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  • CNBC's Kernen Challenges Pa. Governor on Tea Party Attacks; Rips MSNBC's Ed Schultz (Video)

    09/29/2010 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    As we near the midterm elections, left-wingers will be reading from the same tired playbook – the attempted marginalization of the Tea Party movement, but just more of it. But more and more, they are discovering the tactics are tougher to defend, as their side has their own fringe, loose-cannon elements. On CNBC’s Sept. 29 “Squawk Box,” hosts Joe Kernen and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera went after Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell for what seems to be hypocrisy – a willingness to attack one side for extremism, while ignoring extreme elements on the left. Rendell was asked by Kernen to elaborate on remarks...
  • Krauthammer on A Therapy Session for Disillusioned Obama Supporters

    09/24/2010 7:39:45 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/24/10 | Alaphiah
    We’ve all heard about the CNBC Saturday September 18, 2010 Obama Town hall meeting that the Wall Street Journal called a therapy session for disillusioned Soetoro supporters. Charles Krauthammer in his own no nonsense indomitable way, pulls back the curtain on the man whose mother was born in Kansas. Well we’re a long ways from Kansas and Barry Hussein Soetoro’s town hall meeting entitled, “Investing in America” was but a partisan attempt to defend the failed economic policies of his administration. However just like his failed trillion-dollar stimulus and economic policies, this so-called town hall meeting was a miserable PR...
  • CNBC Stars Play Prominent Role in 20th Century Fox's 'Wall Street 2'

    09/22/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 22, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    While certain executives at News Corp. may not agree, it is obvious that at the moment, the top business news channel on Wall Street is CNBC. With that in mind director Oliver Stone prominently features the network's anchors prominently in the upcoming sequel to his 1987 film "Wall Street." This despite the fact that the film is produced by the 20th Century Fox film studio, a sister company to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Per MarketWatch.com's : And no actual journalists shine brighter in the new 20th Century Fox production than Maria Bartiromo and her CNBC posse. If...
  • CNBC Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

    09/20/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 293 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for," a woman told President Obama at a town hall.
  • Obama CNBC Town Hall Meeting on the Economy Today [LIVE THREAD]

    09/20/2010 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Gather ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | David Anderson
    President Obama will answer questions about the economy at a town hall meeting that is scheduled to air at 12:00 PM on CNBC today. Obama has been working overtime to defend his administration's record on the economy, firing back at Republicans who want to blame Democrats for the bad economy. The President has been on the offensive over the past few weeks, accusing GOP lawmakers of blocking key aid to small businesses and tax cuts for the middle class.
  • Kanjorski Finally Set for a Fall?

    09/19/2010 7:17:10 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/10 | Jeff Cox
    The third time may well be the proverbial charm for Lou Barletta and his quixotic bid to unseat veteran Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski. Kanjorski, the influential senior Financial Services Committee member and frequent “Squawk Box” guest on CNBC, is fighting nothing less than a legacy-challenging battle to keep his seat. Kanjorski was instrumental in putting together this year’s financial reform legislation, particularly the areas that addressed the too-big-to-fail institutions that triggered the credit crisis. So his seat is a biggie in terms of the Washington governmental structure. As a 13-term incumbent representing northeastern Pennsylvania, Kanjorski had been breezing through election...
  • RICK SANTELLI 'Best 5 minutes of my life' (The Original Chicago Tea Party)

    09/19/2010 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 69 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter apallasch@suntimes.com
    As a staunch capitalist and social liberal, Rick Santelli might not agree with everything being said at Tea Party rallies or this weekend's Right Nation convention in Hoffman Estates, but he's proud of what he wrought. "People ask me if I'm the father of the Tea Party movement," the CNBC commentator said outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "I was the spark ...that started it. If being the lightning rod that started the Tea Party is what's written on my tombstone, I'll be very happy." But after his five-minute "rant" on CNBC 1½ years ago suggesting a tea party in Lake...
  • Home Depot Founder – Obama Is a Out Of Touch Academic Who Demonizes Job Creators

