Media Gloats and Bashes Tea Party After Gibson Guitar Cuts Deal

The liberal media gloated today and bashed the Tea Party and conservatives after Gibson Guitar Corp. reached a deal with the federal government on its exotic wood imports.

Earlier this year Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz was invited to sit with Republicans during Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Juszkiewicz slammed “big liberal” Obama after his partisan speech to Congress. (TPM)

The Associated Press reported:

Federal prosecutors say a deal has been reached to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar Corp. after the instrument maker acknowledged its exotic wood imports violated environmental laws.

Under the agreement announced Monday, Nashville-based Gibson is to pay a $300,000 penalty. The company also agreed to forfeit claims to about $262,000 worth of wood seized by federal agents and contribute $50,000 to promote conservation of protected tree species.

The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Gibson’s decision to cooperate with federal laws banning the import of endangered wood products stands in contrast to a 2011 publicity campaign mounted after agents raided Gibson facilities in Memphis and Nashville.

Republicans and tea party members rallied behind CEO Henry Juszkiewicz (JUS’-kuh-wits) when he denounced the raids as overzealous federal regulation that threatened American jobs.

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