5 Reasons why CNBC Sucks!

1) Larry Kudlow – “We still believe that free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity”, “Goldilocks is alive and well!” – Yea right, you republican ass-kisser. This guy actually supports Bush. Anyone who still support Bush the way this guy does must be out of their mind. How does this guy still have a TV show?

2) Dylan Ratigan – He’s like that guy at work that just doesn’t know when to shut up. He’s always wasting airtime making stupid jokes no one seems to understand. I don’t understand how this dude still has a job. I bet if you add up the minutes used by this dude making dumb jokes, you would save a good 15 minutes for actual market reports.

3) Jim Cramer – I like Jim Cramer’s show because he gives you ideas on stocks to look at. But you shouldn’t be buying based on his recommendations alone. The reason he’s on this list is because he supports Rudy Giuliani on his show. Typical Republican-loving bullshit. If he would just stick with stocks, he may actually be OK. (Despite the fact that everyone on the internet seems to think he’s an idiot)

4) Jumping the gun / bad news reporting – Sometimes they report news they have not even confirmed. There are so many times they reported merger talks that never actually happened. Their shenanigans drives the stock market up and down like a rollercoaster.

5) Yelling, screaming, and technical difficulties – I don’t think a day goes by without some sort of technical difficulties. Come on… fire the technicians! On top of that, whenever they have a panel of experts, it alway results in a yelling match. WTF?? Seriously, there has to be a way to moderate discussions without it turning into a cock-fight!

In conclusion, CNBC sucks ass. I would welcome some good competition!

  • DIck

    You have failed to mention the sound effects they have added to the graphic changes. The SWISHING sound. That really is a brilliant idea by a five year old. It is the most annoying sound for a business news channel. That goodness for Bloomberg.

  • Dumpster

    Well stated!!

  • Doogie

    I have to just say a small bit about CNBC’s alleged in-depth reporting on "Oil: America’s Crisis" that aired as a special last night:

    Do they not realize that the fact they’re just cheerleaders for the markets, and not true reporters on the nuances and nature of business, is transparent as hell?

    Case in point last night (out of several): Ratigan was interviewing the commissioner of the CFTC on the role that speculative-only positions play in the astonishing run-up in price of oil, and whether some limits should be placed on those types of trades. The CFTC honcho (who had sidestepped on a couple of previous questions and wasn’t called on it) replied that there were such controls, and Ratigan let it slide, never mind the fact that institutional investors are taking advantage of a loophole that allows investment banks to flout those same controls on commodities trades? And second, the institutional investors are working in tandem through the investment banks to enhance their spec positions on the commodities markets?
    Why was that never posed to the CFTC commish on-air?

    And second, it’s painfully apparent that Bartiromo is nothing more than a big suck-ass to her millionaire traders and CEO friends on Wall Street, because she’s as fake as they come. Pandering to a defender of anything oil-industry related, while at the same time grilling two more guys who have some criticisms of how Big Oil does business is trash ‘journalism’ at its best. Not only that, but when reciting a viewer poll at the close of the show, omitting even mentioning that 30% of viewers believe speculators share some blame for the current oil mess was more than just a simple oversight, especially when her track record on-air speaks for itself.

    Hey, CNBC, not all of your viewers are elitist Wall Street/CEO snobs that have truly disconnected from the other 97% of Americans. Just thought you might like to know that. You’re not the shitheads at FBN, but you’re not a saint, either. Quit pandering to your friends and start to do some real journalistic work.

  • ESteinberg

    These people create more fear than anyone can. The credit crisis is real, but you would think it was the end of the world according to the jerks on this second rate station. They don’t report on the news, they try to influence the world. Are any of them real financial traders, analyst or even remotely knowledgable in finance. No, they are reporters who think they know more than everyone else.

  • Fidel Sarcastro

    You’re an idiot dude.

    1) Cramer is a leftist and has said so on air, therefore must be one of your buddies. It’s OK to have friends that are on the other side of the isle – isn’t it?

