review: Three complaints about Kevin O’Leary, co-host of The Lang & O’Leary Exchange
April 14, 2011
Three complaints have been lodged concerning Kevin O’Leary, the co-host of the CBC News
Network program, The Lang & O’Leary Exchange. They provide an opportunity to review his
involvement as a contracted employee on CBC news and information programming.
One complaint, from Kyle Mytruk, concerned a remark by O’Leary on the January 27, 2011
program. During a wider discussion about General Motors, O’Leary said labour unions were a
“parasite” on business. Mytruk asserted that the comments were unfair, were not even-
handed, and violated CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Another, from Carl Hunt, concerned remarks by O’Leary in CBC Television promotional spots
that “greed is good” and “I love money.” He said CBC had provided O’Leary a soapbox to
provide “American-style economics.” He said O’Leary’s values, fully applied, would deprive the
country of its ability to help the less fortunate. Hunt wanted to know the dollar value of the
A third complaint, from Julian Lepinski, concerned O’Leary’s on-air disclosure of a conflict-of-
interest in a discussion on regulatory issues on usage-based billing of internet services with an
official from BCE Inc. O’Leary noted he was a shareholder but did not note his equity and
income fund held BCE shares.
“Listen, I love this policy because I’m a shareholder,” O’Leary said. “That’s all I care about. If you
could suck every last cent out of users, I’m happy for you.”