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LA Times Columnist Cheap Shots CNBC’s Larry Kudlow
Newsbusters.org ^ | March 13, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/13/2009 3:43:48 PM PDT by Saint X

Could this be a sign of things to come?

Now that CNBC Chicago Mercantile Exchange reporter Rick Santelli has mysteriously disappeared from the spotlight after his criticism of President Barack Obama's mortgage proposal in February and now that CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer has been marginalized after his lackluster appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on March 12, could the new target of the Obama machine and the left and their accomplices in the media be CNBC "The Kudlow Report" host Larry Kudlow?

James Rainey, a columnist for The Los Angeles Times, set his sights on Kudlow in his March 13 column. Kudlow's show is one of the last vestiges of pro-free market capitalism left at a time when populism has become the theme of the day.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; freespeech; jimcramer; kudlow; larrykudlow; latimes; manufacturedcrisis; marxism; mediabias; waroncapitalism
This wizard of smart had to go and dig up the dirt on Kudlow from his drug addiction days...
1 posted on 03/13/2009 3:43:49 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: Saint X

Has Santelli not been on TV?


2 posted on 03/13/2009 3:44:32 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: GoCards

He’s been less outspoken


3 posted on 03/13/2009 3:45:40 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Saint X

If these bloggers & FReepers didn’t recognize yellow rags like the LAT & repeat what clowns like Matthews and Olbermann at MSNBC said, no one know what they had to say and care even less!


4 posted on 03/13/2009 3:50:19 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Saint X

Isn’t Krudblow another Dim?


5 posted on 03/13/2009 3:53:50 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Saint X

Santelli announced that he had a pre-planned vacation so people would not think that he was being kept off of the air because of the controversy.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 3:54:43 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Saint X

This wizard of smart had to go and dig up the dirt on Kudlow from his drug addiction days...

Kudlow obviously is no longer on drugs. But those who believe in Obama’s economic policy’s sure look like they are.


7 posted on 03/13/2009 3:54:57 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: cquiggy

During the Bush administration, or any past presidents, did we see critical voices in the media being singled out for punishment or ridicule?

Bush had plenty of critics from day 1, but, was there a concerted effort from the Bush White House to single out his critics in the media?

I think that I have heard more criticism of reports, commentators, etc. by the Obamabots in his short time so far in office than I ever heard from any other presidents or presidential flunkies.

And, how ironic it comes from a president who pledged to change the tone in Washington, who wanted to be post-partisan, who didn’t want to play these political games and keep score of who said what about whom.


8 posted on 03/13/2009 4:02:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RegulatorCountry

Kudlow worked for Reagan. He has a really good show, although he did a little fawning for Obama when George Will invited those conservative commentators to his house for dinner with Obama.


9 posted on 03/13/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: cquiggy
This wizard of smart had to go and dig up the dirt on Kudlow from his drug addiction days...

Obama and Kudlow share a former habit in common.

10 posted on 03/13/2009 4:05:33 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Kudlow at one time may have been a Dem but I think Ronald Reagan cured him of that illness. When he shared a program with Cramer (Kudlow and Cramer), it was Jim who was the known Dem.


11 posted on 03/13/2009 4:05:57 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Saint X

Kudlow is a tool.


12 posted on 03/13/2009 4:07:24 PM PDT by kms61
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To: cquiggy

this is no surprise to anyone who has listened to him on radio.. he has mentioned in passing a few times.


13 posted on 03/13/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT by go-ken-go (i)
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To: Saint X

Kudlow is a blowhard. CNBC muzzled their realists and are showcasing the cheerleaders.


14 posted on 03/13/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Bahbah; All

Santelli must’ve learned a few things in his ‘conversation’ from the WH invitation, like, for example, an envelope containing every shred of information and pictures on everything about his family & friends & relatives & people who owe him $$ and to whom Santelli owes $$ are in Some0ne’s top left-hand drawer.

Next up. Rush. Then Cramer. Then ________________ (anyone who gets in the way of Some0ne).


15 posted on 03/13/2009 4:35:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Saint X

The Daily Phone Call of the Left, whose minions seek to destroy anyone perceived as opposition (Rush, Santelli, Rush, now Cramer):

http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/03/spectors_daily_conference_call.php


16 posted on 03/13/2009 5:18:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Kudlow is a very outspoken Conservative.