    09/17/2010 6:16:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-17-10 | Curt
    Bernie Marcus, founder of Home Depot, laid into Obama and pals this morning on CNBC and it was a sight to behold. As Greg Hengler said: ...may have been the best defense of small business, and the most important attack on the Obama Adminsitration all year. Marcus knows a little something about small business, because his business - Home Depot - was once a small business before it became a very BIG business. Home Depot employs 320,000 people, so Mr. Marcus knows a few things about job creation. Dead on target: [VIDEO AT SITE] Marcus - Now you take some...
  • President Obama to Appear on CNBC Town Hall

    09/15/2010 12:10:00 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 67 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 15, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    TVNewser has learned President Obama will appear in a town hall meeting on the economy live on CNBC Monday. Update: The special will be called "Investing in America: A CNBC Town Hall Event with President Obama," and it will air Monday at noon ET. CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will moderate the event, which will feature a live audience. CNBC will re-air the program that evening at 8 PM. The press release is after the jump. CNBC TO AIR "INVESTING IN AMERICA: A CNBC TOWN HALL EVENT WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA" MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 12PM ET (Pre-empts "The Strategy...
  • Former CNBC Reporter: GE CEO Immelt Meddled in Network's Editorial Coverage

    09/14/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This could confirm what many suspected all along - the corporate heads at General Electric (NYSE:GE) would try to use their media holdings to portray President Barack Obama and his administration in a positive light in order to gain a corporate advantage. That's how former CNBC reporter and current Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino explains it in his forthcoming book, "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street." According to Gasparino, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had "helped his company feast off of the subsidies of Obamanomics," including the green energy initiatives and health...
  • CNBC's Kernen Declares Obama's Populist Tactics Proof He Advocates 'Redistribution of Wealth'

    09/08/2010 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    To many, it's hardly a revelation to most, but when someone keeps taking the same action over and over again, even to his detriment, it can reveal a lot about that individual's belief system. This was an observation CNBC "Squawk Box" host Joe Kernen made about the Obama administration's willingness to embrace a populist "soak the rich" tactic against the wealthy in the United States, even though it isn't winning him favor with the American people, according to opinion polling. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows more people now think President Barack Obama's policies have hurt the economy than...
  • Cramer: 'Mass Panic' in Markets Tomorrow After 'Shocker' GDP Released

    08/26/2010 2:14:39 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It is a curious phenomenon - the way the media have handled the economy since President Barack Obama has taken office. Generally the coverage has been on the optimistic side over the last 18 months. But could this blind optimism come back to haunt people that trade on economic metrics? According to CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, it will and in a big way on Aug. 27, when the new gross domestic product numbers are released. On CNBC's Aug. 26 broadcast of "Street Signs," Cramer predicted dismal numbers during his "Stop Trading" segment, which has been contrary to the...
  • My CNBC is not on this morning

    08/10/2010 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 33 replies
    Anyone else in Houston trying to watch cnbc and have an Indian speaker on instead of stocks?
  • CNBC Guest Says Absent Plunge Protection Team Stepping In, Market Would Fall; Wien, Kernan Disgusted

    07/08/2010 8:51:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/08/10 | Tyler Durden
    CNBC Guest Says Absent Plunge Protection Team Stepping In, Market Would Fall; Wien, Kernan Disgusted Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/08/2010 08:44 -0500 A highly amusing exchange occurred earlier on CNBC when guest Damon Vickers of Nine Points Capital had an unexpected moment of truthiness and turned some heads when he said that "unless the plunge protection team comes in over the next couple of days, the markets are looking very dicey here." When a disgusted Joe Kernan asks if Vickers was making a joke about the PPT, the response is "absolutely not - it's common knowledge that the government...
  • Cramer Rips Feds for Congressman’s 1K-2K Dow Drop Call: Washington Has Decided to Eviscerate Profits

    06/29/2010 2:45:20 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    On CNBC's June 29 broadcast "Power Lunch," Rep. Paul Kajorski, D-Pa. made a pretty prediction about the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) should Congress be unable to pass financial regulation legislation. [Video Available Here] "You know, I wish every one of them would ask the question and also the industry and media, what happens in this country if this bill fails?" Kanjorski said. "Do you think 236 points down on the Dow is surprising? Check 1,000 or 2,000 points if we fail to change the ways that caused this problem." That caught the attention of CNBC's Erin Burnett, who played...
  • “Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!”

