CNBC: Don't Worry, '$4 Gas Isn't That Big of a Deal

April 5th, 2012 4:39 PM
In an opinion piece for CNBC.com on Wednesday, Street Signs anchor Brian Sullivan argued: "...for the majority of the country, $4 gas isn't going to doom us or our economy....right now it just doesn't add up. After all, it looks like $5 is the new $4 when it comes to gas prices and the economy." Sullivan cited new car sales being on the rise, with those vehicles having…

CNBC's Burnett: Catholic Church Going Back to 'Condolences' Hated By L

February 8th, 2011 4:03 PM
CNBC's Erin Burnett made a gaffe on Tuesday's Street Signs as she covered a new app for Apple devices which is aimed to assist Catholics to go to confession. Burnett wondered if the app, which costs $1.99 would bring the Church "back to the age of 'condolences' (sic), those things that Martin Luther so abhorred" [audio available here]. The anchor reported on the app…

From Soda Taxes to Happy Meal Toy Bans, Media Feed Viewers Food Police

November 11th, 2010 11:07 AM
Food-filled winter holidays will soon arrive. But the liberal news media have already spent recent days comparing soda to an illegal drug, promoting a toy ban in kid’s Happy Meals, and generally bashing fast food companies for giving customers exactly what they want. CNBC’s Erin Burnett outdid food police groups on Nov. 8, when she compared soda to cocaine in a segment discussing…

Cramer: 'Mass Panic' in Markets Tomorrow After 'Shocker' GDP Released

August 26th, 2010 5:00 PM
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…

WaPo's Frank Ahrens Suggests Krugman, Kudlow as Potential Romer Replac

August 16th, 2010 4:01 PM
Paul Krugman and Larry Kudlow - not exactly two guys you would associate with one another. However, they are two media figures Washington Post columnist Frank Ahrens thinks should be candidates for the same job. In his Aug. 15 column, Ahrens wrote about some of the people that should replace outgoing chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer. He named several…

Cramer Rips Federal Gov't for Congressman’s 1,000-2,000 Dow Drop Pre

June 29th, 2010 4:35 PM
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?"…

CNBC's Cramer and Burnett: Could BP and Obama Have Handled Spill Bette

June 11th, 2010 5:46 PM
Reports are surfacing that BP is finally considering a suspension of its shareholder's dividend, but what could have been done differently to avert the public relations nightmare BP is facing? Two CNBC hosts had some ideas about that, and about what could have happened if BP chose not to play ball. Jim Cramer and Erin Burnett shared their thoughts on the "Stop Trading" segment of…

Biden Debunked: Cramer Declares Avoiding Taxes a 'Patriotic Duty

March 12th, 2010 4:55 PM
Back during the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for vice president said it was "patriotic" for people to pay more taxes, in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." But what if you don't have to pay more taxes legally? Biden's reasoning was simplistic - that we all need to "jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help…

Cramer React to SOTU: Notes Nat Gas Ignored by Obama; Defends Geithner

January 28th, 2010 6:09 PM
President Barack Obama encouraged some business interests by mentioning nuclear energy and offshore drilling during his Jan. 27 State of the Union speech. Those less popular energy solutions joined the usual alternative rhetoric of wind, solar and bio-fuels. But on CNBC's Jan. 28 "Street Signs," Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money" noted something was missing - an…

Cramer to Wall Street Execs to Be Hit by Obama’s Draconian Pay Restr

October 21st, 2009 7:14 PM
Worried about a potential slippery slope with the Obama administration dictating what people are paid in the private sector - TARP bailout or no TARP bailout? Message from CNBC's Jim Cramer: Get over it. On CNBC's Oct. 21 "Street Signs," the "Mad Money" host ripped into Wall Street executives that objected to the government dictating the rules of compensation. Opponents argue…

Cramer Likens Bonus Outrage to Lenin in 1917: 'It's Really about Strin

October 15th, 2009 7:51 PM
Lately there's has been an anti-Wall Street sentiment, propagated by the media that has become exacerbated as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hit 10,000 Oct. 14. On CNBC's Oct. 15 "Street Signs," Jim Cramer, host of "Mad Money," was asked by fill-in host Melissa Francis what he thought about the outrage over Wall Street hitting its stride, while unemployment continues…

Left, Media Gearing Up to Thwart Limbaugh's NFL Bid

October 7th, 2009 9:20 AM
We've already seen CNN's Paul Begala, affectionately referred to as "The Forehead" by Rush Limbaugh, and one ESPN personality, Fred Roggin, taking shots at Limbaugh on the heels of news of his interest in the National Football League's St. Louis Rams. But it was just a matter of time before the usual culprits on the left would attempt to make an issue of it, in what seems to be an…

CNBC's Cramer: Blame Congress for Obama's Diminishing Popularity

September 30th, 2009 7:47 PM
Karl Rove, David Axelrod - look out. CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer has the political climate figured out. Since inauguration, President Barack Obama has seen his approval ratings fall by almost every poll and that's historically a normal reaction as the newness wears off a new president. During his Sept. 30 "Stop Trading" segment on CNBC's "Street Signs,"…

Media Revelation: Obama is Going to Raise Taxes

September 14th, 2009 9:19 AM
About a year ago, then-Senator and Democratic nominee Barack Obama managed to seize control of the issue of taxes from the Republican Party by promising lower taxes for "95 percent of Americans." But today it's a drastically different situation. Obama's $787-billion stimulus has been passed into law and the administration is taking on higher deficits, which will only increase if a…