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CNBC Proudly Replays Rick Santelli's Rant

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Once upon a time, cable channels were embarrassed by on-air outbursts or other anchor antics. Now, some are glad to post the video clips on the Internet as quickly as possible to maximize publicity and Web traffic.

On Thursday, CNBC swiftly uploaded a televised rant by Rick Santelli about President Obama's plans to address the housing crisis. By doing so, the network injected the reporter's opinions publicly, and the widely replayed video clip even provoked a response from the White House the next day.

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