CNBC Anchor's 11-Year-Old Daughter Celebrates Capitalism in New Book

In a moment of respite from its typically liberal proclivities, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" tuned in to "Squawk Box" on May 12 to chat with the 11-year-old daughter of a CNBC anchor who co-authored a book about "defending our kids from the liberal assault on capitalism."

"Although I am an environmentalist, in this argument I support the business side," wrote Blake Kernen, daughter of CNBC's Joe Kernen, in response to a question on a homework assignment that Blake said was biased against the free market. "I agree that limiting the amount of emissions a company can release would hurt a business ... If a company was told to limit its production, it would make less goods, reducing the money it makes. If a company cannot make money, it cannot employ a lot of workers!"

 

Elaborating on the reasoned position she took in class, Blake added: "Actually, when you really think about, what if they're making a life-saving pill? You make them shut down the factory for emissions. I love the environment, I think it's amazing, but business is very important."

The book, "Your Teacher Said What?!," is described as showing "that American culture is now so hostile to free markets that even animated movies are hard to tell from propaganda."

--Alex Fitzsimmons is a News Analysis intern at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.