CNBC’s Santelli Calls Out Chuck Todd for Picking Sides in Election

January 8th, 2017 2:31 PM
Sparks flew on the set of NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning as CNBC’s Rick Santelli accused moderator Chuck Todd of picking sides during the election. The confrontation occurred during a conversation about Russian meddling in the election and claims that intercepted communications showing their glee for Donald Trump’s victory. “To see Russians happy because Trump won: On election night, I never…

Press Yawns, Santelli Goes Off as Fed Wants to Be Able Buy Stocks

September 30th, 2016 10:17 PM
On Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen suggested in a videoconference call, as translated into plain English by the Wall Street Journal, that "there could be benefits to allowing the central bank to buy stocks as a way to boost the economy in a downturn."

After Brexit, CNBC's Rick Santelli Cheers ‘Tea Time in London’

June 24th, 2016 12:33 PM
Shocking the whole world, the British people voted on June 23, to leave the European Union — a move nicknamed Brexit. Unexpectedly, the Leave voters won 52 to 48 percent. Although there was much anger at the decision, there were also plenty of voices cheering on the British on June 24. That chorus included CNBC On Air Editor Rick Santelli who acknowledged there would be economic ramifications,…

CNBC’s Santelli Sees ‘Disconnect’ Between Data, ‘Good Jobs’

June 3rd, 2016 12:39 PM
In spite of expectations that 160,000 jobs or more were added in May, the latest jobs report was a shocker showing just 38,000 job gains last month. CNBC’s Squawk Box panelists reacted live to that surprising Labor Department report on June 3, which showed that employment increased by a mere 38,000, while unemployment fell to 4.7 percent. However, low labor force participation continues to be a…

Santelli: Press's Push For Low Rates Forever Will Turn Us Into Japan

January 14th, 2016 8:33 PM
On Saturday, after one of the worst year-opening weeks for the stock market in many years, Myles Udland at complained that "The stock market is having a nightmare start to 2016 and it's all the Fed's fault." This sentiment is apparently widely held in the media. At on Tuesday, Christopher Whalen wrote that "the Fed created the current unstable market…

CNBC Moderators' Speech Patterns Grade At or Below GOP Candidates'

October 30th, 2015 9:34 PM
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And people who ridicule the level of others' speech patterns should check theirs first. CNBC didn't do that. Instead, on Thursday, as I noted in a previous NewsBusters post, it childishly rushed out a grade-level evaluation of the Republican presidential candidates' speech patterns during the first three debates, including the Wednesday train wreck…

Horrible Jobs Reports Leaves CNBC’s Santelli Worried About Economy

October 2nd, 2015 1:52 PM
The September jobs report turned out to be a disappointment with fewer than anticipated jobs gains and labor force participation at its lowest rate since October of 1977. CNBC’s Squawk Box discussion of the disappointing report quickly turned to Federal Reserve policy and whether it vindicated the Fed’s decision not to raise rates, or just proved they missed their chance to do so.

Chuck Todd Worries About Media Bias...When the Left Complains

December 8th, 2014 4:31 PM
On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd fretted that after the show he would be inundated with complaints about his news coverage, but not from conservatives: "I'm going to get a ton of emails today, 'Gosh darn you, Meet the Press, great news on the economy, and you haven't done anything giving President Obama praise.'"

NBC: White GOP Congressional Districts Preventing Immigration Reform

December 7th, 2014 5:19 PM
During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report argued that the reason comprehensive immigration reform wasn’t getting passed was because of the racial makeup of House Republican districts: “Here’s the problem with the House, at the end of the day, the House does not look like the country.”

Fever-Swamp Left Celebrates How CNBC's Steve Liesman 'Embarrassed' Ric

July 16th, 2014 1:39 AM
Paul Krugman at the New York Times and other fever-swamp leftists who, incredibly, are operating under the assumption that the economy has experienced an acceptable if uneven "recovery" during the five years since the recession ended are celebrating what they believe was an epic live "embarrassment" of Rick Santelli at the hands of Steve Liesman at CNBC on Monday. A Google search shows that…

Santelli: On Obamacare, Climate Change, Media Too Quick to Accept Fact

April 2nd, 2014 11:35 AM
CNBC contributor Rick Santelli ranted against the media’s tendency to accept certain things as settled fact. According to Santelli, the media, “whether press, TV or whatever it is,” aren’t focusing enough on presenting hard data. “I don’t care how many people visit a website. I want to know how many people, you know, have lost, how many people have gained, the intersection, how many people…

Santelli Recalls February 2009: Bailout ‘Dissension was Born

February 19th, 2014 11:23 AM
CNBC’s Rick Santelli recalled the five-year anniversary of the stimulus, housing bailout and blowing “a gasket” during “Squawk on the Street” today. “On Feb. 19 I blew a gasket. But basically, what was born at that point was the voice of dissension. How do we know that? Many of course still remember the IRS issues. President said maybe there wasn’t a smidgen of, of, of negativity there or…

Rant That Launched Tea Party – and 4 More Amazing Ones from World

February 19th, 2014 6:39 AM
CNBC’s Rick Santelli is a man who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. His Feb. 19, 2009, rant was credited with inspiring the start of the Tea Party. It’s not alone. Santelli raises his voice on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade whenever he feels that an important point of information isn’t getting enough attention. Complete with arm waving, props and a lot more facts than liberals are…

Santelli: Five Years after His Rant Launched Tea Party

February 19th, 2014 6:32 AM
Five years ago, CNBC’s Rick Santelli reacted to the possibility of a mortgage bailout with frustration on live television. Quickly, his speech on the trading floor became known as the “rant heard round the world.” Santelli, an on-air editor who reports live from the Chicago Board of Trade, is frequently interviewed during “Squawk Box” and “Squawk on the Street.” It was during one of those…