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CNBC Again Shows Its Bias, Promotes Recession Scare, As Yellen Says Better Economy Means Rate Hike OK

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Terry Connelly

Predictably, the bond market and the Dow Jones average both fell quickly on CNBC's one-sided call, bringing quick profits to short hedge funds using high frequency trading to move quickly in and out of the market.

GOP Candidates and "Gotcha": 'Please Don't Hold Us Accountable For Our Outrageous Behavior!'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Wah, wah, wah! That's the collective whining of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and several GOP presidential candidates complaining of unfair, biased, mean-spirited debate moderators and their "gotcha" questions.

Sarah Palin and the Demise of Tea-Party Media

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Palin's accelerated descent this week represents a larger trend within the conservative media. It represents the decline of the tea-party wing of the right-wing press and how a once-flourishing enterprise of outside upstarts, with their eyes on disrupting the GOP hierarchy, have in recent years faded in terms of importance and prestige within that sphere.

CNBC, The Lame Duck Network: Shilling For Short Sellers and Hating Obama Are Not Enough Anymore

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

CNBC should be asking itself why on earth it continues to show such favoritism for the views of market pessimists and short sellers -- indeed, even facilitating such traders profit strategies -- at the expense of their retail TV audience.

Broken News: Is the Crazy Weather Getting to Our Collective Sanity?

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Isn't it strange that the GOP, the political party that has heretofore consistently and vociferously opposed frivolous lawsuits, spurious malpractice claims and the trail lawyers' lobby, has now decided to spend taxpayer money to hire trial lawyers to bring what is essentially a frivolous malpractice lawsuit against President Obama?

Reporter Whose Rant Helped Launch Tea Party Gets Put In His Place

Posted 07.15.2014 | Media

The CNBC reporter whose rant helped launch America's tea party movement was told off Monday amid -- what else -- one of his epic rants. As Rick Sa...

Tea Party Father Santelli Calls His Rant 'The Best 5 Minutes Of My Life'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Five years after his diatribe helped launch the tea party movement in American politics, CNBC rant stylist Rick Santelli called the episode "professio...

It Is Time to Rename Republican Radicals the 'Taker Caucus'

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.

Tea Party Poopers

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

With its stranglehold on the Republican Party and its capacity to paralyze public policy, the Tea (Party), whether it's green or black, is likely to keep many of us awake at night.

Rick Santelli Pushes Government Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

Notorious anti-government ranter and CNBC pundit Rick Santelli says he's suspicious about the motives behind the government's new lawsuit against S&P....

Rick Santelli: 'We Are Now Europe'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Sure, the the economy shrank last quarter for the first time since the Recession ended. But before you freak out, why not let Rick Santelli do it for ...

Against Apocalypticism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Most people probably took the Mayan Apocalypse as light-heartedly as I did, though clearly there were some who really thought the end was nigh. What worries me, however, is that this story is symptomatic of a more pathological apocalypticism that has begun to permeate American culture.

WATCH: Rick Santelli Loses It Over The 'Fiscal Cliff'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

CNBC's resident screaming head Rick Santelli is at it again, and this time he's got some strong words for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. During a...

Rick Santelli Loses It On CNBC

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

CNBC loose cannon and in-house barn burner Rick Santelli let fly a mostly incoherent stream of rage against the wealthy on Friday morning. As if to...

WATCH: Conservative Pundits Allege Conspiracy, Mistakes In Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

Is this the new "truther" crusade? After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a jobs report Friday morning that showed unemployment had fallen t...

Amanda Terkel

Treasury Tries To Bail Out Public Image Of Bailout | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department is worried that the high political cost of some of its key economic intervention programs -- most notably, the b...

The Accidental Truth-Teller: Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and Race

Will Bunch | Posted 02.12.2012 | Media
Will Bunch

Whatever his reason, the idea that Beck re-injected into the national conversation -- that race and the Tea Party are linked -- is an important one.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Senate Candidate Not Quite Sure How The Tea Party Started | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

One of the more interesting downticket races to watch is the GOP's 2012 primary for the Indiana Senate, where six-term incumbent Richard Lugar is faci...

By Not Challenging the Tea Party, the White House Makes It Stronger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This country is discouraged, angry, and frightened. That's the mood that the Tea Party has successfully tapped.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.

Joe Scarborough Slams Rick Santelli For Comparing Wisconsin Protests To 9/11

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough criticized Rick Santelli, his NBC colleague, for comparing the Wisconsin protests to the 9/11 attacks. On Monday's "Morning Joe," S...

The State of Union Address President Obama Should Have Given

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Morris

This might be the time to face some hard truths. And the hard truth is that inequality is economically as well as socially harmful.

The Media Has Failed Us

Steven Bulwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Bulwa

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda rather than informing or entertaining us.

Tea Party Republicans Should Tackle Federal Role in Distorting Markets and Causing Bubbles.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It did not take long for the conflicts to emerge as Republicans struggle to make good on their commitments to reduce federal spending. In the wake of ...

Hey George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, What Was Plan B?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Hegedus

The popular definition of insanity is to keep repeating the same action over and over again expecting a different result. Tuesday's mid-term elections...