Liberal New York Times Rallies to Defense of Competitor: ‘Stay Bold'
September 8th, 2017 4:37 PM
The advent of computer and online technology has made it difficult for newspapers to continue producing and distributing copies of their printed editions while remaining afloat financially. As you might expect, large companies have often snapped up troubled publications in an effort to expand their firms’ influence far and wide. One recent example of this situation came on Monday, September…
7 Times Media Pushed CEOs to Dump Trump Over Charlottesville
August 16th, 2017 5:06 PM
The media don’t just make the news, they frame it. Journalists did it this week, pushing business CEOs to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. After one CEO resigned in response to Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the media urged others to follow. The fallout resulted in Trump shutting down the group entirely.
Merck CEO Ken…
CNBC’s Kernen Slams Media Support for Liberal Obstruction
March 30th, 2017 4:00 PM
One CNBC anchor thinks the media are “in cahoots with the hating party” and it’s hurting the president’s ability to function with Congress. Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen blasted the media for unequivocal support of Democrat obstruction of President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. He specifically criticized the liberal press for ignoring one Congresswoman’s…
Frustrated CNBC Anchor Says We ‘Need Term Limits’
March 17th, 2017 5:49 PM
Seeing a conservative and a liberal agree on the idea of term limits is quite unusual. Though they don’t usually agree on much, CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin both praised the idea of term limits for members of Congress. Frustrated with Congress’s lack of progress on Trump’s agenda, Kernen argued that getting substantial change passed…
CNBC Reports Small Business Optimism at ‘Historically High Levels’
March 15th, 2017 3:14 PM
Wall Street has been brimming with optimism since President Donald Trump’s election, but Main Street’s optimism soared as well. Some say the new GOP health insurance bill may keep that going.CNBC reporter Kate Rogers said that “Main Street’s outlook post-election is still holding at historically high levels according to the National Federation of Independent Business.…
Home Depot Co-Founder Praises Trump Tax Plan
March 14th, 2017 2:49 PM
Add Home Depot Co-founder Ken Langone to the list of business leaders endorsing Trump’s economic agenda. After blasting the “irrelevant” liberal media for obstructing President Trump, Langone warned Republicans of the importance of advancing Trump’s plans for major tax reform. “Republicans, Democrats, the media, everybody was against Trump,” Langone said Feb.…
Squawk Box Ethics? Skips How Harwood Cozied Up To Clinton Campaign
October 11th, 2016 2:10 PM
The Wikileaks emails are revealing not only how close the press is to Clinton, but how much they’ll hide it. No one on Squawk Box confronted CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about leaked emails showing him cozying up to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Shapiro Battles CNN's Stelter Over Media Bias, Fact-Checking Hillary
September 15th, 2016 2:44 PM
One of the more interesting and fulfilling debates concerning media bias took place on Wednesday night’s Charlie Rose on PBS as fill-in host Andrew Ross Sorkin moderated a discussion between CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter and Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro with the latter firmly denouncing the inability for the media to fact-check Hillary Clinton and questions that the…
Disgraced Anchor Dan Rather Criticizes Media's Coverage of 2016 Race
June 15th, 2016 6:14 PM
On CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday, Dan Rather somehow thought it was wise to offer criticism of the way the media has covered the 2016 presidential campaign so far. The former CBS anchor, whose career was crippled after the MemoGate scandal in 2004, asserted that there's "too much on the horse race, not enough on the substance of the race."
Matthews Claims Americans View Economy Poorly Due to 'Negative Ads'
May 2nd, 2016 8:54 PM
Americans think the economy and ObamaCare are terrible because of Republicans’ “negative advertising” according to MSNBC and The New York Times. Monday night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews held a discussion between the host and Times’ reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin, where they echoed President Obama’s sentiment that Americans only thought badly about the economy…
NYT Lets Obama Play Heroic Savior of U.S. Economy on Sunday Mag Cover
May 1st, 2016 6:16 PM
As his final term wanes, the New York Times is making excuses for the economy’s performance under President Obama, with the president himself guiding the way. Economics reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin’s interview of Obama for the cover of the Times Sunday magazine dug in in defense of Obama. The subhead: “Eight years after the financial crisis, unemployment is at 5 percent, deficits…
CNBC Asks Transgender CEO about NC’s ‘Anti-LGBT Legislation’
April 7th, 2016 5:44 PM
The transgender CEO of United Therapeutics said the company disapproved of North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin described as “anti-LGBT.”
Squawk Box host Sorkin asked CEO Martine Rothblatt on April 7, 2016, about the state’s new law restricting transgender access to bathrooms of their choosing. Rothblatt reported that United…
CNBC’s Sorkin: Middle Class Is a ‘Historical Aberration’
December 23rd, 2015 6:16 PM
Politicians often complain about America’s struggling middle class, but according to Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin, they should quit crying over spilt milk. Sorkin argued on Dec. 23 that the mid-20th century idea of middle class was a historical anomaly.
“This middle class that we keep talking about, this Leave it to Beaver middle class that was this panacea that people talk…
CNBC Guest on American Banks: ‘Well on the Road to Socialism’
October 13th, 2015 3:54 PM
Although there is not an openly avowed socialist in the White House yet, one banking expert told CNBC “we’re well on the road to socialism.”
Richard Bove, vice president of equity research with Rafferty Capital, did not mince words on CNBC’s Squawk Box Oct. 12, and he criticized government meddling in the banking system.