17 posted on 03/13/2009 5:41:41 PM PDT by balls (I have seen the enemy and it is Hussein 0)
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To: qwertypie

Kudlow is no tool and is certainly not a blowhard. Blowhards are those who talk with no evidence to back up their arguments. Kudlow know his stuff. For those of us who follow macroeconomic trends and events Kudlow is one of the best and articulate spokesmen for the conservative side of economic policy. In fact he is being considered as a potential candidate vs Dodd in Connecticut. He never fawned over Obama’s policies after he attended the White House dinner. He is one of the few Conservative voices on MSNBC and his show is one I try to listen to daily. It bothers me when supposed conservative attack one of their own. Especially one who would make a wonderful economically conservative Senator from the Liberal northeast.


18 posted on 03/13/2009 5:43:07 PM PDT by RealtorRick (Just Spoke to Bob)
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To: qwertypie

You know WTF you are talking about. Kudlow is a real gem, the real thing. If anybody has any doubt about this guy, listen to him on WABC radion at 10:00 am Saturday mornings. It on the web.


19 posted on 03/13/2009 5:46:08 PM PDT by balls (I have seen the enemy and it is Hussein 0)
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To: balls
You don't know WTF you are talking about. Fixed it.
20 posted on 03/13/2009 5:48:17 PM PDT by balls (I have seen the enemy and it is Hussein 0)
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To: balls

I watch Kudlow daily on CNBC. His latest schtick is finding a few nuggets of positive news in order to deflect attention from the underlying problems of the economy. His raving over the “earnings” of certain large banks while downplaying the public, private, and corporate debt bomb is laughable. And his style is more abrasive than Jim Cramer’s. He talks over people who are trying to focus on the downside risk, and rambles on forever.


21 posted on 03/13/2009 6:03:56 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: RealtorRick

Have you watched Kudlow for the last week or so? While CNBCers like Santelli, Caruso-Cabrera, Kernan, Quick and others (Cramer) are trying to point out the long-term corrosive effects of 0bamanomics, Kudlow has become a big pollyanna.

Those commentators have more than hinted -on more than one occasion - at pressure from the channel to muzzle political talk, and to become more upbeat. At a time when Dem politicos (and jerkoffs like Jon Stewart have begun a campaign to assassinate strayers like Cramer) have begun a concerted happy-talk push, Kudlow is right in there pushing the kool-aid. Maybe he feels that he is doing a patriotic deed by avoiding complete collapse, but he has been a total ass in his manner of doing so.


22 posted on 03/13/2009 6:17:04 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: qwertypie

Evidently you do know what you are talking about. That said, everyone knows that he is overly optimistic and what he says at times needs to be taken with a grain of salt. As for his talking over people, that is common on CNBC (and one of my biggest gripes, especially when it’s small talk overlaying a serious point). And yes, he does ramble at times. But, nevertheless, he nails dumb0, where appropriate. He also has integrity, and I defy anybody to prove otherwise.


23 posted on 03/13/2009 8:08:29 PM PDT by balls (I have seen the enemy and it is Hussein 0)
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To: balls

I know Kudlow’s history. There was much to be admired in a person who had faith in the markets and was a long term optimist.

I think that the country has made a choice to go to the darkside, however, where the optimism is blind to the sea-change that it will produce. In the past, the system was nimble enough to recover from the natural results of boom times, even big bubbles. It was part of cycles based on real events and sentiment.

However, the colt has become a sclerotic old gelding. Traditional medicines will not make it run faster. Whipping it through bombast is a fool’s game. Kudlow’s jockey tactics are going to fail, and he’s doing a disservice to conservatism and financial prudence, no matter how sincere he is.


24 posted on 03/13/2009 8:31:30 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Bush had plenty of critics from day 1, but, was there a concerted effort from the Bush White House to single out his critics in the media?

No, because George W. Bush believed it would demean the Office of the President to do so. And he was right, That One IS demeaning the Office of the President.

25 posted on 03/13/2009 8:52:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

I love Larry Kudlow, this guy is straight-forward, honest and take-no-prisoners. What a reporter is meant to be.


26 posted on 03/16/2009 7:25:05 AM PDT by AJMCQ (Who is Khalid al-Mansour? You mean Obama didn't get into Harvard on his grades?)
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