    06/29/2010 2:27:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 2+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 29, 2010 | annem040359
    CNBC’s Rick Santelli, who first burst out onto the scene with his famous “class rant” which also called for the formation of the tea party movement, came out once again with another classic rant.
  • Santelli Simple Answer to Gvt Deficit: 'Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!' (YouTube)

    06/29/2010 10:05:34 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    CNBC via YouTube ^ | June 28, 2010 | CNBC
    NBC CME Group floor reporter (Santelli) argues with senior economics reporter Steve Liesman that the government can't tax the nation into prosperity.
  • MUST SEE: "Stop Spending!": CNBC's Santelli Warns Liesman "November 2nd Is The Day"

    06/28/2010 6:43:04 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    NOTE: THIS IS SANTELLI's TEA PARTY #2 RANT FROM THIS MORNING!!! *** "I want this government to stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! STOP SPENDING! That's what we want! Stop spending," Rick Santelli yelled from the floor of the Chicago Board of Traders. "Go back to Russia where you understand the state and the citizen," Santelli told CNBC analyst Steve Liesman after he argued against the benefits of tax cuts.
  • CNBC's Santelli Warns U.S. 'Could End Up Worse than Japan' Facing a Lost Decade

    06/24/2010 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 3+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Fresh off his Tea Party cover story in the June 24 Weekly Standard, CNBC's Rick Santelli foresees what could be classified as an economic black hole for the United States of America. On the network's June 24 broadcast of "Strategy Session," the CME Group reporter explained how the country could be headed down the same path and face the economic calamity the Japanese faced in what is known as the "lost decade." That period, from 1991-2000, was one which the Asian nation failed to grow economically despite countless efforts by the government to intervene. But as Santelli explained - the...
  • NLPC's Horowitz is Expert on American Greed's 'Mob Money'

    06/23/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 23, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Video trailers. Dr. Carl Horowitz, director of NLPC’s Organized Labor Accountability Project, is a featured expert on CNBC’s “Mob Money,” a special presentation of “American Greed,” narrated by Stacy Keach. The program premieres tonight at 9PM ET.I’ve previewed an advance copy of the program and it lives up to its billing. The show performs a real public service by highlighting the relationship between corrupt labor unions and organized crime. Carl provides commentary as the publisher of our newsletter Union Corruption Update, published on line and twice monthly in print. Carl even appears in the trailers for the program, which can...
  • Beck Contrasts the Two NBC Universal Products – CNBC and MSNBC on BP Oil Spill

    06/18/2010 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 6 replies · 905+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The media reaction to the Obama administration's handling of the BP Gulf oil spill crisis has been a mixed bag. But it hasn't been good. Some are arguing President Barack Obama has gone too far and overstepped his legal authority and some are arguing he hasn't gone far enough with the "boot on the throat" mentality. And on his June 17 Fox News Channel program, Glenn Beck played three separate examples of these differences you normally wouldn't associate with one another - CNBC's Matt Nesto, liberal flame-thrower and comedian Rosie O'Donnell and MSNBC's Ed Schultz. "Even the people at NBC...
  • CNBC Analyst Rips Ron Paul: He 'Doesn't Even Have a Basic Understanding of Fundamental Economics'

