Monthly Archives: May 2009

CNBC: Call of the Wild

I watch CNBC regularly, and I’m not sure why they have a segment called “Call of the Wild.”  But my guess is it’s got something to do with the lack of calm, reasoned debate and discussion.  This segment today demonstrates two core principles about CNBC:  one, most reporters there have no journalistic principles; and two, they are incapable of reasoned debate and discussion.

Larry Kudlow wants nothing except than to press his politicians on viewers.  The infamous Rick Santelli is cut from the same cloth.  But today’s shoutfest is a disgrace.  Listen especially to the last minute.  There is nothing but three right-wing nuts ganging up on the economist Steve Liesman.