Column: The Real Collusion Scandal of the 2016 Campaign
July 24th, 2020 6:12 AM
Four years ago at this time, Wikileaks tried to turn the Democrat convention with internal Democratic National Committee emails that showed they blatantly favored Hillary Clinton over Sanders. But the media downplayed the juiciest tidbits for conservatives: emails that showed how shamelessly reporters and Democrats work hand in hand to shape the "news."
Obama-Era Cheerleader Liesman Downplays Economy's Third-Quarter Growth
December 2nd, 2017 9:41 AM
At CNBC Wednesday morning, just after the release of the government's GDP report, Squawk Box panelist Steve Liesman appeared to do everything he could to downplay the significance, and even the relevance, of the 3.3 percent annualized growth estimate. At the end of the segment, he gave away his ignorance when he expressed outrage that the tax bill currently under consideration in Congress, while…
CNBC Reports Small Business Optimism at ‘Historically High Levels’
March 15th, 2017 3:14 PM
Wall Street has been brimming with optimism since President Donald Trump’s election, but Main Street’s optimism soared as well. Some say the new GOP health insurance bill may keep that going.CNBC reporter Kate Rogers said that “Main Street’s outlook post-election is still holding at historically high levels according to the National Federation of Independent Business.”
AP, NY Times Have No Room For Bill Gates' Optimism About Trump
December 14th, 2016 4:10 PM
Tuesday on CNBC, Microsoft co-founder and multibillionaire Bill Gates recounted a conversation he had with Donald Trump a couple of weeks ago. He had fairly nice things to say about both the conversation and the potential of the incoming Trump administration. Naturally, neither the Associated Press nor the New York Times found these elements of the CNBC interview to be newsworthy.
WikiLeaks: CNBC's Becky Quick Pledges to 'Defend' Obama Appointee
October 13th, 2016 5:01 PM
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…
False! Bill Clinton Says 'We Make Everything Public' at Foundation
September 22nd, 2016 2:40 PM
Cameron Cawthorne at the Washington Free Beacon offered a clear case for the "fact checkers" at PolitiFact and other sites of a Bill Clinton fib on CNBC. He claimed that "we make everything public, we disclose everything" in the land of Clinton philanthropy. This turns out to be Trumpian bluster.
Clinton also slammed the political press for having "no previous exposure to the way we work," which…
WSJ Columnist Slams NY Exxon Investigation on Squawk Box
September 1st, 2016 11:28 AM
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 Moderators' Speech Patterns Grade At or Below GOP Candidates'
October 30th, 2015 9:34 PM
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And people who ridicule the level of others' speech patterns should check theirs first.
CNBC didn't do that. Instead, on Thursday, as I noted in a previous NewsBusters post, it childishly rushed out a grade-level evaluation of the Republican presidential candidates' speech patterns during the first three debates, including the Wednesday train wreck…
Joe Kernen on HuffPo: ‘They Have No Idea’
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.
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.
CNBC Host Asks Jets Owner if He Knows Whether Tim Tebow is Still a Vir
October 10th, 2012 3:40 PM
As far as Joe Kernen of CNBC's Squawk Box is concerned, the word 'virgin' and Tim Tebow are synonomous. Apparently, there can be no conversation about Tebow without bringing it up in a mocking manner for what is essentially a deliberate and faith-based decision.
In an interview with New York Jets owner Woody Johnson on Wednesday morning, the conversation transitioned from politics to…
Chris Matthews: 'Why Is Taxing The Rich So Hard
April 17th, 2011 3:10 PM
As NewsBusters has been reporting, since President Obama once again proposed letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the highest earning Americans, the media have been supporting it almost 24 hours a day.
Doing his part this weekend was Chris Matthews who after the introduction of the syndicated program bearing his name actually began the show, "Why is taxing the rich so hard?" (video follows…
CNBCer Strikes Back at Andrew Sullivan for Calling Wall Street 'Parasi
April 17th, 2011 10:50 AM
Liberal media members better learn that if they step onto a set with CNBC's Becky Quick, they better bring their "A" game when talking about business and finance or they'll end up looking foolish.
Such was the case on this weekend's "The Chris Matthews Show" when Andrew Sullivan called Wall Street a "parasite class...producing nothing" only to be forcibly corrected by Quick (video follows…
Arianna's Moment of Clarity: TARP Bailout Profitability Claim 'Economi
October 5th, 2010 11:35 AM
So more government isn’t the answer to all of our problems? For a brief moment, that seemed to be the message Huffington Post editor-in-chief and co-founder Arianna Huffington was conveying. On CNBC’s Oct. 5 broadcast of “Squawk Box,” Huffington, author of “Third World America” explained what she thought the role of government should be in an American economic system. Now whether she was…