    06/14/2010 3:04:17 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 22 replies · 677+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 14, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This one was one that you just couldn't let go - that libertarian champion and former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, Texas, doesn't have a basic understanding of economics. That was the claim made by CNBC senior analyst and commentator Ron Insana on the June 14 broadcast of "Closing Bell." At issue was a June 14 Washington Post article by Robert O'Hara and Dan Keating that suggested there was a conflict of interest in Paul's investments and his policy stances, as in he is a proponent of the gold standard and other uses for the precious medal. "Rep. Ron...
  • Are Stocks Near Bear Market? Some Pros See Danger Signs

    06/08/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 20+ views
    cbnc via yaoo ^ | Tuesday June 8, 2010, 2:04 pm EDT
    Market dynamics suggest that the bear is close at hand. Aggressive late-day selling that has punctuated wild market swings since the April 23 highs is one of the hallmarks of a bear market. Market pros are noting the erratic behavior and bracing for more damage after the market's historic 81 percent rally from its March 2009 lows and its 13 percent retracement since then. The change is noteworthy, even if investors aren't nearly as panicked as they were before the S&P hit its intraday low of 666 on March 6, 2009. Other analysts believe that even if the market does...
  • CNBC Host Says Obama Sullied Office With 'Ass to Kick' Line

    06/08/2010 11:35:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies · 175+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | June 8, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    Not everybody was pleased with President Obama's uncharacteristic line on the Today Show, spoken in the pre-school hours Tuesday morning, that he wants some "ass to kick" in the Gulf oil crisis. Becky Quick, who co-hosts Squawk Box with lead anchor Joe Kernen and co-host Carl Quintanilla, slapped Obama for using unpresidential language in an interview he knew would be aired as children prepared for school. "If you're the president of the United States and you go on the Today Show which is a morning show, where you're going to have a lot of kids sitting around watching this, I...
  • CNBC Pre-Market Data. Dow Futures below 10000

    06/01/2010 2:38:19 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies · 1,779+ views
    CNBC ^ | 6/1/2010 | CNBC
    CNBC Pre-Market Data. Dow Futures below 9000
  • Santelli Blames Financial Regulation Vote for Dow Drop: 'What Are They Doing in Washington?'

    05/20/2010 9:29:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies · 920+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) take another tumble of 376 points on May 20, some investors are pointing to problems in Europe for the sell-off. However, there may be problems at home as well. CNBC's CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli explained on the May 20 broadcast of "Closing Bell" it had a lot to do with the Europe and the Euro, however it isn't all coming from abroad. "Well, a couple of things," Santelli said. Well, first of all, if you look at the high-grades, they widened out with the high-yields widened out more today at levels...
  • CNBC’s Rick Santelli Rips Key Democrat For Ignoring Fannie/Freddie Reform

    05/11/2010 3:34:42 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1,852+ views
    GOP Leader ^ | 5-11-10 | John Boehner
    Democrats still don’t get it, and they refuse to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government mortgage companies that sparked the meltdown by giving high-risk loans to people who couldn’t afford it. Standing up for American taxpayers, CNBC’s on-air editor, Rick Santelli teed off on Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s (D-PA) claim that Democrats’ couldn’t reform Fannie & Freddie in their financial regulation bill because it was “too complicated,” asking: “It’s too complicated? You think taxpayers that go to work to pay the money you are subsidizing, it will end up a half a trillion, do you think they think complicated...
  • Fannie and Freddie: Too Complicated To Address?

    05/11/2010 12:58:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 275+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 11, 2010 | annem040359
    Rick Santelli of CNBC “rips” into Rep. Paul Kanjorski,D/PA, on both Fannie and Freddie and the reform of both leaving taxpayers on the hook for the government mortgage giants. “The exchange couldn’t have come at a worse time for Rep. Kanjorski and Congressional Democrats, because Fannie and Freddie simply won’t go away.”
  • CNBC's Bartiromo: 'That is Ridiculous. This Really Sounds Like Market Manipulation to Me'

