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CNBC's Larry Kudlow "Grateful" human toll is worse than economic toll (Japan)
UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/11 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/14/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

A TV and radio host shocked viewers when he said the human toll caused by the widespread death and destruction of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami was worse than the toll on the economy 'and we can be grateful for that'.

In the wake of devastation which has seen thousands lose their lives following the 9.0 magnitude quake, CNBC's Larry Kudlow said: 'The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.'

The pundit had been discussing the U.S. markets when the rolling screen graphic signalled the death toll was likely to be more than 1,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnbc; earthquake; japan; tsunami
Unreal.
1 posted on 03/14/2011 2:20:01 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The financial destruction is just getting started.


2 posted on 03/14/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT by RC one (WHOOPS. lol)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I think he meant it the other way around.


3 posted on 03/14/2011 2:25:49 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What a ghoul.


4 posted on 03/14/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
He's already apologized for flubbing that line.
5 posted on 03/14/2011 2:27:31 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What a d!ck!


6 posted on 03/14/2011 2:27:38 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Larry is not that way! He is a recent convert to the Catholic faith and is not in any way, mean spirited. I think he meant it the other way around.

Here we go! The libtards are gonna have a field day!


7 posted on 03/14/2011 2:29:56 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Nobody could possibly be that big of a massengill product.


8 posted on 03/14/2011 2:30:24 PM PDT by Big Bronson
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Nothing
But
Crap
9 posted on 03/14/2011 2:30:51 PM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

He immediately apologized for the mistake.

Libs can misspeak a thousand times, no problem. But they’re not going to let Larry off for this one, despite his apology. The left is already saying it was a Freudian slip; i.e., no matter what Kudlow says to the contrary, deep down he really meant it.


10 posted on 03/14/2011 2:32:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

” the human toll caused by the widespread death and destruction of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami was worse than the toll on the economy “

Even for Kudlow, this is a remarkably stupid remark, on so many levels...

Not least of which, is the fact that the economic toll is, as yet, unknown and unknowable, and won’t be tallied, or even approxomated, until the ripple effects - ‘aftershocks’, if you will - play themselves out over time in the World Economy at large....


11 posted on 03/14/2011 2:32:47 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I watch Kudlow every night and I think he just misspoke. He is a solid Christian and I have never known him to send out sentiments like this. Beyond that, the economy of Japan is in shamble and has been for years. The Lost Decade never came to an end. If he did mean what he said, it wouldn’t make any sense.


12 posted on 03/14/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I like him but Lou Dobbs will cut into his tv show numbers since they are on the same time schedule.


13 posted on 03/14/2011 2:36:37 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I seriously doubt Mr. Kudlow meant anything of the sort implied by this sensationalizing article, even if he did happen to mangle his words.

I assume he meant that we can all be grateful that the human toll was not worse.


14 posted on 03/14/2011 2:36:48 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of ppl adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Vaquero

Why don’t you jump to conclusions and be vulgar about it, too?

Just sayin’.


15 posted on 03/14/2011 2:37:35 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of ppl adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: fightinJAG

You’re probably right.


16 posted on 03/14/2011 2:38:45 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: Uncle Ike

A pet peeve is everyone jumping on a statement when a person said nothing wrong. But they will include this in his obituary, I’m sure.

Whichever way he meant it is not offensive. If he acknowledged the human toll is WORSE but said at least we can be grateful the economic harm won’t be so bad, he did nothing to diminish the importance of the human toll.

If he meant we can be grateful the human toll is less than the economic toll, likewise.

Inartful but really meaningless, and he immediately said he made a mistake.


17 posted on 03/14/2011 2:40:10 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: fightinJAG

I mean’t R!chard.


18 posted on 03/14/2011 2:43:11 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Williams

” Inartful but really meaningless, and he immediately said he made a mistake. “

If you had bothered to read the rest of my post (it was only one sentence, after all) instead of leaping to a knee-jerk defense —

You would have seen that my criticism was centered around the fact that Mr. Kudlow drew conclusions from facts that could not possibly been in evidence....


19 posted on 03/14/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Anyone who has had even minimal exposure to Larry Kudlow's television or radio show knows that he clearly just misspoke here.

I don't always agree with the guy, but every indication I've seen is he's one of the most genuinely decent people you'll ever meet.

20 posted on 03/14/2011 2:47:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Kudlow had better start sending out his resume. Something tells me he will be looking for a new job.


21 posted on 03/14/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
That's cold-blooded!

“If only one man dies of hunger, that is a tragedy. If millions die, that's only statistics.”
~Stalin

22 posted on 03/14/2011 3:01:24 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Kudlow is nothing but a blowviating blowhard. Just watch his show once and you will agree. Anyone that takes investment advice from him is a fool. Former drug addict but he says he is clean now. Based on that comment, I wonder. Also, at one time he claimed to be a conservative but now he tows the NBC line. Without that job he has nothing.


23 posted on 03/14/2011 3:19:27 PM PDT by jubail
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
The libtards are gonna have a field day!

I'm willing to cut Larry some slack because anyone can have a slip of the tongue.

But this is really how libtards think. I've watched reporting on other monumental disasters and the libtards almost always welcome the reduction in human population, particularly when it is the elderly (fewer pension expenses) or very young (fewer nuturing or educational expenses), the two most vulnerable groups. They made an exception, of course, for Katrina because that was a golden opportunity to bash Bush.

Libtards see humans as liabilities for the planet, not as resources. They are fond of telling you that Americans consume 20% of the world's energy supply even though we are only about 4% of the world's population. What they won't tell you is that we produce 60% of the world's corn, 80% of the world's durham wheat (used in pasta), and even 30% or so of the world's rice.

They hate the Japanese only slightly less because they are a close friend of America.

24 posted on 03/14/2011 3:30:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Speaking of insensitive.

25 posted on 03/14/2011 4:07:40 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Uncle Ike

I was reacting to the general premise that he said something offensive, I did not mean to criticize your post.


26 posted on 03/14/2011 6:21:07 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow said: 'The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.'
Whoops.


27 posted on 03/14/2011 8:44:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

He’s never going to spin away from that clinker. It’s going to be on his tombstone.


28 posted on 03/15/2011 5:00:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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