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The Real Reason for CNBC Ratings Decline: 'Experts' Ignore Left-Ward Tilt
NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/05/2009 4:15:34 PM PDT by Rufus2007

When in doubt blame conservatism, even when it comes to the struggles of a media outlet - and ignore the possibility that liberalism might be to blame.

Ever since Nielsen came out with the July numbers for CNBC that showed the network had suffered a 28 percent ratings decline over a year ago, some of the financial media intelligentsia have been eager to point to what they perceive are the right-leaning political shortcomings of the network as a possible reason.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; mediabias; moneylist; ricksantelli
They want to blame the right for CNBC sucking wind. Brilliant.
1 posted on 08/05/2009 4:15:35 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

So how do they explain the ever-increasing market share of FoxNews whom they are always screaming are extremely right-wing?


2 posted on 08/05/2009 4:20:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

They tie it to the idea that conservatives want the Obama economy to fail, and it isn’t failing - at least as far as Wall Street goes...


3 posted on 08/05/2009 4:24:31 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
Nobody watches the CNBC financial shows because it's a waste of time. No one has any money left and doesn't need any more cocky investment advice.
4 posted on 08/05/2009 4:25:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Rufus2007
They want to blame the right for CNBC sucking wind. Brilliant.

Yes we did, and we are going to dismantle all your networks. Oh it's just beginning, even your own clowns are turning against you, see John Stewart and Henry Waxman. "Um Mr. Congressman, isn't organizing and protesting ..kinda like DEMOCRACY!" That pig face did'nt get it but he will. He'll be back to sitting on the far right in the committee meetings, complaining to his staffer that he wanted the brown mustard not the yellow and leaving lawmaking up to the sane.

5 posted on 08/05/2009 4:26:59 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve been waiting for this. How can you give any credibility to a financial network that has Howard Dean and Huffington as guest analysts? Anyone with any financial accumen would question spending time getting opinions from socialists. I say turn the thing over to Michelle Caruso Cabrerra, and run off Carl Q. Keep Becky though. And Joe.

One analyst refers to CNBC as “bubblevision”. Well earned.


6 posted on 08/05/2009 4:30:26 PM PDT by Phillipian
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To: Rufus2007

If you follow the logic, assuming there is some logic to his argument, it is an admission that the viewers of CNBC were liberals/statists. Criticism of Chairman BO, blessings be upon his name, resulted in the loss of viewers. In other words, CNBC must become even more of a propagandist for Obama, blessings be upon his name, than it was before. I hope that CNBC follows his advice, for that will only result in worse ratings, if that is possible, than they are now.


7 posted on 08/05/2009 4:41:30 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Phillipian
I’ve been waiting for this. How can you give any credibility to a financial network that has Howard Dean and Huffington as guest analysts? Anyone with any financial accumen would question spending time getting opinions from socialists. I say turn the thing over to Michelle Caruso Cabrerra, and run off Carl Q. Keep Becky though. And Joe. One analyst refers to CNBC as “bubblevision”. Well earned.

Bingo. Well stated. CNBC started running the lefties in sometime before the election, and it didn't let up after the election. I now switch back and forth between Fox Biz and Bloomberg, and as soon as some lefty d!@klicker comes on, I switch to the other channel. If they both gag me at the same time, I turn off the TV for the morning.

8 posted on 08/05/2009 4:44:31 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: hinckley buzzard

You have no idea what you are talking about. That’s very obvious. CNBC is on TV screens in almost all securities market companies and banks. Anyone engaged in the market has to keep an eye on CNBC if they want to monitor the pulse of the market. The viewership numbers are low compared to other stations, but their viewers are narrowly tartgeted and very high value.

The competing Fox Business Channel is a joke and probably will not last more than a year or two. It’s for dumb housewives. Bloomberg is good in its own right, but doesn’t have the resources and content of CNBC.

CNBC still the most fair and balanced station out there and the only one that has people whose opinion I respect.


