Jim Rogers Calls CNBC A Market PR Agency Whose Sole Purpose Is To Make Stocks Go Higher
A "cheeky" Jim Rogers appeared earlier on CNBC Europe (which
incidentally is orders of magnitude better than its US equivalent), and
confirmed the depths to which the once relevant and informative TV
station has now fallen. In a discussion over the European Stress BS,
the topic turned to the role of PR agencies when it comes to shaping
popular perceptions, at which point this slipped: "The whole purpose of
PR is to make stocks go higher. That's what CNBC and many many PR agencies are all about. Yes,
they make things look better for a while. Are they really better? No."
Propaganda, in other words. And in the corporatist circle jerk world,
advertisers still flock to it, even as the broader public reaches
levels of skepticism never before seen courtesy precisely of such
blatantly fraudulent media contraptions, and vacates the GE soon to be
spin off in unprecedented quantities. The American public may be lazy,
but it sure is getting more intelligent, and wiser to the tricks of the
media propaganda trade.