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CNBC SWEATS 'OBAMA-BASHING'
NY Post ^ | April 16, 2009 | Richard Johnson

Posted on 04/16/2009 6:17:51 AM PDT by publius1

THE top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they've turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.

"It was an intensive, three-hour dinner at 30 Rock which Zucker himself was behind," a source familiar with the powwow told us. "There was a long discussion about whether CNBC has become too conservative and is beating up on Obama too much. There's great concern that CNBC is now the anti-Obama network. The whole meeting was really kind of creepy."

One topic under the microscope, our insider said, was on-air CNBC editor Rick Santelli's rant two months ago about staging a "Chicago Tea Party" to protest the president's bailout programs -- an idea that spawned tax protest tea parties in other big cities, infuriating the White House. Oddly, Santelli was not at the meeting, while Jim Cramer was, noted our source, who added that no edict was ultimately handed down by the network chieftains.

CNBC flack Brian Steel confirmed the get-together, but insisted: "The dinner was to thank CNBC for a job well done in our in-depth reporting throughout the financial crisis. As far as our coverage is concerned, we are built for balance and we are unabashedly pro-investor."

Our source retorted: "That is complete bull[bleep] . . . they didn't invite a lot of people to [the meeting]. There were many staffers who were working 24/7 during the crisis who weren't asked to attend, even Santelli, who was a big star for the network during those weeks. Why not?"....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; mediabias; obama; ofrauda; santelli; taxday; teaparty
I know, I know... you must be kidding me, right?, is what you're thinking. No, no I'm not. This is clearly because of Santelli & the Tea Parties.
1 posted on 04/16/2009 6:17:51 AM PDT by publius1
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To: publius1

can someone post a picture of that guy crying

leave Obama alone!!! what has he ever done to you!!!
leave him alone!!! cry cry cry


2 posted on 04/16/2009 6:19:36 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is Good!)
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To: publius1

What ARE they smoking.


3 posted on 04/16/2009 6:21:13 AM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: publius1
an idea that spawned tax protest tea parties in other big cities, infuriating the White House

Uh, how could they infuriate the WH. According to Gibbs, the President wasn't even aware they were going on.

4 posted on 04/16/2009 6:21:19 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: publius1

Two bucks that Santelli’s contract won’t be renewed!


5 posted on 04/16/2009 6:22:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Texas4ever

My tax and spend liberal friend dismissed the tea parties yesterday telling me they were just a project of Fox News would be so dismayed to learn that everything started at CNBC. What a shame.


6 posted on 04/16/2009 6:23:44 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: publius1

This is the death knell of a dying dinosaur.

They wonder whether their reporting is too conservative in it’s nature. Isn’t the real question “Are we reporting the news accurately, without bias?”

Here’s a multi-billion dollar suggestion, and I’ll throw it out for free.

“Report the freakin’ news, as it happened, without bias. Then let the view make their own decisions”. It seems to be working pretty good for FoxNews (ohhhh, but they are a Conservative station .... that is kicking your butt into bankruptcy).


7 posted on 04/16/2009 6:23:57 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: publius1
My sign at the tea party read:

Main Stream Media Are we picking on your god?

Chris Matthews is your leg still tingling?

CNN mouthpiece for Obama

8 posted on 04/16/2009 6:24:11 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Dr. Ursus
Two bucks that Santelli’s contract won’t be renewed!

Fine, Fox should pick him up.

9 posted on 04/16/2009 6:24:48 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: publius1

They didn’t have a problem with the Bush bashing of a year ago, but now they’re up in arms?


10 posted on 04/16/2009 6:25:00 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Texas4ever
LEAVE OBAMA ALONE!!
11 posted on 04/16/2009 6:25:05 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: publius1

They are trying to put a false image of what they are to the sheep that watch them and beleive everything they say.
Logic is not in play here.


12 posted on 04/16/2009 6:25:53 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: publius1

I guess they don’t want to be on the HLS hit list.


13 posted on 04/16/2009 6:28:13 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: publius1

This is satire, right?.....................


14 posted on 04/16/2009 6:28:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Texas4ever

Leave Zero Alone!

15 posted on 04/16/2009 6:28:23 AM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: publius1

LOL! This is because GE received money on Obama’s recent Bill. It was disguised as some sort of environmental investment (now that is an oxymoron) They passed that money to NBC, MSNBC, etc....

Now the congress or the Obaman administration is leaning on GE to silence them. It’s so obvious what is going on here.

