CNBC’s Joe Kernan bitch slaps New York Times writer

by editor on October 5, 2009

The boys at CNBC are feeling their oats again. Joe Kernan went ballistic over an article David Brooks wrote in the New York Times.

Here’s part of what Brooks said:

The Republican Party is unpopular because it’s more interested in pleasing Rush’s ghosts than actual people. The party is leaderless right now because nobody has the guts to step outside the rigid parameters enforced by the radio jocks and create a new party identity. The party is losing because it has adopted a radio entertainer’s niche-building strategy, while abandoning the politician’s coalition-building strategy.

Kernan couldn’t stomach that nonsense and came unglued on CNBC:

Everyone at these town hall meetings was a plant or a nutcase? Everything’s written off? There’s really no one that disagrees with the edicts of [liberals]? … How can Fox News double MSNBC and CNN combined? How do they have the top ten? … Air America can’t sell an ad. There’s no one that wants to listen to them … Let me guess: liberals are so cerebral and erudite that they don’t, they don’t, they’re at the opera. They’re at the opera, they don’t listen to talk radio or watch TV. They’re reading Sartre. Is that what you’re telling me? I love that, David Brooks is a conservative? Well you tell Rush that his 100 million a year, or whatever he makes isn’t real. Those are, those are fake 100 million. David Brooks, I mean is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Who is this guy, I mean, really, he’s the conservative? You know what, he is conservative for the Times.

We say forget that Sartre guy, Joe. Stick with IHateTheMedia.com. Guaranteed to supply your required daily dosage of existential thought.

Source: New York Times

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juandos October 5, 2009 at 4:34 am
P.Oed October 5, 2009 at 6:03 am

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The left will ALWAYS claim that their political enemies are “unhinged,” or racist. They can’t fight back with anything of substance, so they resort to name calling and smear tactics. The left always accuses the right of what they do. And as far as David Brooks is concerned, he is a north eastern republican, which makes him a liberal and perfect for the New York Times.

Tom October 5, 2009 at 6:48 am

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I guess Joe Kernan will be re-assigned by NBC to cover the action of the weekend Asian pork bellies future market now.

redabogado October 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

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How does the saying go “We’re Here, We’re Clear, and we will be voting next year!!”

Selena Kyle October 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

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Wow does he still have his job?

Mike June 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

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I think I know why their rating suck. They are reading news papers on the television. Wow, now that is programming that take creativity….

growth55 October 22, 2010 at 11:31 am

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WOW, I can undesrtand that the majority of investors are conservatives, but JOE may be a few notches above Rick Santely. I wish we concentrate more on investing, it is very distracting.

Stacey May 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

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Joe is the only reason I tune in anymore…. and I’m a serious trader. There’s a couple of normal people there… but they will be at fox soon. Martha M. is doing well over there. Joe is so good that if and when he jumps ship…… watch out below. You’ll the have two msnbc’s.

BRENDA August 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

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JOE – YOUR NETWORK SUCKS. YOU AND YOUR PALS HAVE TURNED SO REPUBLICAN
IT IS NO LONGER FAIR AND BALANCED NEWS.

KEEP I5T UP, IDIOT,. MAYBE OUR MARKET CAN GO DOWN EVEN MORE.

WHAT THE HELL CAME OVER YOU – NOW A CRANKY OLD MAN.

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