    05/06/2010 3:03:01 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 6, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    While everyone is scratching their heads and trying to figure out how the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost nearly 1,000 points before rallying back to lose only 347 points - it appears not to be limited to just one stock. On CNBC's May 6 "Closing Bell," correspondent Matt Nesto explained that investigators for both the stock exchanges and for Citigroup, the firm that some are pointing fingers at for a so-called trader error, have narrowed it down to a futures index called the E-mini S&P 500. "A person familiar with the Citi investigation said one focus of the trading...
  • CNBC: Feds begin criminal probe into Goldman Sachs (Breaking Live)

    04/30/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT · by farlander · 32 replies · 757+ views
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    It would appear that the administration is really after Goldman. As of yet very little proof of any actual wrongdoing has been shown.
  • CNBC Guest Tells Truth, Calls Cramer Shallow, Is Yanked Off Air

    04/16/2010 8:25:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1,498+ views
    zero hedge ^ | 04/16/2010 | Tyler Durden
    Any time Erin Burnett tells a guest "You will not be back, you have to be more polite than that" you know the "guest" is telling the truth, the one commodity rarely if ever discussed on General Electric's circus station. Enter (or rather, exit) R&R Consulting's Sylvain Raynes, a structured finance expert, who at 3:10 into the clip takes on what he calls the "public relations officers" for Goldman, and asks "is it all right if I am a little critical?" Apparently the answer is no. First, Sylvain completely destroys Cramer's false "breaking news" about Goldman being long Abacus... And...
  • CNBC's Quick Rips ObamaCare: 'At Some Point You Need to Take Responsibility for Yourself'

    04/12/2010 3:04:02 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is President Barack Obama really instituting "cradle-to-grave" social policies and transforming the United States into a nanny state? Well, it may not be "womb-to-tomb" yet, but he's certainly creating a welfare state for Americans beyond their mid-20s. On CNBC's April 12 "Squawk Box," the network's Washington correspondent John Harwood was outlining what he perceived to be the more positive aspects of ObamaCare, specifically extending how long a one can remain on their parents' insurance policy and whether or not someone can be disqualified for pre-existing conditions. "I think it's more likely to be stuck," Harwood said. "Now, ultimately, the hope...
  • South Park Rips on CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Facebook (Video)

    04/08/2010 8:22:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 15 replies · 826+ views
    This is kind of a funny look at how the number of Facebook friends has come to dominate a certain subset of culture. CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer – you either love him or you hate him, but he does make stock picking, even if his aren’t very good, entertaining at least. Here we have Eric Cartman, playing the role of Cramer. Can’t wait until Trey Parker and Matt Stone take on Twitter. ...more (w/video)...
  • 'Today' Sees 'Help' in White House Remedy for Foreclosures

    03/29/2010 1:18:50 PM PDT · by kangpin · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/29/10 | Anthony Kang
    The Obama administration is trying out a second big-government remedy for people facing foreclosure, but NBC's "Today" failed to mention criticism of the initial program or provide any free-market solutions. The White House has now tapped $14 billion in TARP funds to expand the administration's existing mortgage assistance program. Matt Lauer introduced the "Today" show March 29 discussion of the program saying: "New help for millions of homeowners who are facing foreclosure. The Obama administration is rolling out new incentives to the federal mortgage relief program - so what's different this time?" "If you're unemployed, this is going to give...
  • 'Mad Money' Cramer: Health Care Passage 'Will Topple the Stock Market'

    03/19/2010 5:34:49 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 38 replies · 2,482+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    While a vote on health care reform legislation appears to be imminent, should it pass it could have broader economic implications, even if the bill itself won't take effect for some time. As CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer predicted - if it passes, get ready to see a sell-off on Wall Street. Cramer appeared on CNBC's March 18 "The Kudlow Report," with his broadcast partner Larry Kudlow. Kudlow asked Cramer to elaborate on his theory ObamaCare could send the financial markets reeling or "topple the stock market," as Kudlow described it. "First, it is the single biggest impediment to...
  • David Goldman, AKA Spengler, on The Kudlow Report this evening (slated for 7:20), Discussing China

