The Obama administration has engaged in a “consistent slamming of business,” IAC Interactive CEO and chairman Barry Diller told CNBC Monday.
“Tension between business and government is healthy,” he added. “Where there appears to be, I say, is, a consistent slamming of business in so many different areas, I think then it’s unhealthy.”
Travel was especially hard hit, Dillersaid, when the administration criticized conventions—in particular a retreat last year for AIG executives at a luxury resort, following the giant insurer's collapse.
“If AIG has lost all this money, should it really go and be in a Four Seasons Hotel?” said Diller, who was speaking from the Fortune Brainstorm Tech, an annual event in Aspen, Colo., for leaders in media, technology and the Internet. “No, but don’t damn the whole industry.”