CNBC’s Caruso-Cabrera Presses California AG on Publicity Stunt/Lawsu

October 21st, 2009 5:06 PM
Want to make a big splash to bolster your chances in a political campaign? A tried and true strategy for some attorneys general has been to champion a populist position by exploiting the legal system for publicity. Just look at the lead up to the launch of former New York AG Eliot Spitzer gubernatorial campaign with his attacks on Wall Street. And that appears to be the playbook California…

CNBC Host Blames 'Overpaying' Howard Stern for XM Sirius Woes

August 6th, 2009 5:43 PM
Times have been tough financially for media companies across the board and satellite radio has been no exception. On Aug. 6, Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) posted a second-quarter loss and the company hasn't lived up to expectations after Sirius and XM completed a merger a little over a year ago. According to "CNBC Reports" host Dennis Kneale, part of the satellite radio's problem is…

CNBC Anchor Claims Getting 'Veiled Death Threats,' for His Scathing Re

July 2nd, 2009 10:51 AM
Either "CNBC Reports" anchor Dennis Kneale has a flair for the dramatic or he upset a lot of people in the blogosphere with his biting critique of the blogosphere's negativity on the economy. On the July 1 broadcast of "CNBC Reports," Kneale responded to harsh, angry criticism from bloggers - even pointing out blogs like the Huffington Post, with an openly left-of-center…

Broadcast Nets Panic over Second-Guessing of Obama Administration's Ch

June 10th, 2009 1:50 PM
If you stand in the way of President Barack Obama's agenda, beware because there may be a litany of consequences that could result from your act - regardless if the obstacle is legitimate or not. On June 8, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a stay to review an appeal by a trio of Indiana pension and construction funds that own a part of Chrysler's secured debt. They claimed the…

More Trouble at CNBC? Network's Macke Reportedly at Odds with Manageme

May 22nd, 2009 3:32 PM
Is there another shakeup imminent at CNBC? Since the economy has been on the rocks, NBC Universal's financial network has been in the spotlight - political tug-of-war and all. This time, another one of the network's star on-air personalities, Jeff Macke, could be out. Macke had been a cynical, sometimes conservative voice on CNBC's "Fast Money" and in other CNBC and MSNBC appearances,…

CBS Commiserates Over Higher Bank Credit Card Fees; Ignores Gov't Take

April 21st, 2009 10:57 AM
It was either an effort to avoid blaming individuals for ill-advised borrowing or an effort to vilify the banking system, but a segment on the April 20 "CBS Evening News" took a very one-sided view of credit-card lending.  On a day bank stocks struggled and dragged the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) down nearly 300 points, "Evening News" scrutinized the current state of…

Accident or Commentary? CNBC Personality Drops Expletive During Obama

March 26th, 2009 4:28 PM
CNBC has been a hotbed for commentary - both left and right, from Rick Santelli's call for a tea party on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to the hiring of former Democratic Committee Chairman Howard Dean as a CNBC contributor.       This time, one of the hosts on CNBC's March 26 "Power Lunch" dropped an expletive during President Barack Obama's online town hall meeting as…

CNBC Anchor: Studio Cheers after Obama Makes 'Openness' Announcement

January 21st, 2009 4:04 PM
After nearly two years of favorable treatment from seemingly every corner of the media since he announced his candidacy for the presidency in 2006, Obama is still finding ways to delight his biggest fans. On his first day on the job, Obama announced "a new standard of openness" at a swearing in ceremony for senior members of his administration. According to CNBC's Michelle Caruso-…

Last Year Tough for Print Media as Newspapers Lose $64B in Share Value

January 2nd, 2009 3:00 PM
Some call it "the dead tree edition" of the news media. But as 2009 dawns, trees may not be the only casualties.Newspaper companies as an investment are less lucrative than they once were. Alan D. Mutter, a Silicon Valley CEO, pointed out on his blog that newspaper companies took a hit in 2008 in terms of share value to the tune of $64 billion. "In the worst year in history for…

CNBC Media Editor Warns Democrats Will Exploit Sex for Oil Scandal

September 11th, 2008 6:29 PM
You would never associate sex and drugs with crude oil - but politically, the Democratic Party might try. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., appeared in an interview on CNBC's September 11 "Power Lunch" the day after it was revealed that federal investigators discovered an Interior Department group overseeing the collection of oil and natural gas royalties improperly had sex with subordinates…

CNBC Host to Obama Advisor: Ask Yourself – 'What Would Milton (Fried

August 14th, 2008 7:07 PM
It's not often someone in the media challenges the liberal point-of-view - especially on the issue of taxes when they become a means to redistribute income. CNBC "Squawk Box" fill-in co-host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera wasn't afraid to buck the trend and challenge Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's senior economic adviser Austan Goolsbee. Goolsbee appeared on the August…