Posts tagged "CNBC"

Why the GOP suspended presidential debates on NBC

Here’s the complete explanation from  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for why the GOP suspended presidential debates on NBC. Sounds to me that he has good reasons after the unprofessional and daffy questions that the CNBC panel put to the Republican presidential candidates during this week’s debate. For example: CNBC billed the debate as one... Read more »

Donald Trump and Ben Carson shaft GOP debate viewers

Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s successful demand that CNBC’s Oct. 28 Republican primary debate be limited to two hours shafts viewers who want to hear more because they haven’t made up their minds. Or anyone else who wants to watch. The two frontrunners in the pre-convention polls asserted that they were doing  viewers a favor... Read more »

Join me tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report

I’ll be a guest on CNBC’s Kudlow Report tonight (Tuesday) to discuss today’s column in the Chicago Tribune and on ChicagoNow, “On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, celebrate John F. Kennedy’s neoconservatism.” The show’s well-known host, Larry Kudlow, has been hammering President Barack Obama for ignoring the economic lessons taught by his Democratic predecessor, JFK.... Read more »

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry questions whether your kids "belong" to you.

I have trouble believing that she really meant what she said: “[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.”  ”[We] haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children.” To give... Read more »

The Chicago Godfather of the Tea Party explains the facts of life to CNBC dolts

CNBC/CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli is credited with igniting the Tea Party movement a few years back when during a report on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade he ripped the bailouts. He was reprimanded for expressing his opinion (“he’s only a reporter”) while the wiseguys back on the anchor desk were... Read more »

Rick Santelli, CNBC reporter at Chicago Board of Trade, does it again.

Keep it coming, Rick! We know you got dressed down from your bosses for your remarks last year that almost single-handedly set of the Tea Party movement. Now, you’ve done it again, calling out Democrats for their hypocrisy on financial reform.  Hat tip to Lonely Conservative.

Sam Zell: The Tribune and Cubs merely assets?

“I don’t have any emotional attachment to assets.“–Sam Zell, owner of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Cubs in a CNBC interview about the paper’s and team’s future, as reported in the Tribune.Maybe that’s why he’s worth–what?–billions, and why those of us who love the newspapers and baseball teams we grew up with aren’t worth billions.... Read more »
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