9 posted on 08/05/2009 4:45:22 PM PDT by balls ("Our government isn't ours any more" - stockpirate)
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To: Rufus2007

Has it occurred to the MSM that while they’re praising and lying prostrate before the Living God Obama, maybe the rest of the country has better things to do and real news they’d rather hear about? Not everyone is obsessed with Michelle’s arms or Obama’s bare chest. Don’t they understand that?


10 posted on 08/05/2009 4:56:04 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Rufus2007
I used to watch CNBC a lot, but gave them up last summer during the election cycle. The do have a few right leaning people as hosts, but a lot of lefties. And the run a lot of political marxists through their interviews. Then there are the constant shouting matches - you know, 3 fascists against one conservative. Not informative, not interesting, and not on my TV.

If they actually stuck to ***business and markets*** then I would be very interested. But what does one expect from Government Electric.

11 posted on 08/05/2009 5:01:06 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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La de freakin da...

Other than the money honey and Kudlow it is the kiss GE's @$$ channel. Not to mention the king of Financial Porn, Kramer.

Conservatives have better things to do, than listen to this blather....

12 posted on 08/05/2009 5:02:56 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012>)
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To: balls
It’s for dumb housewives.

You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

13 posted on 08/05/2009 5:08:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Phillipian

“I’ve been waiting for this. How can you give any credibility to a financial network that has Howard Dean and Huffington as guest analysts? Anyone with any financial accumen would question spending time getting opinions from socialists. I say turn the thing over to Michelle Caruso Cabrerra, and run off Carl Q. Keep Becky though. And Joe.

One analyst refers to CNBC as “bubblevision”. Well earned.”

Two points I would raise here:

1. The majority of Wall Streeters are Libs. They don’t care about CNBC and Steve “the Red” Liesman pimping the facist interventions and takeovers of industry until its at their front door, or if they can’t figure out any way to make money at it.

2. Jeff Immelt has sold his soul and the soul of GE. He is full court press, all in pushing the Obama agenda, in return for his seat at the table of power in the “energy pollution credits trading” market. In many of the stories, I detect skepticism when the hosts are reading the copy plugged into the prompter. Carl Q and Kramer are left leaners, but I don’t detect that from any of the other hosts. MCC, Burnett, Bartiromo, Griffith, Herrera, Regan, Santelli, Lee, and Mark Haynes all play it straight to right leaning.


14 posted on 08/05/2009 5:10:09 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Rufus2007

Too much socialism, not enough Santelli.


15 posted on 08/05/2009 5:20:42 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1938 all over again - the democrats are the new NAZIs and conservatives are the new Jews.)
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To: kcvl

PC uh?


16 posted on 08/05/2009 5:24:56 PM PDT by balls
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To: johncocktoasten

You missed my to favorite Conservatives: Melissa Francis and Charlie Gasparino.


17 posted on 08/05/2009 5:28:03 PM PDT by balls
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To: Rufus2007

“Left-Ward”?


18 posted on 08/05/2009 5:28:37 PM PDT by TChad
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To: johncocktoasten

and don’t forget Larry Kudlow.


19 posted on 08/05/2009 5:29:37 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls

Then you don’t know what you’re talking about, if you value the “bull-tards” at CNBC.

I kind of stopped watching CNBC after they pimped “green shoots” for the 100th consecutive day or so. Also, they have a lot of lib-tards on there providing commentary. I think the bare minimum for a financial network is that the talent have an affinity for, you know, private-sector profit. That would exclude Arianna Huffington, for sure.

Dennis Neale is a douche.


20 posted on 08/05/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT by Rugged Individual (Who is the world's smallest minority? I am. I am an individual.)
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To: Rufus2007

I would love to see them interview some Austrian economists like Walter Block, Joeseph Salerno, Ralph Raico or Peter Klein.


