Skip to comments.CNBC Asks Santelli to React to Tea Parties: 'I'm Pretty Proud of This'
Posted on 04/16/2009 7:17:09 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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 CNBCs 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, youre like a cultural phenomenon at this point.
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he did not start this. but he sure helped get it to a rousing national movement
With all these tea parties, I felt a tingle crawling up my leg.
Does anyone have an e-mail for Santelli?
I anticipate adventure in his future.
I believe Santelli’s contract with CNBC will expire shortly. He may soon be making more news.
I just called CNBC’s viewer services number and was told email@example.com with Attn: Rick Santelli in the headline.
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I think he did start this. I remember the day of his rant. I remember the coverage of it. The buzz it created. If he didn’t trigger this, who did?
there were already talk of tea parties and i think there were small ones here and there too. I think I remember FR having something about it in red before the Santelli thing
Thanks. Just wrote.
It was him. Fox is just riding the horse. There was no mention of a “Tea Party” before his rant on CNBC. I saw him when he said it on the floor of the exchange and he was supported 100% by the traders. It was a magic moment in TV. The other talking heads were very nervous and it was obvious. It seems the exchange knew how many zero’s in a trillion and they were angry, and frankly frightened by what they were seeing their government did.
Santelli’s rant lit the fuse.
Yeah, I remember that morning. I remember the cheers on the floor.