CNBC’s Joe Kernen slammed anti-Trump media bias on Nov. 8, and branded the New York Times as an honorary member of the Clinton campaign. He joked that The New York Times staff had “honorary position” in the Clinton campaign.

 


Leaked emails from the Clinton campaign cast doubts on CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood’s ability to be an objective reporter when it came to Hillary Clinton. But after The Hill accused Harwood on Nov. 7, of colluding with the Clinton campaign, he denied the charge on Twitter.

 


Ever since WikiLeaks began releasing once-private messages from Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, people have had even more hard evidence of the mainstream media’s support for and collusion with Democratic Party operatives and campaigns.

One recent example shows CNBC’s Becky Quick -- the co-host of the channel’s popular show Squawk Box and a co-moderator with John Harwood at a 2015 Republican primary debate -- promising to support Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who had just been named the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.



The Wikileaks emails are revealing not only how close the press is to Clinton, but how much they’ll hide it. No one on Squawk Box confronted CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about leaked emails showing him cozying up to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.



National Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench threw his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and argued on CNBC’s Squawk Box that Trump could “change Washington.” “I’m going for Donald,” Bench said on Oct. 3.



Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch tore into Hillary Clinton’s policies on Squawk Box, arguing that her push for climate justice was de facto “lawyer protection." "Basically what it is, it just takes care of the lawyers,” Welch said on Sep. 20 of Clinton’s plan to promote “climate justice.”



Squawk Box anchor Joe Kernen jabbed the Clinton campaign for staging a meeting between the Democratic presidential nominee and a little girl in New York City. “It was so choreographed,” Kernen said on Sept. 12.



A Wall Street Journal columnist had strong words for the NY attorney general’s fight against ExxonMobil. “Their whole schtick now is to find enemies, and attack the enemies,” Journal columnist Holman Jenkins said of the climate change movement on Squawk Box Aug. 31.   



CNBC’s business news coverage took a humorous turn when Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin’s conversation turned to social media. On July 27, after reporting that Twitter shares were down following a disappointing quarter, Kernen revealed what he likes about Twitter and who he follows.
 



On the eve of the Democratic convention, CNBC’s Joe Kernen wanted to know why the media have failed to challenge Hillary Clinton on the issue of her personal wealth and the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation. Kernen, a Squawk Box co-anchor, pointed out that the media have been suspiciously silent on the subject of Clinton’s finances. During a discussion regarding a recent book about the Clintons, he referenced the two journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal: “Where’s Woodward and Bernstein on any of this?”



Shocking the whole world, the British people voted on June 23, to leave the European Union — a move nicknamed Brexit. Unexpectedly, the Leave voters won 52 to 48 percent. Although there was much anger at the decision, there were also plenty of voices cheering on the British on June 24. That chorus included CNBC On Air Editor Rick Santelli who acknowledged there would be economic ramifications, but cheered the UK for having the “backbone” to change direction and head “down the right road.”



Larry King apparently doesn’t want to face his biases. The veteran journalist appeared on CNBC, Tuesday, to insist that he’s “independent” and fair-minded. Yet, Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernan got King to admit he hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in almost 50 years. While discussing his likely support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, Kernan quizzed, “Have you voted Republican in the past, Larry?”