More Santelli…

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about the latest wrinkles in the Rick Santelli bruhaha…

In his blog post Monday, Mr. Santelli, who voted for John McCain in the presidential election, wrote that his comments had been spontaneous and that he had “no affiliation or association” with any of the Web sites or protests.

The attention around Mr. Santelli’s views now appears to be a distraction at CNBC. (The New York Times has a content-sharing agreement with the network.) Mr. Santelli declined interview requests on Monday, and the network canceled his appearance on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Wednesday. “It was time to move on to the next big story,” a CNBC spokesman said.

CNBC considered Santelli a big story? But now it’s pulling the plug? I don’t buy it. Sounds like someone’s getting cold feet in Englewood Cliffs. The question is why?

5 Responses to “More Santelli…”

  1. This is as good for CNBC as was Cramer’s outburst against the Fed and Bernanke. Great publicity and it shows the hosts have a passion for the trade.
    If CNBC could dump two phonys; Charles Gaspario and Larry Kudlow, the organ-grinder’s money for the Bush economic mentality, they’d have a crack team. Let Kudlow go to FBN where I am sure he’d fit.
    Good to see Ron Insana back on CNBC.

  2. bushleaguer Says:

    I agree, tripton, in regards to the exposure it has been getting for the network. What’s more, Santelli’s position eats away a bit at the “NBC is in the tank for Obama” meme that has gained a lot of traction.

  3. missy5537 Says:

    NBC can (and is) still in the tank for 0bama, but I believe the business community has now shown that it is not, based on the horrendous drop in the stock market since 0 was elected. And CNBC is more associated with business than with NBC and the MSM, IMO.

    Anyway, isn’t it strange that since we’ve had some conservatives speak forcefully as of late (Santelli, and then Rush at CPAC), that’s all the libs are talking about? It’s like they’re saying, “how dare ANYONE question our messiah?”!

  4. Missy5537,
    I’ll grant BO the responsibility for most of the 800 point drop on his watch the past six weeks only if you will admit Bush was responsible for the 6,000 point drop the last year.

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