Erin Burnett is at it again. Because she is latest, most popular “money honey” at CNBC, she now has two shows a day. In her afternoon segment, she again went on the attack against any tax on AIG bonuses. In fact, she’ll attack anything that jeopardizes her buddies’ compensation on Wall Street.
So to examine the issue ad nauseum, she had two guests on - The Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein and Ian Berman of the Eurasia Group — both of whom wrote columns today opposing the tax legislation now making its way through Congress! Along with her leading questions and snarky comments, bill defenders were at a 3-0 disadvantage.
I’m not defending the bill, just looking for a modicum of journalistic balance.
Maybe CNBC needs to adopt Fox News’ “fair and balanced” joke.