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CNBC’s Kernen: ‘The Country Is Not Going to Elect a Socialist!’

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May 18th, 2016 11:15 AM
CNBC anchor Joe Kernen tore into the prospect of a socialist president, and knocked young people who he said had a warped view of Bernie Sanders. Kernen’s comments came in response to a report by political correspondent John Harwood on the democratic presidential race. In his report, Harwood featured a poll that had Sanders losing to Clinton by 14 percentage points.
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Squawk Box Anchors Ridicule Socialism as Causing ‘Equal Suffering'

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May 13th, 2016 9:50 AM
CNBC anchors Joe Kernen and Michelle Caruso Cabrera poked fun at socialism, saying it equalized results, but made everything worse. Cabrera said on Squawk Box May 12, that socialism brought about “equal suffering,” while Kernen similarly remarked that it represented “equally-shared misery.”
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Kernen Hits Colleague Harwood for Anti-Trump Bias

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March 22nd, 2016 2:38 PM
Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen took issue with a colleague’s coverage of protests at a recent Donald Trump rally in Tucson, Arizona. CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood reported on March 21, that at that rally a Trump supporter attacked a protester who was wearing a KKK outfit, and Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed a protester by his shirt collar.
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CNBC’s Kernen Presses Harwood: Will You Ask Hillary Tough Questions?

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March 7th, 2016 5:12 PM
A tense exchange on CNBC suggested Joe Kernen might not trust his colleague John Harwood to ask tough questions when interviewing liberals. Squawk Box co-host Kernen pressed Harwood, CNBC’s chief Washington correspondent, on whether or not he would ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tough questions during an interview.
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CNBC’s Kernen Skeptical that Democrats Support Rule of Law

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March 2nd, 2016 12:40 PM
Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen sparred with a Democratic strategist over whether or not Democrats believe in the rule of law. Kernen rebuffed strategist Steve McMahon’s claim that democrats believed in the rule of law saying, “Yes, the laws that they uh, that they kind of consider important.”

CNBC's Kernen: ‘Out of Touch’ NY Daily News Is a ‘Rag,’ Not Worth $1

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February 19th, 2016 2:32 PM
The Daily News’s provocative covers aren’t impressing everyone. Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen slammed the newspaper on Feb. 19, 2016, calling it a “rag” and a “joke” whose papers weren’t even worth a dollar.
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CNBC’s Sorkin: Middle Class Is a ‘Historical Aberration’

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December 23rd, 2015 6:16 PM
Politicians often complain about America’s struggling middle class, but according to Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin, they should quit crying over spilt milk. Sorkin argued on Dec. 23 that the mid-20th century idea of middle class was a historical anomaly. “This middle class that we keep talking about, this Leave it to Beaver middle class that was this panacea that people talk…
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CNBC Anchor and SodaStream Executive Illustrate Absurdity of EPA

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October 14th, 2015 2:55 PM
Recent rulemaking by the EPA, if found to be constitutional, will regulate levels of carbon dioxide produced by power plants in each state. However, CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen reminded viewers of carbon dioxide’s popularity in an Oct. 9, discussion with the CEO of SodaStream.
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Joe Kernen on HuffPo: ‘They Have No Idea’

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October 6th, 2015 4:28 PM
Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen lit into writers at The Huffington Post Tuesday morning for their poor understanding of basic economics.. While The Huffington Post celebrated a record low in global poverty, it also decried the Trans-Pacific Partnership, proving to CNBC’s Kernen that the site’s staff have no idea what they write about.
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Liberal Media Differ from CNBC on Diagnosis of Pharma ‘Price Gouger’

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September 23rd, 2015 2:25 PM
The left is up in arms over the pharmaceutical CEO who raised prices for a drug mostly used by AIDS patients by more than 5,000 percent, but experts CNBC interviewed said regulatory barriers helped make it possible. Founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical, Martin Shkreli bought the generic drug Daraprim, which is used for parasitic infections in pregnant women and immunocompromised…
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Former CEO Shocker: No ‘Connection’ Between President and CEOs

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September 10th, 2015 12:28 PM
You know there’s a problem when a former CEO of a major American company says American CEOs are probably closer to the Chinese premier than they are to President Obama. This morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the hosts and guest were discussing the upcoming visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to meet with President Obama and a number of American CEOs. They were explaining how there may be…
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CNBC Host: Starbucks CEO 'Preachy,' 'Sanctimonious,' 'Self-Righteous'

July 7th, 2015 12:02 PM
Coffee prices are falling, but liberal Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has decided to raise its prices anyway. CNBC’s Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen called Schultz out on July 7, saying Schultz was trying “to pad his profits.” Kernen argued it was unfair to criticize airlines for failing to pass savings along to consumers when oil prices fell, but not criticize Starbucks for…

CNBC Baffled by Communist Logic in Greece

June 30th, 2015 2:05 PM
Yes, there are still communists in Greece, and many support the possible Greek exit (or “Grexit”) from the eurozone. CNBC’s chief international correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera said on June 30 she “found it hard to believe” there were still communists in Greece, then played an interview with one of “many” communist protesters at an anti-euro rally.…
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Harwood Hits Rubio for Looking ‘Like a Schoolboy’ Compared to Hillary

May 29th, 2015 4:42 PM
CNBC Washington correspondent Richard Harwood and the co-hosts of CNBC’s Squawk Box briefly discussed during Friday’s show the age difference between Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio that included Harwood knocking Rubio for “look[ing] like a schoolboy” compared to Clinton.