Mark Haines Has Passed Away

Tyler Durden's picture

CNBC's Mark Haines has passed away. He was 65. May he rest in peace.






Below is Mark Haines' at his best: forcing corrupt frauds and/or divas to walk off the show.

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Manzilla's picture

A shame. Best one on CNBC hands down. RIP.

bonddude's picture

Ditto. The Barney Frank walk off was the stuff of dreams. RIP.

IdioTsincracY's picture

He would have no problems going after Republicans and GW, even on CNBC

Too bad!

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

@ IdioT

RIP indeed Mark Haines.  I just wrote a small piece about him at my new blog. Because I use my *real name* at my blog, I do not post the link here. Want to see it?  Send me an email (gmail), prove who you are and that you will decent and discrete.  15 ZH-ers have passed the test.

Votewithabullet's picture

A rolling bearing salesman has a blog where he uses his real name but you want to keep it secret? So you have this litmus and you found 15 zh-ers that actually give a fuck. I wonder how many of those are federal agents.   I promise to be "decent" so is your address dumbass

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I regret that I have to decline to send you the link.  You are the first.

I DO like your stuff here at ZH, and your cool name and avatar.

My blog is not the Fight Club.  It is open to everyone on my email Joke List and everyone at my Facebook account.

The 15 ZH-ers who have contacted me have all been very polite and in almost cases rather kind.  I am not worried about federal agents because I have not done anything illegal, well, not much!

I do not sell bearings.  I help my in-laws (in Peru) buy them.

gmrpeabody's picture


"I regret that I have to decline to send you the link.  You are the first."

+1, DoChen

Votewithabullet's picture

Hung pung what happened to your "sense Of humor? I should play coy cause I think your musings in blog form might be the FUCKING MOST USELESS INFO available but I'm sure it would provide non-stop comedy. Six months ago you told me " I am just a 57 year old rolling bearing salesman" I guess, I guess, I guess I didnt know. Either way please reconsider I promise to be "decent". Off topic can your peruvian inlaws hook a nigger up with a "speed bump"? ask me for my e-mail

FreedomGuy's picture

But the arrogant little bastard got reelected. There is a body of thought that says we DO get the government we deserve.

Mark Haines handled himself with class and the proper balance of courtesy and toughness.

ElvisDog's picture

Totally agree. Barney Frank says "Do you want to lose me" and Mark Haines say "Bye".

gmrpeabody's picture

That was CLASSIC.....

There is not much left to CNBC, after today, to tune-in for.

I don't see anyone filling his shoes any time soon.

illyia's picture

Neither do I... whiff of "end of era" in the air?

chumbawamba's picture

Um, why do people still watch CNBC?

chumbawamba's picture

I mean, even if it was just to watch Mark Haines (whom I've never heard of before today) smacking down jack-asses?  Plenty of jack-ass smacking (and better financial news) on YouTube and thereabouts.

I am Chumbawamba.

bonddude's picture

If you never heard of him WHY are you commenting?

chumbawamba's picture

Because fuck him, that's why.

I am Chumbawamba.

High Plains Drifter's picture

i love you chumba and always will. you are a very nice man.

ceilidh_trail's picture

Chumba you are a classless jerk who will not be missed...

My sympathy goes to Mark's family. Mark did his job well and his passing is sad. May God welcome him into heaven.

Votewithabullet's picture

"welcome him to heaven" fuckingLMAOFOTfuckingF.. fucking heaven LOL. Keep clicking  your heels together MF.

Gold Man-Sacks's picture

Hey chumbawannabee, does us all a favor and please shut the fuck up, okay?

Votewithabullet's picture

He's funnier and more relevant than your wining ass so do us All a favor and shut the fuct up, Okay pussy?

chumbawamba's picture

Wow, quite the hate for the contrarian opinion.  Mr. Haines is probably grateful that he no longer has to spend his days being surrounded by absolute idiots spewing nothing but insane rantings that make syphillitic chimps seem rational.

But, if his only claim to fame is being the guy that asked the hard questions then, really, fuck him.  He was still part of an organization that serves no other purpose than to cover for the crimes of the banking oligopoly.  He's complicit.

I am Chumbawamba.

RockyRacoon's picture

He was an avid grower of tomatoes and had many different varieties that he cross-pollinated.  Can't fault a fella for that I suppose.   I will not, however, miss his atrocious comb-over.

Here is one of his more typical moments:

and this:

He did not see the Twin Towers collapsing as "accidental"!

NotApplicable's picture

I watched it at times because it is an excellent source of spin that creates the facade of a functional market.

Or... attempts to.

Between Liesman and Pisani, I'm informed of exactly what flavor of BS TPTB are selling that day. Add in a little Hilsenrath, and it's like a NY Fed puppet suddenly come to life.

It's best watched on a DVR though, that way you can avoid their dueling stock-pumper segments.

RIP, Mark.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Hardly. Telling Frank he was a totally corrupt useless piece of shit would have been a "classic" and much closer to the truth.

Nothing against Haines personally, but CNBC is  fucking joke.

BigJim's picture

Only the good die young.


Ruffcut's picture

Holy shit, One guy on cnbs I actually liked. Could always tell he didn't like the bullshit.

Manzilla's picture

That was the beauty of the guy. Never took BS from anyone.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

His training as a lawyer was often on display when he questioned guests. He didn't take kindly to contradictory statements or circular thinking. I'll never forget when he told someone on the air that he (Mark) didn't suffer fools well.

FEDbuster's picture

One of the good guys. RIP, you will be missed.

aint no fortunate son's picture

Rest in Peace Mark... you were a classic and I always knew where you stood, right or wrong.

In related news, I suppose this will be worth 20 SPX points to the upside.

bigking12345's picture

Seened like the best guy they had, very sad. Now they will replace him with another gay brit or dumb fake titted bitch.

Gimp's picture

Or a gay Brit with fake tits!

Pegasus Muse's picture

Done.  They already hired Simon Hobbs.

FEDbuster's picture

Trump was on a couple of weeks ago by phone, and in classic Trump asked "who is this Simmon guy?" (after Simmon asked a stupid question)  Then proceeded to rip Simmon a new one on his lack of knowledge of the real estate market.  It was great.

BigJim's picture

Probably could have taught him a thing or two about bankruptcy law, too.

FEDbuster's picture

and how to turn a three inch square patch of two foot long hairs into a full head of hair.

The Axe's picture

Rest in Peace..

Gimp's picture

No idea he was 65. RIP Mark, you were one of a few worth watching on CNBC. 

tallen's picture

First Erin, now Mark?

Why the hell would I want to watch CNBC now?

He had a heart attack according to Wikipedia.

Dolar in a vortex's picture

LOL. I thought she was dead when I read your comment.

Too bad about Haines. It must have pained him to be silent on GE.