Skip to comments.‘Today’ Triple-Teams Santelli
Posted on 02/20/2009 5:07:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
After his top-of-Drudge-worthy remarks [video] yesterday on CNBC, you knew Rick Santelli would be on NBCs Today this morning. Perhaps equally predictable was that the man who argued against making the 92% of responsible Americans paying their mortgages bail out the 8% who arent would be subject to the third degree. Or in this case, a triple team.
Steve Liesman, also of CNBC, was there to take the other side, but he was clearly playing for the home team alongside Matt Lauer and Brian Williams, pinch-hitting for Meredith Vieira. Neither Lauer nor Williams hit Liesman, who favors the huge mortgage bailout, with one hardball. All the tough stuff was reserved for Santelli, who held his ground, although he did say he might have chosen a couple words [presumably about calling people in default "losers"] more carefully.
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Today triple-teams Santelli ping to Today show list.
Clearly, the state run media needed to respond...
Note to shareholders: Have you all got a screw loose?!
I just sent an email to GE Investor relations from their website. ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ is the email address. Pointing out that it is time for MAtt LAuer to be gone and that I am willing to help that by getting rid of GE stock, not purchasing any GE products, and certainly not tuning in NBC Today Show other than to get sponsor info to send them emails regarding the same.
Not to GE shareholders. You seen your wealth go down even when the markets were up.
They will let him go "unplugged"...
Why Immelt still has a job is beyond me.
I will take all the little victories we can get.
I just hope Santelli can keep his job.
his first report had a teabag in the background.
his second report had no teabag on the trader’s desk.
also CNBC manipulated his mike so you could not hear what the traders were saying in the backgound.
You just KNEW it was coming...
NO ONE can be allowed to question THE ONE. He will be demonized and destroyed now by the crazies on the left, and many in his own business.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he’s a victim in the next round of ‘cuts’. This IS NBC we are talking about.
>> Why Immelt still has a job is beyond me.
Whatever the reason may be, it certainly isn’t “merit”.
Probably has something to do with connections.
I just wanna know is the tea party is still on, Santelli....?
OK. Let's play, Mr. Lauer. People who choose not to smoke should be made to make sacrifices for the people who do smoke. Dittos with alcoholics, gamblers, etc.
Ain't fairness a bitch, Matt?
“wonder what the comparative numbers are of how many saw Santelli via the Drudge link versus how many saw the “Today” show. My gut tells me Obama lost this round.”
The TODAY show reaches 5-6 million viewers a day
>> I just wanna know is the tea party is still on, Santelli....?
Did you notice the reference to the “silent majority” in Santelli’s rant?
The responsible *are* the majority, 9 to 1. 5 of that 9 voted for Bambi (and by extension Geithner) and I’ll bet 3 of them regret it.
Until recently, most of us have been fully employed. No time to rock the boat, and in most cases nothing to be gained by rocking the boat.
That is changing at a frightening pace.
It will be interesting to see what happens when that 9 to 1 silent majority goes from silent to a dull roar, even.
And if we start covering our faces with bandanas and screaming and marching, Katy bar the door.
Santelli seemed to be somewhat subdued on CNBC this morning, and he was backing off some of his commentary about ‘losers’.
[Somebody got to him. His Tea Party may be fizzling into just that — tea and crumpets.]
Rush reaches 20 million listeners and he played Santelli’s comments repeatedly yesterday.
IMO, CNBC loved the publicity. They featured his video on their website all day and added a poll to attract more visitors. If they weren’t “liking” all the publicity they would have pulled the video and there was no need to add a poll.
Drudge has been averaging nearly a million viewers per hour for the last month.
I wish Santelli explained to the NBC crowd that the 92% still in their homes are already sacrificing to do so.
Not quite sure "sacrifice" requires bailing out losers.
The obamedia was not happy. Matt makes plenty of money and should just pay a few bad mortgages himself.
Pray for America and Our Troops
OUTSTANDING post! Thanks. GREAT thread! Thanks.
Thanks, PG: I tried to give the essence rather than simply provide a transcript.
The wife of which NBC reporter, now Sunday anchor
was the Executive Vice President-General Counsel of Fannie Mae?
"Alex, who is David Gregorys wife?"
GE doesn’t care about individual investors.
If they did, they would have changed management.
This reminds me of a line from "Silverado", when Kevin Kline and Scott Glenn are about to see a fight breakout in a saloon--one guy against three.
Kevin Kline: "Don't hardly seem fair does it?"
Scott Glenn: "Which way you mean?"
Nothing. The MARKET will provide them with a place to RENT.
Hey Mark...nice of Joe to give you credit this morning. When will he and Mika invite you over for some face time?
Wow: I didn’t hear it! Thanks for letting me know. Can you tell me approximately what time he did it?
Now I am really glad I mentioned it...I had a feeling you might have missed it since you did not mention anything. Can’t say for sure when, but I believe it was after 6:45 (although I put it on at about 6:15); I was out of the house at about 8:05, so that’s the best I can do. Next time, I will note the time in case you miss it again!
Got it! Many thanks. I’ll post the video in a bit . . .
Yeah like he still held his own against 3!!!
This guy is awesome!
He’s got millions on his side/way of thinking,me included.
I never saw the movie You reference, but You describe it so well,I get/understand the connection.
Thanks for the ping!:)
Santelli was absolutely right in his comments!!
What did the the wonder boys have to say about the interview between Neil Cavuto and the Rep. from Acorn who advocated her people “to continue to squat in their homes “ even though they could not pay their mortgages.
Isn’t she advocating breaking the law. The feds should stop giving money to people such as these ?
Heck, I know of a single liberal woman living in a 5 bedroom 4800 sq ft house.
I bet she’d give that up to a huge welfare family and move into a 1 BR apartment in the name of “social justice”.
Clearly, the state run media needed to respond...
At some point people will rise up at losing the choice of which charities to support. The government is incompetent at so many things, why wold I want it to choose my charity?
>We all need to remember tht the government works for us, not the other way around!
DNC TV flacks at their finest, trying to suppress any popular political rebellion before it gains steam.
BRAVEHEART of Business
Same thing you posted, just another way of stating it.
Zero. The stat here is for "unique views" - not "hits". A hit is defined as someone loading the page. A unique view is a data point where there is a visit to a page from a single IP address. You could go to the page many times a day, but your unique view would only be logged once.
Watch for the Palin-Santelli 2012 Signs [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Ive had a case of deja vu today.
Im noticing the tone. Im seeing the enthusiasm. And Im digging out from the sheer volume of e-mails Ive been getting today about that CNBC dude. The reaction to Rick Santellis Chicago-trading-floor incident this morning echoes the emotional reaction my inbox had to Sarah Palins convention speech this summer.
Steve Liesman is a shill for the Fed and Treasury. Rick Santelli has the brass to articulate his own independent thoughts, making him worthy of attack. Hang tough, Rick.