Fisking CNBC?

CJR Daily’s Ryan Chittum looks at a CNBC segment yesterday. Pay attention to the comments which has rebuttal from Roben Farzad, who participated in that segment…

CNBC paired noted bears Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Nicholas Taleb yesterday in what could have been a very good arrangement. But rather than fully explore their arguments on why the financial system is fundamentally screwed, the segment devolved into bear-bashing and nearsightedness.

Here’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, not able to contain her disdain for the bearish Roubini and Taleb.

“When I hear that Bill Gates and Michael Dell are lining up to listen to these guys in Davos, to me that screams of ‘market bottom’—like, peak of the hysteria.”

It’s interesting to see Caruso-Cabrera try to delegitimize these guys early on in the interview. The touts regularly featured on the network don’t seem to come in for such tough treatment very often.


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