The 24-hour ultimatum which Sean Hannity delivered to Roy Moore on Tuesday — clear up the inconsistencies in your defense or drop out — was nothing but a distant memory by Thursday evening. Hannity, on Wednesday’s broadcast, backed off his demand after a receiving an open letter from the Alabama Senate candidate — in which Moore only issued full denials against two of his accusers.“We demanded, rightly, answers from Judge Moore,” Hannity said Wednesday. “And he provided them to the specific questions we asked.”Appearing on The Beat Thursday, CNBC editor at large John Harwood blasted Hannity for doing a 180.“I think Sean Hannity choked at that particular moment,” Harwood said. “Once he heard some answers, they couldn’t quite say to Judge Moore, ‘get out.’ And he said, ‘I know the people of Alabama. They’re good people.’ It’s not about the people of Alabama. It’s about Roy … [Read more...] about CNBC’s John Harwood: By Abandoning Roy Moore Ultimatum, ‘Sean Hannity Choked’
CNBC anchor Dennis Kneale‘s contract is up soon with the business network, and he’s found an odd way to make a pitch to stay around Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.He’s gone public about the contract status, taking a shot at execs in the process, in a Business Insider profile sure to ruffle what are likely the last feathers of his stay at the network.Vince Veneziani at Business Insider has the exclusive interview:It isn’t clear whether all four anchors of “Power Lunch” will hold on to their spots in the one-hour remake. Kneale himself admits he doesn’t know: “They haven’t told us,” he says of CNBC brass.This just as Dennis’s contract is due to run out at CNBC. After a 25-year career at The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, he joined CNBC in October of 2007. Given that the average contract in television is three years, that means his contract is likely coming up for renewal this fall. So far, CNBC hasn’t told … [Read more...] about Did Dennis Kneale Seal His CNBC Fate With Business Insider Profile?
MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan was a guest on The Colbert Report – a show where the character Stephen Colbert plays despises MSNBC but probably agrees with a lot of Ratigan’s more libertarian points of view.But the most interesting exchange came as Colbert pressed Ratigan on his previous hosting gig – at CNBC’s Fast Money, particularly before the 2008 collapse.It started with a joke from Colbert: “Are you the guy who gets the facts, talking points from the White House everyday, or does that go straight to Rachel?”But then he turned to CNBC. “I was hoping you hadn’t seen that,” said Ratigan. Then he tried to justify his advice on the program – particularly in light of his new type of show on MSNBC: I very much enjoyed the conversation. I enjoyed hosting the program, I enjoyed working with the traders, those who, in that environment, were trying to figure out how to invest the money. And then we’re all sitting there in 2008 and … [Read more...] about Colbert To Dylan Ratigan: “It Occurred To You In 2008 That People Were Watching” CNBC?
CNBC anchor Mark Haines has died, the network said Wednesday morning. CNBC president Mark Hoffman called Haines a “building block” of the financial networks’ programming. “With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview style, he was a constant and trusted presence in business news for more than 20 years,” Hoffman said in a statement to CNBC employees. “From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro.,” said Hoffman. “Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.”The New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment Wednesday in honor of Haines. CNBC reports news of Haines’ death came as a shock on the trading floor:Traders at the normally bustling New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment of silence.“He worked his way into this community very well. When the news popped out this morning it swept across the floor in … [Read more...] about CNBC Reports Anchor Mark Haines Has Died
The banner at the start of the CNBC segment reads “What’s the Deal?” And that’s a question some viewers may have asked by the end of the segment after watching CNBC’s Rick Santelli go very nearly grandma-punching crazy in a segment about spending and the debt ceiling. “I don’t believe in compromise on spending,” Santelli shouted. “There’s no compromise. Stop spending.” And from there it got weirder. Referring to a comment from Warren Buffet about the debt ceiling negotiations referring to the negotiations as a game of Russian roulette, Santelli said “there’s a bullet in the gun. If we keep spending, for sure we’re going to hit something and it’s going to bleed!Shouting, pointing at the camera and gesturing wildly with his arms, Santelli was surrounded at times by traders who seemed unafraid that the CNBC star might explode. Fortunately, he ended the segment with a salute and a smile.Watch it here, … [Read more...] about CNBC’s Rick Santelli Goes Bonkers In On-Air Debate Over Debt Ceiling