Now imagine if this went on with Bush in the White House. Maybe investigating MSNBC. The press and the media would be screaming bloody murder. However, since their buddy Obama is in the White House, then that is ok to do. Unbelievable!


16 posted on 04/16/2009 6:42:18 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: publius1

What a bunch of crap. If the lame stream media told the truth about this administration, they wouldn’t have to worry about whether that was bashing or not.


17 posted on 04/16/2009 6:43:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Rick Santelli will be getting the same type of treatment from NBC that Bernie Goldberg got from CBS.


18 posted on 04/16/2009 6:44:02 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: svxdave

My Lib friend gave me the same line — that the tea parties were a “commercial project of Fox News” — I told him to “stop drinking the kool aid lies of PMSNBC, the Chicken Noodle Network, and the National Barack Channel. It’s a grass roots movement, dewd. Get a clue.”


19 posted on 04/16/2009 6:46:01 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: publius1

I don’t need no steenkin’ network to bash 0bama.

I’m bashing the idiot on my own.


20 posted on 04/16/2009 6:50:07 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 4rcane

Would be funny to photoshop Chrissy into this with the “Leave Obama Alone” tag.


21 posted on 04/16/2009 6:50:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a right wing extremist. God Bless America)
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To: publius1
Hussein ordered CNBC to hire two government handlers now, Howard Dean and Ariana Huffington.

They are there on set to keep a lid on any dissent.

Wow, what country is this again?

22 posted on 04/16/2009 6:54:35 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: roses of sharon

Is this for real?


23 posted on 04/16/2009 6:59:21 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Dr. Ursus

It’s not just Santelli. About a week after his outburst, I was watching the pre-opening segment with Joe Kernan(sp?), Becky Quinn(sp?), and the other youngish host (Carlos?). There were sarcastic, subtle referrals as to being told not to be so political in their comment. Early on, the word had been sent down from the Democrats who run NBC Corp to leave Obama alone, and to tailor their comments. Whoars (sp) for Obama like Steve Liesmann (sp) were beaming with delight.


24 posted on 04/16/2009 7:06:47 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Right Cal Gal

A New Tone? Dean Hired, Huffington Guest Hosts, Outspoken Reigned In

http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090401123013.aspx


25 posted on 04/16/2009 7:08:20 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: dawn53

IF, and thats a HUGE IF?, BAGHDAD BOB GIBBS is right and ZERO HUSSEIN didn’t know anything about the TEA Parties!, then ZERO HUSSEIN IS the Biggest, MOST INCOMPETENT TELEPROMPTER EVER CREATED! ZERO HUSSEIN WOULD HAVE TO BE DUMBER THAN A ROCK NOT TO KNOW!! GET ZERO OUTA THE WHITE HOUSE NOW!! ASSUMING GIBBS ISN”T LIEING THRU HIS TEETH!


26 posted on 04/16/2009 7:11:55 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: webschooner

“Chicken Noodle Network, and the National Barack Channel.”

Good thing I had put my coffee cup down when I read that.

;-)

GG


27 posted on 04/16/2009 7:25:15 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: publius1

wow. This illustrates what I think we all know; that this type of mindset is, really .. no.. I mean REALLY a mental disorder. When they can’t even see that they’re so brainwashed into being an obvious manipulator of information (ie: propaganda) ... and they can’t see how it has affected their ratings? .. They must have spiraled down into the hole of delusion together.. because it appears they’ve sincerely lost touch with normalcy. In their arrogance, they apparently still believe that “We the People” are stupid. I forsee they will go the way of Air America. .. even with Soros continually throwing money at it, it will still go down, eventually.


28 posted on 04/16/2009 7:52:31 AM PDT by DDLL
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To: publius1

I watch CNBC and have been becoming increasingly frustrated. I really wish I could get Fox Business in my area. Time to make another request to my cable provider.


29 posted on 04/16/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT by koraz
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


30 posted on 04/16/2009 8:09:55 AM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~CNBC meeting to tone it down ... LOL .... PING!


31 posted on 04/16/2009 2:25:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: publius1
Well, they got Cramer to turn on the dime. From intelligent to Obama lackey in one episode!
32 posted on 04/16/2009 2:27:51 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Two bucks that Santelli’s contract won’t be renewed!

No way. There's a recession going on and I can't afford to lose the two bucks!!!

33 posted on 04/16/2009 2:29:03 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Two bucks that Santelli’s contract won’t be renewed!

No way. There's a recession going on and I can't afford to lose the two bucks!!!

34 posted on 04/16/2009 2:29:23 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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