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CNBC Allows Santelli to React to Tea Parties: 'I'm Pretty Proud of This'
NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/15/2009 6:51:15 AM PDT by Rufus2007

While Fox News has celebrated the Taxpayer Tea Party rallies and MSNBC has denigrated them, the impetus of the movement - CNBC and specifically Rick Santelli, its inspiration - had been conspicuously quiet about it.

But on CNBC's "Squawk Box" April 15, co-host Joe Kernen asked Santelli what he thought of being a "cultural phenomenon." That was the same show Santelli famously called out President Barack Obama for the unfairness of his housing bailout proposal on Feb. 19.

"A lot of articles about these tea parties," Kernen said. "They all have your name in them, like you caused it. Are you actually attending any or are you just sort of got the idea going initially? What do you think? I mean, you're like a cultural phenomenon at this point."

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; media; ricksantelli; santelli; taxday; teaparty
Wow - they allowed the muzzle to come off this morning...
1 posted on 04/15/2009 6:51:15 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Don’t look into too deep...CNBC is probably banking that this will be a bust. They’ll have a camera crew in Harlem saying “No one showed up for the tea Party...see, the President is correct”.


2 posted on 04/15/2009 6:56:58 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

CNBC losing viewers to Fox Business is my guess!


3 posted on 04/15/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: Rufus2007

The TEA parties are a solid start. But we have to follow up by having “Push Back Until” events later this year, early next year, and for as long as we have to: http://pushbackuntil.com.

It will not be easy, but how interested are we in saving our country from an irresponsible Congress?

“Be in D.C. to Push Back Until!”


4 posted on 04/15/2009 6:59:00 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Rufus2007

There’s a Rick Santelli page on Facebook.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 7:00:46 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Rufus2007

Rick Santelli and Glenn Beck are the best guys on TV.


6 posted on 04/15/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Rufus2007

Watch the “proud” talk, Rick.
To God be the glory.


7 posted on 04/15/2009 7:06:59 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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Marked for later...


8 posted on 04/15/2009 7:19:17 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Rufus2007

On a related note, it’s revealing that CNN doesn’t have a single word on their website about the tax-day protests. They do, on the other hand, have one of their I-Reports from a man who believes it’s “Un-American” not to want to pay taxes.


9 posted on 04/15/2009 7:22:45 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: mikelets456

“Harlem.”

LMAO!!!!!!


10 posted on 04/15/2009 7:23:03 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: Carley

“CNBC losing viewers to Fox Business is my guess!”

I doubt it. Fox Business is terrible. They need to fix it fast.

CNBC is ok, with the exception of Steve Liesman, who is a tool of Obama and such a snob

The problem I have with CNBC is their consistent pumping of the stock market. They could have ten negative facts and one positive bit of news and all they talk about is the positive. Rationalizing why the market will go up as if that is the only way that is good.

Mark Haynes and Erin Burnett are great.

Did I say Steve Liesman was terrible?


11 posted on 04/15/2009 7:42:57 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: Rufus2007

This is the thing I don’t understand about the whole Rick Santelli thing - a lot of people had been talking about tea parties and mailing tea to their representatives, etc. prior to his blowup on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Santelli was just the one who had the nerve to say it to the face of the enemy: the complicit Obama Media. So while I credit him for having the cojones to speak out, the Tea Party certainly wasn’t his idea.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:15 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Carley

I stopped watching CNBC ages ago. I love FBC and never think about watching CNBC.


13 posted on 04/15/2009 7:57:41 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: devane617

Hubby keeps watching CNBC. Even from another room I know instantly which stating he’s watching.

I remain out of the room while CNBC is on.......lol


14 posted on 04/15/2009 8:00:40 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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The most ironic thing is Rick Santelli stands in the pit where Fed Futures are traded, and the WH went after him like he is the enemy of the US. He has been vocally against the bailouts since the Bush era a few months back, but Obama-nuts can have no disagreement at all.


15 posted on 04/15/2009 8:25:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Rendell to call for gun ban 4/15/09 http://kdka.com/local/Governor.Ed.Rendell.2.984771.html)
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To: Carley

Really? CNBC is far from liberal. Most of the hosts seem to be conservative in fact.

I’d give FBN a try but my cable system doesn’t carry it in HD, and frankly I’ve become an HD snob.


16 posted on 04/15/2009 8:36:03 AM PDT by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: Rufus2007

If he needs permission to speak his mind, I think it’s time to search for a new network.


17 posted on 04/15/2009 10:08:17 AM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Find me a tax payer in Harlem and I will show you a REAL minority.

Meanwhile I drove downtown on my lunch break and the Cincinnati Tea Party absolutely PACKED Fountain Square.


18 posted on 04/15/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT by Finatic ("you see kids were so much wiser after the wars")
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To: Finatic
"Find me a tax payer in Harlem and I will show you a REAL minority."

Just loaded with tax eaters!

19 posted on 04/15/2009 10:34:06 AM PDT by wmileo (I miss Ronald Wilson Reagan. POTUS #40)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I became a fan of his on there.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 10:47:24 AM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Finatic

Just got back from our local one. It was AWESOME!


21 posted on 04/15/2009 12:35:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: Rufus2007

BTTT


22 posted on 04/16/2009 5:05:29 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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