'Positive Spin': Nets Isolate Biden From Blame for Inflation Report

September 14th, 2022 5:49 PM

While each took a different approach, the major broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC worked Wednesday to isolate President Biden from blame for the pitiful August inflation report showing it came out to 8.3 percent (when the predicted number was 8.1 percent) with energy, food, and rent still soaring. Instead, some of them trumpeted Biden’s “positive spin” and that he’s “not worried about”…

CNBC's Rick Santelli Blasts Financial Reform Proposals for Excluding F

March 12th, 2010 10:39 AM
Back on Christmas Eve of 2009, Obama's Treasury Dept. said it would lift the limits on what the federal government could provide in "emergency aid" to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - without seeking Congressional permission.  Very few reporters noticed, except for The Washington Post's Zachary Goldfarb who reported the story on Christmas Day and CNBC CME Group reporter and tea party inspiration…

CNBC's Santelli Brandishes Hammer to Illustrate Obamanomics

February 3rd, 2010 11:40 AM
As the old cliché goes, you don't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but according to Rick Santelli, that's exactly what it appears the Obama administration is doing terms of financial regulation and fiscal discipline. On CNBC's Feb. 2 broadcast of "Fast Money," host Melissa Lee proposed that taxing the wealthy is not the path to "economic prosperity and fiscal stability." Santelli, the network'…

Vintage Santelli: PelosiCare Threat to Recovery; Dow Climb Due to Mark

November 6th, 2009 10:26 PM
A rising Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) means better times are on the way, right? Not necessarily, according to CNBC CME floor reporter and tea party movement inspiration Rick Santelli. Santelli made an appearance on CNBC's Nov. 6 "Fast Money," a show which the host, Melissa Lee, is skittish about a discussion that politics interferes with the market is a reality. Nonetheless, Santelli…

CNBC's Terranova: Missile Defense Decision Will Send Oil Higher

September 18th, 2009 11:03 AM
Back during 2008, Congressional leaders were eager to call oil executives to testify before them because of the high price of gasoline, which was tied to the higher prices of oil. On Sept. 17, President Barack Obama surprised a lot of people and announced he was pulling the mat out from under two Eastern European allies - Poland and the Czech Republic - when he decided not to go forward with a…

Bozell Column: Porn, Just Another Business

July 18th, 2009 7:32 AM

'Today' Slams Citi for Trying to Switch from Bonuses to Salary Hikes

June 24th, 2009 4:21 PM

'Fast Money' Cast Debunks Legend of 'Dr. Doom' Roubini

May 12th, 2009 2:27 PM
He's beloved by the gossip culture of Manhattan and was recently embraced by the left for hurling insults at CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer. But as Cramer's CNBC "Fast Money" colleagues explained, if you listened to NYU professor Nouriel Roubini, you would have missed out on a lot of stock market upside. Roubini, often called Dr. Doom and known for crazy parties, predicted back in 2005 the…

CNBC’s Melissa Lee in as 'Fast Money' Host; Former Host Ratigan Admi

March 31st, 2009 12:59 AM
One of the subplots in the soap opera known as CNBC took another turn on Monday as some of the pieces fell in place of who's doing what and why. Last Friday, CNBC and former "Fast Money" host Dylan Ratigan parted ways officially. However, on CNBC's March 30 "Fast Money," show panelist Guy Adami, the managing director of Drakon Capital, announced Melissa Lee, a fill-in host over the past year for…

CNBC's Deutsch Doesn’t Want 'Idiots' on Wall Street Making $10 Milli

March 26th, 2009 3:28 PM
Want a little populist outrage?  There's nothing like hearing it from a multi-millionaire advertising mogul with a spot on CNBC. Donny Deutsch, the host of "The Big Idea," a show the network has shelved, explained to viewers on the March 25 broadcast of "CNBC Reports" he wants measures put in place to keep prevent people he regards as "idiots" from making $10 million a year. "The issue is even…

CNBC's Santelli Invited to the White House

February 20th, 2009 3:45 PM
Will wonders ever cease? First, a NBC network airs its Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor reporter making a call to action against all the populism that has inundated the political dialogue over the past six months. Now, the same reporter, Rick Santelli, has been invited by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to the White House. On CNBC's "Street Signs" Feb. 20, Santelli told viewers he…

On 'Today': Obama Like A 'Scolding Parent' to Wall Street

January 30th, 2009 2:28 PM
Continuing the trend of embracing Barack Obama's bashing of Wall Street bonuses from last night's evening news, NBC's "Today" show, on Friday, described Obama as "outraged!" "agitated," and claimed he "took the tone of a scolding parent." Opening the "Today" show Matt Lauer exclaimed: "Good morning, outraged! President Obama lashes out at Wall Street for doling out nearly $20 billion in bonuses…

Cramer Says He Won’t 'Kiss Up' for Bernanke Interview and Fed Wants

January 11th, 2008 4:51 PM
CNBC “Mad Money” host, resident ranter and stock-picker extraordinaire Jim Cramer can now add “media critic” to his list of duties. Over the past six months, Cramer has become a YouTube sensation for taking shots at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, including his infamous “They know nothing” rant on CNBC’s August 3 “Street Signs.” Today Cramer used his “Stop Trading” segment on CNBC’s “…