    03/15/2010 4:15:03 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Asia Times Blog ^ | 3/15/2010 | David Goldman
    I will be on The Kudlow Report this evening (slated for 7:20), Discussing China March 15th, 2010 By David Goldman I’m slated to join the discussion at 7:20 on CNBC’s The Kudlow report on whether the US should try to force China to revalue the yuan. As Reuven Brenner and I wrote in December in First Things, the issue is NOT a minor adjustment in the relative price of US vs. Chinese goods, but the fact that the Chinese save more than half of their income. They should save less and spend more and buy American goods. Currency instability promotes...
  • CNBC Video: The Santelli-Liesman Pay-Per-View Preview Redux

    03/15/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 607+ views
    ZeroHedge Blog (CNBC) ^ | March 15, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    Some have asked us what is the reason for the earlier poll asking who is more trustworthy: Liesman or Santelli. The following clip from earlier this morning should explain it. First Liesman points out "there is a point in time when ignorance goes from being amusing to being dangerous, and I think Rick's crossed that point long ago" Next, all hell break loose.Link to Video
  • Michael Moore: CNBC's Rick Santelli 'Classist, Bigotist'

    03/12/2010 10:07:23 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 774+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore and CNBC's Rick Santelli couldn't be more philosophically opposite. Style of argument differs too: Michael Moore assumes the worst in people that oppose his view. In a March 12 appearance on WNYC 93.9 FM/820 AM's "The Brian Lehrer Show," Moore was asked to react to Rick Santelli's February 2009 call for action against the Obama administration proposal to offer a housing relief through the taxpayer to those who got in over their heads on their mortgages. "Ah, the sound of angry white guys wafting its way through the airwaves," Moore said. "Obviously that was a pivotal...
  • DC journalist may have split from wife, dated Sen and cried to keep story out of paper

    03/06/2010 2:37:23 AM PST · by Liz · 58 replies · 2,084+ views
    NY POST ^ | 3/5/10 | PAGE SIX
    BUZZ---CNBC correspondent, and NYT political writer, John Harwood, split with spouse, dated Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash).....sources say Harwood sobbed to a reporter until he agreed to kill the story.
  • DC journalist may have split from wife, dated Sen. and cried to keep story out of paper

    03/05/2010 2:32:31 AM PST · by tlb · 27 replies · 2,398+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2010 | Page 6
    DC insiders are buzzing that John Harwood, a CNBC Washington correspondent and political writer for the New York Times, has split with his wife, Frankie Blackburn, and has dated Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) According to well-placed sources, Harwood has kept it out of one DC paper by sobbing to a reporter until he agreed to kill the story.
  • Facepalm: CNBC's Liesman Declares the Time is Right for Higher Taxes on Dividends, Corporations

    03/04/2010 12:49:06 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 437+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 4, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's been proven time and again in over two hundred years of recorded American history, but some people still don't get it - the government is not the most efficient spender of money. On CNBC's March 4 "Squawk Box," in the midst of reporting jobless claims and productivity data, the network's senior economics reporter Steve Liesman offered the suggestion that since some banks were increasing their stock dividend, more lending might be on the way. That could be a sign the economy is coming around, but "Squawk Box" co-host warned it could also mean banks want to pay out dividends...
  • Title: Rangel Giving Up the Gavel

    03/02/2010 4:49:36 PM PST · by CaptainK · 61 replies · 1,803+ views
    CNBC ^ | 3/2/2010 | Larry Kudlow
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  • Larry Summers: Blame Bad Weather for Unemployment Figures

    03/02/2010 3:19:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 16 replies · 441+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/2/10 | Anthony Kang
    President Obama continuously tries to portray himself as a friend to the little-man, middle class and small business. Hence his attacks on "fat cats" who "just don't get it," while labeling the extravagant bonuses as "obscene," and "the height of irresponsibility." Meanwhile, members of his administration, in defending a sweeping small-business aid program Obama announced in his State of the Union, give reason to wonder if they really understand how to help small business. Among the administration's proposals for small businesses are a $5,000 tax credit to hire new workers, elimination of capital gains taxes, and new incentives to invest...
  • Rock and reload for tea parties this weekend

