Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I have complained on numerous occasions to CNBC about some of its hosts and guests and their false statements about Obama, especially about his tax proposal. I strongly object to statements made by Maria Bartiromo that Obama is going to raise taxes. Bartiromo fails to qualify that statement with Obama's desire to lower taxes for people earning less than 250K.

Additionally, I recognize undercurrents of pro-Republican bias, sometimes quite blatant, in Michelle Cabruso Cabrera and Charlie Gasparino.

Of course, Larry Kudlow is a Republican shill who takes every opportunity to bash Democrats. The same for Joe Kernen.

About the only ones who seem to be fair are Mark Haynes, Steve Liesman, Melissa Francis and Jim Cramer and maybe one or two others.

I am a stock and bond investor. Not every investor is a mean pro-Republican. But the majority of actors on CNBC seem to think the opposite.


  1. I totally agree. It's a little disturbing to say the least.

    Bartiromo has really taken it upon herself in the last few days to campaign against Obama's economic policies, assigning herself the role of the truth teller.

    To all of this, all I can say is take it with a grain of salt. There isn't much we can do about it when journalistic standards have sunken so low.

  2. I agree. I watch CNBC daily for market news and I find the bias towards republican philosophy disconcerting. Anything that benefits the middle class or blue collar workers is seen as socialist and not American. Anything that benefits big business or gives tax cuts to the rich is American. It is troublesome.