Saturday, February 21, 2009


Almost the entire crew of CNBC anchors and reporters shares Santelli’s belief that all things money are good and all things not are either bad or just don’t matter. And they share the fantasy that they’re all just regular people, banging out a living, punching the clock at CNBC and the CBOT. Santelli went so far as to invoke that glorious Nixon-era image of the “silent majority.” Some of us remember those good people, who opposed civil rights and wanted to nuke Vietnam. Things are just so simple for the “silent majority,” so much clearer. VIA


CNBCFanAustin said...

Mr. Natural,

Was Mr. Santelli's rant outside the boundaries of journalistic professionalism? Perhaps. But to characterize a network as "evil" and to pain the 50+ on-air personalities at the network as greed-mongers is both irresponsible and ignorant.

If you want to actually learn more about these people that you so clearly despise I would recommend you visit and listen to some of the interviews of the reporters. You will see that they are, in fact, real genuine people and not some creation found in Oliver Stone's Wallstreet. Trust me, not a Gordon Gecko among them.

Mr. Natural said...

Um - including Santelli? LOL@you if you think Santelli is anything but a goddamned overpaid cab driver.

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.