    02/23/2010 7:10:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 1 replies · 297+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 23, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    One year ago this week, tens of thousands of patriots held "tea parties" in 40 cities in protest of government expansion, bailouts and the stimulus package, launching a nationwide movement – and now those citizens are regrouping and heading back to the streets to "recharge the movement" Saturday. Feb. 27 marks the one-year anniversary of the first round of protests following CNBC analyst Rick Santelli speech against President Obama's proposed bailout plan and other massive spending measures.
  • CNBC Slams Obama's 'Unholy Alliance'

    02/11/2010 9:59:30 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/11/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Well, CNBC's Media and Technology Editor, Dennis Kneale, is only the latest to jump my little "Unions are Antithetical to Good Government" bandwagon. Kneale slams Obama's "unholy alliance" with Big Labor and proclaims it a danger to the country. He couldn't be more right. Here is the article: "Obama's Unholy Union-With Unions" Here are a few choice quotes... Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
  • Who Started the Tea Party Movement?

    02/10/2010 8:22:09 PM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 32 replies · 2,223+ views
    American Preppers Network ^ | February 10, 2010 | Tom Martin
    So, you want to know who "really" started the Tea Party movement? Well, it wasn't Sarah Palin. It wasn't Ron Paul either. It certainly wasn't the Republicans (although the socialist Democrats would have you believe there's some sort of GOP conspiracy). It wasn't Fox News and it wasn't even Alex Jones. It seems these days there are a lot of people claiming to be the first to have started the Tea Party movement. I'll tell you right now that none of those people were. You see, I actually do my homework. If you want to get real specific, the Tea...
  • CNBC Anchors Freak Out After Marc Faber Says US Will Default

    02/10/2010 3:36:01 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-10-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    CNBC Anchors Freak Out After Marc Faber Says US Will Default Joe Weisenthal Feb. 10, 2010, 4:57 PM It's hard for Marc Faber to top himself, since he maintains such a cataclysmic outlook. Still, in today's discussion about Greece and general sovereign risks, we were very entertained by the reaction of the Power Lunch crew when Faber delivered the bad news that the US will one day, just like the others, default on its debt. Listen right at the 2:15 mark.[snip]
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Doc a Bust for CNBC

    02/10/2010 2:46:05 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies · 837+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night's CNBC original documentary "Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue" performed poorly in the ratings. The 9pmET premiere drew just 100K viewers in the A25-54 demo. The re-air at 10pmET drew 70K. "Disappointing," an insider tells us. In Total Viewers the show drew 310K at 9pm and 147K at 10pm. In contrast, CNBC's oft-aired "Marijuana Inc." doc scored nearly 7 times the younger viewers (696K) when it premiered last January. "Swimsuit" will air again Friday night at 9pmET and Midnight, as well as on Monday (President's Day) at 9amET and 8pmET.
  • Poll: Will Friday's Report Show Job Growth?

    02/03/2010 1:11:33 PM PST · by moose2004 · 11 replies · 687+ views
    cnbc.com ^ | 2/3/10 | cnbc.com
    The big buzz word in the market this week is jobs. Everyone wants to know if Friday's jobs report will show a novel trend: Job growth.
  • CNBC's Santelli Brandishes Hammer to Illustrate Overreaching Obamanomics

    02/03/2010 8:50:36 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 3, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    As the old cliché goes, you don't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but according to Rick Santelli, that's exactly what it appears the Obama administration is doing terms of financial regulation and fiscal discipline. On CNBC's Feb. 2 broadcast of "Fast Money," host Melissa Lee proposed that taxing the wealthy is not the path to "economic prosperity and fiscal stability." Santelli, the network's CME Group floor reporter, agreed. "Well, you're right," Santelli said. "But I also think you're going to see when the Bush tax cuts expire, a lot of middle class write-offs and exemptions and various tax...