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Arthur Delaney

Cavuto: Tea Party Protests To Be "Infiltrated" By Diabolical Liberals (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News' Neil Cavuto reported Tuesday that the tax day tea party movement is being "infiltrated" by well-organized liberals out to destroy it. "Onl...

Arthur Delaney

Fox News Hosts Join Right-Wing "Tea Party" Movement (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Santelli and CNBC may be keeping their distance from the tax day tea party movement Santelli inadvertently spawned in an on-air rant, but Fox New...

Arthur Delaney

Vitter Wants National Tea Party Day | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tax day tea party movement is gaining steam, as TV celebrities and political figures try to glom onto what might be a burgeoning populist groundsw...

Arthur Delaney

Tea Party Organizers: Local Governments Trying To Shut Us Down | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Organizers of tax day tea party protests are reporting some resistance to the anti-tax, anti-spending movement from local governments. The anti-tax ac...

Arthur Delaney

Tea Party Pooper: Rick Santelli Wants Nothing To Do With Protests He Spawned | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been over a month since CNBC's Rick Santelli called for a Chicago "Tea Party" during an impromptu rant against the government "rewarding bad beha...

The Genius of Glenn Beck

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck does it all. I saw his genius in that classic post hemorrhoid surgery YouTube piece. God only knows what the hell that was about, but I watched it, muttering, "Beck is a genius."

Atlas: Shrug This!

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Dorchen

Please, go right ahead, underestimate the power of human beings to live without you golden gods who inhabit the penthouses of the world.

Jeff Zucker and the CNBC Straw Man

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

CNBC has been setting a new standard in irresponsibility this year, an outlandish standard the rest of the business media has mostly avoided.

Jason Linkins

CNBC Anchors Change Tune On Obama (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a long while, CNBC has been one of the White House's most fervent critics, what with all the "wealth destruction" and the support for "loser's mor...

AIG and the Undeserving Rich

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

For years unbridled capitalism has beat down and bloodied the working middle class in this country. Those chickens are now coming home to roost.

The Weird Contradictions of the Tea Bag Revolution

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It turns out that that the tea baggers, led in part by Michelle Malkin, Glenn Reynolds and the Coward Rick Santelli, are politically more in line with the tax policies of King George than the views of the colonial patriots.

Sam Stein

Santelli, Sen. Kyl Push Back Against "Outrage" Over AIG Bonuses [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Rick Santelli appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to respond to criticism over his AIG remarks. "The people who love to misinterpret you are alre...

Entertainment vs. News

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

We don't need flash, flag-throwing or yelling at the camera. We just need honest, factual stories. And we need reporters who can give us those stories in a responsible and trustworthy manner.

Thank You Jon Stewart

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Jon's looking out for us, so let's have his back while he's under attack from those who would rather blame the crisis on hard working Americans.

Jason Linkins

Final Thoughts On Cramer Vs. Stewart | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The funny thing about last night's confrontation between Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart is that it didn't really have to happen in the first place. If yo...

Jason Linkins

Time's Poniewozik On CNBC: 'An Alternative Universe, Where Elites Are Populists' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I really must hie thee to the pages of Time Magazine, where James Poniewozik has just unleashed a fantastic commentary and distillation of the weird p...

It's CNBC That Has Not Yet Hit Bottom

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Watching CNBC is harmful to your financial health.

Jason Linkins

CNBC Jon Stewart Response: "Bizarrely Obsessed" With Santelli | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNBC says that Santelli opted out of going on the Daily Show because he felt Stewart was "bizarrely obsessed" with him. You know, in the way that he kept trying to "book" him by "calling" him "repeatedly."

Are You Worthy? It's Time to Question Meritocracy

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

Rick Santelli's self-righteous outburst directed at down-on-their-luck foreclosed home buyers amounts to what the late sociologist William Ryan termed "blaming the victim."

What Battered Newsrooms Can Learn From Stewart's CNBC Takedown

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Jon Stewart's epic, eight-minute takedown of CNBC's clueless, in-the-tank reporting of inflatable bubbles and blowhard CEOs shouldn't be viewed as a stick in the eye -- but a teachable moment.

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Eviscerates CNBC, Santelli On Daily Show (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, lesson learned: do not cancel on The Daily Show. Or at least do not do whatever CNBC and/or Rick Santelli did, in the way they canceled on The Da...

Rick Meet Icarus, Or How the Bright Light of Daily Can Melt the Wax Wings of Cable Fame

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Why Santelli canceled on Stewart, or had it canceled for him, we don't know. Likely it wasn't really for the reason doled out by CNBC, "the story had moved on." What story? That is the real problem.

Conservatives and Their Pity Parties

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

The party out of power is also a party out of touch.

Is Wall Street Still America?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Wall Street uber-ranter Jim Cramer wants America to keep listening to what Wall Street says, but no one is in the mood right now.

Matthews' "Oh God" vs. Santelli's Rant: Which Told Us More About The Press?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Why did the press dub Matthews' remark a "blooper," yet Santellli's rant was crowned a "populist" "shot heard around the world?"