21 posted on 08/05/2009 5:32:39 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: balls

Apologies, a double dose of cold medicine has the brain operating in slo mo. Melissa and Charlie are great. Charlie needs to be taking these State Run AP Obama shysters off to the side and showing them what real journalism is.


22 posted on 08/05/2009 5:36:32 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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Sorry. I stopped watching CNBC when I realized their just shills for corporate interests such as JP Morgan. That goes double for Cramer.


23 posted on 08/05/2009 5:39:02 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: theBuckwheat

Peter Klein has been on with Bartoromo.


24 posted on 08/05/2009 5:52:29 PM PDT by balls
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To: Rufus2007

All CNBC does is run all kinds of talking head segments, with “experts” going off in every direction. Then, after one of them is eventually proved correct, they trot him out and say, “see, you heard it first on CNBC.” You’re much better served just surfing the web for opinion; it’s faster and you get the people your search leads to, not whoever Immelt’s boys want on. The data is all available free anyway. If it were a science, nobody would lose money. But that ain’t how markets work. It’s part art, part luck, and part graft.


25 posted on 08/05/2009 5:56:50 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: johncocktoasten
and don't forget my girl Michelle Caruso-Cabrera......

On March 26, 2009, Ms. Caruso-Cabrera can be heard saying "bullshit" on air during the broadcast of President Obama's Virtual Townhall

26 posted on 08/05/2009 5:58:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

By Michelle’s own admission, she’s to the right of Atilla the Hun.


27 posted on 08/05/2009 6:00:51 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls

28 posted on 08/05/2009 6:07:33 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: taildragger

Bloomberg TV is much better if you can get it.

NBC has become a bunch of talking heads. Dennis Kneale gives me a headache and Cramer pumps the stocks that he owns. Kudlow acts more and more liberal every day, or at least more Keynesian as Bush was. Joe Kernan and Rck Santelli are worth listening to and the $ honeys are worth watching. Sad that Ratigan went to MSNBC and went downhill. Without him Fast Money isn’t as good.


29 posted on 08/05/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by ActrFshr
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To: johncocktoasten

When you go through the list of CNBC daytime hosts and sidekicks, conservatives are in the vast majority. I saw Huffington on CNBC one time, Squawk Box I think, and she was kept in check by the hosts. I haven’t heard anything from Howard Dean - he won’t last anyway.

I’m quite happy with the current line up of conservatives and token libs, for balance. Too bad they often have to interview top Wall Street brass who are, as you say, big libs. For example, that fairy PIMCO chairman is probably one of the biggest I-got-mine libs and competes with Immelt to suck on 0’s teat. Below the senior executive climber levels, I think Wall Street is mostly conservative.


30 posted on 08/05/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by balls
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To: nascarnation

Sometimes there’s too much of a good thing!


31 posted on 08/05/2009 6:25:48 PM PDT by balls
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To: balls
Ha. All real bankers are watching Bloomberg, CNBC is for day trading wannabes.
32 posted on 08/05/2009 6:44:56 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: SoConPubbie

And Fox is trying to “attract” more viewers by becoming more leftist. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!


33 posted on 08/05/2009 7:07:04 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: johncocktoasten

You are right on these people (though Maria is a little evaisive).

There is a lot of left wing drones on wall street, but they can’t survive on those viewers.

Thanks for adding color.


34 posted on 08/06/2009 4:39:15 AM PDT by Phillipian
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To: surely_you_jest

I’ve taken to muting the TV and listening to Mark Levin on the internet. That gets me the information I want, both visually and in audio.


35 posted on 08/06/2009 4:41:26 AM PDT by Phillipian
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To: nascarnation

Nice to se the mountains are blue.


36 posted on 08/06/2009 4:43:59 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: balls

CNBC is the most biased factless stock station because its all there is besides bloomberg....

Go over to the Market Ticker Forum and listen to the Pros complain about what they call “CNBS”


37 posted on 08/06/2009 4:48:35 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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