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Gingersnap
04-16-2009, 11:53 AM
CNBC SWEATS 'OBAMA-BASHING'
Comments: 98Read Comments Leave a Comment April 16, 2009 --

THE top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they've turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.

"It was an intensive, three-hour dinner at 30 Rock which Zucker himself was behind," a source familiar with the powwow told us. "There was a long discussion about whether CNBC has become too conservative and is beating up on Obama too much. There's great concern that CNBC is now the anti-Obama network. The whole meeting was really kind of creepy."

One topic under the microscope, our insider said, was on-air CNBC editor Rick Santelli's rant two months ago about staging a "Chicago Tea Party" to protest the president's bailout programs -- an idea that spawned tax protest tea parties in other big cities, infuriating the White House. Oddly, Santelli was not at the meeting, while Jim Cramer was, noted our source, who added that no edict was ultimately handed down by the network chieftains.

CNBC flack Brian Steel confirmed the get-together, but insisted: "The dinner was to thank CNBC for a job well done in our in-depth reporting throughout the financial crisis. As far as our coverage is concerned, we are built for balance and we are unabashedly pro-investor."

Our source retorted: "That is complete bull[bleep] . . . they didn't invite a lot of people to [the meeting]. There were many staffers who were working 24/7 during the crisis who weren't asked to attend, even Santelli, who was a big star for the network during those weeks. Why not?"

All these people are complete tools.

NY Post (http://www.nypost.com/seven/04162009/gossip/pagesix/cnbc_sweats_obama_bashing_164608.htm)

PoliCon
04-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Criticism of Bush was journalism and patriotic. Criticism of Obama is bashing.

linda22003
04-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Apparently everyone thinks so.

Jindal to Cheney: Lay off Obama (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21321.html)

lacarnut
04-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Apparently everyone thinks so.

Jindal to Cheney: Lay off Obama (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21321.html)

Um, could be that if Obama and his squad of liberal goons would quit playing the blame game and bashing Bush at every opportunity, Cheney would ride off into the sunset. Repubs for too long have been pussy footing around and not standing up to the attacks by the Democrats and the media.