CNBC Anchor Asks If Her McCain-bashing Guest Is Nonpartisan

As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood seems to take every opportunity afforded him to bash Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Having once again done so on Tuesday's "The Call" on CNBC, anchor Melissa Francis asked whether or not Harwood was nonpartisan.

The delicious exchange occurred after Harwood spoke in great length about how yesterday's failed bailout vote in the House was bad news for -- wait for it -- John McCain.

CNBC contributor Vince Farrell asked Harwood (video embedded right):

Hey John, you're nonpartisan. What does McCain do to try and bail himself out of this?

After Harwood's response, Francis marvelously asked:

Is John nonpartisan? I don't, alright, I'm teasing you. Alright. I'm teasing you.

Harwood replied:

Hey, cheap shot.

Not really, John. Frankly, Francis hit the nail right on the head.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.