    2) Cramer has said (ON AIR) to always, always, always follow his advice. What is that other than a direct demand to follow all of his shitty trades? CRAMER SUCKS ASS…i mean he is a horrendous stock picker!!!

  • CNBC

    I have watched CNBC for years and it has gone way way downhill — here’s my take on their on air personalities -(why do I watch – some good guests and a few good commentators – but the others are beginning to drive me nuts – but its the best resource out there when your trading all day and need to react to breaking news)

    Here are the best ones: Santelli, Cashin, Faber, Tyler Matheson, and Insana (on the rare occasions when he’s there)

    Here are the good ones: Gasperino, Kernen, Quick, Ratigan, Trish Regan (borderline)

    Here are the annoying ones / light weights: Erin Burnette, Melissa Francis, Michelle C C, Carl Quinanilla, Bill Griffith, Sue Hererra.

    Here is the most annoying one yet would actually be a good one if she weren’t so annoying; Sharon Epperson (Oil) so annoying the way she shreaks

    Here are the bad ones that shamelessly shill for whatever special interest; Cramer, Kudlow, Bartiromo, Nesto, Bouroudjian

    Here are the losers; Liesman, Haines (he used to be good when he was on Squawk but now seems like a broken man or just burned out)

  • CNBC

    C O R R E C T E D V E R S I O N

    Here are the best ones: Santelli, Cashin, Gasperino, Faber, Tyler Matheson, and Insana (on the rare occasions when he’s there)

    Here are the good ones: Kernen, Quick, Ratigan,

    Here are the ones that are neutral (anyone not listed below)

    Here are the annoying ones / light weights: Erin Burnette, Melissa Francis, Michelle C C, Carl Quinanilla, Bill Griffith, Sue Hererra, Trish Regan, Sharon Epperson (Oil).
    Here are the bad ones that shamelessly shill for whatever special interest; Cramer, Kudlow, Bartiromo, Nesto, Bouroudjian, Dennis Neale, John Harwood

    Here are the losers; Liesman, Haines (he used to be good when he was on Squawk but now seems like a broken man or just burned out, Dennis Neale (honorable mention), John Harwood (honorable mention)

  • pwr

    (31 October 2008) 08:00
    I thought Larry Kudlow would sprain his back this morning when he was throwing softballs to Senator McCain. This biased ad segment for Senator McCain was not just lame, but was presented under the very “objective” and news worthy title of “Breaking News”. When I try to write these people, their directors, etc. I’m lucky to find one email address.
    Does anyone have their email directory?
    Thanks for the site!

  • c beaulieu

    Kudlow is the worst. How is this guy getting more air time. He was dead wrong in 2001 saying the mkt would rally. He basically had the market hunky dory until September. Is the credibility not gone. LARRY, YOU SUCK. Your commentary is terrible. You are the typical right wing shill who thinks cutting business taxes will solve anything, and the free markets will solve everything. Come on, is this rhetoric not dead. For the record, IBM, GE or fill in whatever big multinational you want isn’t adding jobs because you cut taxes. Free markets aren’t solving anything. All the free markets guys are actually hiding under their desks right now. I know, I trade with them everyday.

  • Matt Fields

    It’s funny in a sick way how CNBC continually gets financial news wrong, and then blames others and think we’re too stupid to notice that they screwed up!

  • Hugh Barth

    kudlow is the Rush Limbaugh of Wall Street.

  • Dan

    OMFG Those whores played womens curling over the 1st period of the Canadian Mens hockey game, screw them!!!!! Hockey is so much more important than women throwing rocks…..

    morons Im mad

  • Martin Phelps

    Larry kudlow needs to shut his big mouth. I cant beleave CNBC lets him run his big mouth. I turn the channel when he is on. There rateings must suck when he is on.

  • Bobdlg29

    Kudlow is a tool and and an egoist. But mostly CNBC is the great tool enabler to run a needed programming segment into the ground.

    Michell Caruso-CabraraCabrara when standing in is no less the female equivalent. Sadly this whole business genre is just an immature freak show!