Fox Business Network regular guest and radio host Carol Roth has been hired by CNBC to be an on-air contributor. Roth has previously appeared regularly on FBN with Stuart Varney on Varney & Company. Roth, a former investment banker, will weigh in with regular insights into the stories driving financial markets for CNBC’s audience. Roth burst onto the scene in late 2012 when she took on CNN host Piers Morgan and objected to his assertions about the necessity for stricter gun laws in the United States. Roth took to her Twitter account to object to Morgan’s comments and eventually made her way on to his show.Roth will continue to host The Noon Show on WGN-AM Chicago. UPDATE: In an email to friends and colleagues, Roth details her new role at CNBC:As a young investment banker, I began my career watching CNBC first thing every morning (or I guess very, very late at night since I was known to have pulled regular all-nighters). Back then I never would have imagined being a … [Read more...] about Mediaite Exclusive: Fox Business Network Regular Guest Carol Roth Joins CNBC As A Contributor
Why is CNBC no longer using Nielsen? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, they think Nielsen is underreporting just how big its audience is, not accounting for “out of home viewing,” like if people are watching CNBC on a plane or in their offices.It’s worth noting here that last June, it was observed that CNBC’s ratings sank to the lowest they’ve been since 1997.CNBC President Mark Hoffman explained, “Nielsen has never measured us accurately. If we can’t count the people the right way we can’t get paid the right way.”Now, it should be noted, this is only for daytime programming, CNBC reportedly still plans on using Nielsen for its primetime shows.CNBC’s main rival, the Fox Business Network, plans to continue with Nielsen however — as one FBN executive told the Journal: “Only using the numbers you like is a little tough to sell.”[image via CNBC]— —Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac … [Read more...] about CNBC to Stop Using Nielsen Numbers to Track Daytime Ratings
CNBC is set to host the third Republican presidential primary debate tonight, October 28, from the University of Colorado Boulder. The field will be split between both an undercard and a primetime debate. The debate is officially titled “The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote”.CNBC has announced that only subscribers to a satellite or cable provider will be able to stream the debate through CNBC TV. Additionally Westwood One radio and SiriuxXM satellite radio channel 112 will carry the debates.The event will be moderated by Carl Quintanilla who co-anchors Squawk on the Street, Becky Quick from Squawk Box, and CNBC chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood. The topics in the two-hour event are expected to focus largely on job growth and the economic sector.[images via Wikipedia Commons] Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about How to Watch CNBC’s Republican Debate Live-Streaming Online
The economy.Much has been written here and elsewhere that we’re already witnessing the craziest election cycle in this country’s history, and we’re still about three months out from the Iowa Caucus. Much of the drama from this made-for-cable-news reality show comes from the GOP side of the house… a side that once had 17 candidates and still somehow has almost that many. It’s all a very imperfect combination of the thin-skinned outsiders (Trump and Carson), social media’s lack of filter (which Trump exploits every 12-37 minutes), rattled establishment players (primarily Jeb!), a befuddled candidate who looks at the outsiders and shakes his head in disbelief they have the support they do (Kasich), jolly entertainers (Christie, who is infinitely more likable than anyone expected), and relatively young Senators looking to be the perfect contrast to Hillary (Rubio, Cruz). And that list only includes a little over half the field.And with this dream reality … [Read more...] about Thanks to CNBC, Fox Biz Knows What
<!--[CDATA[Brian Jones, who has been the president of Fox Business Network since May following the exit of Roger Ailes deputy Bill Shine, didn't take the usual route to the top. He dropped out of the University of Tulsa to work so he could send money to his single mother and younger brother in East Baltimore, Maryland. His first job was at KTLU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he came up through local news before joining Fox News in 1995 in the business development unit.When FBN launched 10 years ago, it was easily dismissed as an also-ran to market leader CNBC. But the network has ridden a wave of economic populism (and luring former CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo) to four consecutive quarters as the No. 1 business news network. For the third quarter, FBN averaged 187,000 viewers for its business-day programming compared to CNBC's 152,000, according to Nielsen. CNBC edged out FBN in the adults 25-54 demographic (26,000 versus 23,000), but FBN was up double digits year-over-year in that … [Read more...] about Fox Business Network Chief Talks Beating CNBC and the Harassment Probe