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Santelli Rips CNBC Colleagues Over Ethics Question
Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/05/2009

Posted on 05/05/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT by politicalhub

A CNBC panel including the channel's all-stars discussed if it is "ethical" to lie if it can "stabilize" the financial system. Commentator Steve Leisman was entertaining this type of thinking but wouldn't admit that he supported it. Chicago's Rick Santelli shot back and told him he sounds like Richard Nixon and asked who did he vote for. Leisman told Santelli he was just "posing" a question about stabilizing the system and not actually endorsing it. Santelli reacted and told him "don't open your mouth and say dumb things." Reaction from traders on the Chicago floor could be heard in the background.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnbc; ricksantelli; santelli

1 posted on 05/05/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT by politicalhub
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To: politicalhub

LOL that is solid gold...about 1:10 is the stuff


2 posted on 05/05/2009 10:59:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: politicalhub

Go, Santelli!


3 posted on 05/05/2009 11:00:47 AM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: politicalhub

Santelli takes down Leisman on a daily basis. Leisman makes it easy, but it’s still entertaining to watch.


4 posted on 05/05/2009 11:01:29 AM PDT by hugorand
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To: politicalhub

Steve Leisman sounds like a jerk and got called on it. Even suggesting such a thing makes a person a liar.


5 posted on 05/05/2009 11:02:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: politicalhub

CNBC should fire their entire morning line up (especially howard dean) and give Santelli his own show with full editorial control. (and a full four year no cancellation clause no off the air buy off clause)


6 posted on 05/05/2009 11:02:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: politicalhub
A CNBC panel including the channel's all-stars discussed if it is "ethical" to lie

"Whatever it takes" is Liberal ethics.

They did it all last year, why would they be squeamish now?

7 posted on 05/05/2009 11:03:49 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: politicalhub

Santelli’s remarks were on the money.


8 posted on 05/05/2009 11:03:56 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: politicalhub

I don’t think Santelli will be with CNBC much longer.


9 posted on 05/05/2009 11:04:56 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: politicalhub

Dear Fox, Please make Santelli and offer......


10 posted on 05/05/2009 11:05:11 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: albie

I fear this scenario is being repeated daily. Truth is too hard for the children of the “Nanny State” to bear.


11 posted on 05/05/2009 11:05:43 AM PDT by Murp
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To: Dan(9698)

“...A CNBC panel including the channel’s all-stars discussed if it is “ethical” to lie ...”

Honest Liars....makes sense to me! No wonder their ratings ain’t worth CRAP!


12 posted on 05/05/2009 11:06:17 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I don’t think Santelli will be with CNBC much longer.

Yeah, once he's on one of the Fox channels, I'll be willing to watch him too.

13 posted on 05/05/2009 11:07:13 AM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: taildragger

Great Guy! Love that Santelli!


14 posted on 05/05/2009 11:07:30 AM PDT by classified
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To: politicalhub

Thnx for posting this! Hahaha


15 posted on 05/05/2009 11:07:31 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: jiggyboy

SANTELLI FOR CONGRESS. That way, Illinois would have at least ONE honest representative.

Memo to Rick: Pack heat and watch your “6.”


16 posted on 05/05/2009 11:07:34 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: politicalhub
"if it is "ethical" to lie if it can "stabilize" the financial system"

Seems that is the reason the economy is in this mess in the first place. People lying and saying there wasn't a housing bubble, that the GSC's were stable, that everything was just peachy.

17 posted on 05/05/2009 11:12:29 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: politicalhub

I really this this Santelli guy...


18 posted on 05/05/2009 11:12:46 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: albie

“Steve Leisman sounds like a jerk”

Let me confirm that. A grade A putz


19 posted on 05/05/2009 11:15:36 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: politicalhub

My verdict is still out on Santelli. I have a real negative attitude about anyone invoking Nixon’s name in a fashion similar to McCarthy. I find that flippant use of either name in a deragatory manor tells me oodles about their ignorance.


20 posted on 05/05/2009 11:15:46 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Dick Bachert

If I remember right from the first of Santelli’s rants that one thing he said was that he didn’t want a job in Washington, something about corruption, a cesspool and needing to take a shower thinking about it! LOL

I’d love someone with a little backbone in Congress now though. I’m tired of only having a handful of folks there raise their voices on ANYTHING unless they’re getting some deal out of it.


21 posted on 05/05/2009 11:15:55 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: politicalhub
E.C. vs. P.C. (ethically correct / politically correct)
KO in the first round!!!

Way to go Rick!!1

22 posted on 05/05/2009 11:15:56 AM PDT by whodathunkit (Shrugging as I leave for the Gulch)
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To: politicalhub

This is really frightening. Santelli is right on but the rest of the panel seems to have no moral anchor. Santelli gets it: an open market system requires transpanrency. When the government gets into the business of hiding information “for the good of the country,” that will be the end of the open market system, the end of prosperity, the end of freedom, because it is a short jump from “the good of the country” to “the good of the government” and from there it is a short jump to “to keep us in power.” And I am afraid that we are exactly at that point with this government.


23 posted on 05/05/2009 11:17:03 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: politicalhub

I just wish FNC would hire Santelli for their Business Cable.


24 posted on 05/05/2009 11:22:48 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: politicalhub

Santelli’s had it up to here with P.C.!.......


25 posted on 05/05/2009 11:33:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
It appears the rest of CNBC has gotten the memo.
You hear that idiot at the end? “I haven't forgotten how frightening it was...”

My God.

26 posted on 05/05/2009 11:37:01 AM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: politicalhub

Funny how only BoA shareholders needed to have the truth hidden from them in order to keep the economy from collapsing.

Funnier still how Paulson didn’t need to hide the truth from Goldman Sachs “for the good of the country”.

If it looks, walks and talks like a financial oligarchy, it likely is one.


27 posted on 05/05/2009 11:40:42 AM PDT by Swing_Thought (The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cyman

good grief


28 posted on 05/05/2009 11:41:53 AM PDT by PjhCPA (I'm oogedy boogedey)
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To: politicalhub

I think Santelli needs to get off that network. Between Cramer and all the other ethically-challenged boobs, that place is a shipwreck.


29 posted on 05/05/2009 11:50:42 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: politicalhub

It’s not only OK to lie at NBC, it’s mandatory, and the best liars are rewarded.


30 posted on 05/05/2009 11:51:11 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mikelets456
Honest Liars....makes sense to me! No wonder their ratings ain’t worth CRAP!

Who could forget Dan Rather's immortal quote in defense of Bill Clinton? "I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things." Or even the eye-popping notion of "fake but accurate"?

31 posted on 05/05/2009 11:54:17 AM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: politicalhub

Bump for later.


32 posted on 05/05/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: Juan Medén

Great comments Juan...right on the money.


33 posted on 05/05/2009 12:37:50 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: LibertyRocks
I really this this Santelli guy...

Yeah...too too.

FMCDH(BITs)

34 posted on 05/05/2009 1:03:51 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Rappini

unfortunatly fox business channel is still the bastard step child of business reporting. The heavy hitters are not on there.


35 posted on 05/05/2009 2:29:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: nothingnew

I’m really liking this Santelli guy!

There, fixed it! Thank you! :)


36 posted on 05/05/2009 4:28:06 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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