Skip to comments.Santelli Rips CNBC Colleagues Over Ethics Question
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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LOL that is solid gold...about 1:10 is the stuff
Santelli takes down Leisman on a daily basis. Leisman makes it easy, but it’s still entertaining to watch.
Steve Leisman sounds like a jerk and got called on it. Even suggesting such a thing makes a person a liar.
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)
"Whatever it takes" is Liberal ethics.
They did it all last year, why would they be squeamish now?
Santelli’s remarks were on the money.
I don’t think Santelli will be with CNBC much longer.
Dear Fox, Please make Santelli and offer......
I fear this scenario is being repeated daily. Truth is too hard for the children of the “Nanny State” to bear.
“...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!
Yeah, once he's on one of the Fox channels, I'll be willing to watch him too.
Great Guy! Love that Santelli!
Thnx for posting this! Hahaha
SANTELLI FOR CONGRESS. That way, Illinois would have at least ONE honest representative.
Memo to Rick: Pack heat and watch your “6.”
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.
I really this this Santelli guy...
“Steve Leisman sounds like a jerk”
Let me confirm that. A grade A putz
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.
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.
Way to go Rick!!1
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.
I just wish FNC would hire Santelli for their Business Cable.
Santelli’s had it up to here with P.C.!.......
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.
I think Santelli needs to get off that network. Between Cramer and all the other ethically-challenged boobs, that place is a shipwreck.
It’s not only OK to lie at NBC, it’s mandatory, and the best liars are rewarded.
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"?
Bump for later.
Great comments Juan...right on the money.
unfortunatly fox business channel is still the bastard step child of business reporting. The heavy hitters are not on there.
I’m really liking this Santelli guy!
There, fixed it! Thank you! :)