Matt Taibbi On The CNBC "Presstitutes"

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The top definition of presstitute according to Urban Dictionary is:

1. presstitute
A member of the media who will alter their story and reporting based on financial interests or other ties with usually partisan individuals or groups.

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that the mainstream media can not be identified as anything other that a collective of mediocre, corporate/government ass-kissing presstitutes. Different media outlets cater to different special interests, but the end result is all the same. MSNBC for example is essentially a straight up PR outlet for the Democratic Party, while Fox News represents the neo-con arm of the Republican Party and the military-industrial complex generally.

CNBC has a special position in the presstitute media hierarchy. They basically defend Wall Street at all costs. The station represents the most important media gatekeeper for the financial oligarch, crony class.The following video is an interview on the daily political talk show Majority Report, hosted by Sam Seder. In this episode, he discusses with Matt Taibbi the recent appearance of Salon’s Alex Pareene on CNBC in which Maria Bartiromo unabashedly presstitutes herself out for Jaime Dimon and JP Morgan in an utterly embarrassing manner.
The clip is a little over 16 minutes, but well worth your time. Sam Seder is pretty hilarious and his rapport with Taibbi is excellent.
So here’s my question for Maria. If all that matters is the bottom line “ex-legal problems” then why did the Feds raid the Silk Road rather than allow them to “settle without admitting guilt?” After all they were a “cash generating machine” too. Take that one on Money Honey.


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22winmag's picture

Journalists or J'Whorenalists?

g'kar's picture

The Collective speaks with one voice.

TeamDepends's picture

This is an insult to ho's the world over.

ACP's picture

Damn, if I were a CEO of a big bank I can get Maria to blow me too...nice. I wonder if she swallows.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Throw her in prison for being an "economic criminal enabler" and she will do whatever she needs to.  After all she is a prestitute.

old naughty's picture

What, you think that little call to the editor(s) only happen in the movies?

And all the Deep Throat spewed only the truth?

ACP's picture

Maria wouldn't know the truth if I spewed it all over her face in big white gobs.


Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Becky Quick does. Also truth=Warren Buffett nut. 

Richard Chesler's picture

Ah Maria Fartaroma, there was nver a banster cock she found too sour.

imaginalis's picture

Duff McDonald? What a roaster.

philipat's picture

Why can't there be a Financial Channel that "Tell's it like it is"?

1. No Talking Heads form Wall Street without fees promoting stocks

2. No Advertising.

What a Sad world we live in and all the more important that the freedom of the Internet is preserved, despite all attepts to shut it down.

GetZeeGold's picture



CNBC.....sponsored by GE and Sheri's Ranch.


It's all about the fantasy....


The following is for mature viewers only.

The Alarmist's picture

"why did the Feds raid the Silk Road rather than allow them to “settle without admitting guilt?” After all they were a “cash generating machine” too. "

Their pockets weren't deep enough to make sufficient contributions to the right campaigns, to employ an army of lobbyists, and to have enough cash left over after all that to pay the slap-on-the-wrist fine that would have kept them out of jail.

beachdude's picture

Squawk box has become unwatchable with the addition of Sorkin. Becky Quick is insufferable with her faces and mannerisms... she just gets worse to have to look at over time. Kernan tries to hold it all together, but they've tried to make this production "entertainment", more and more meaningless banter and bleating in a vain attempt to "shine the spotlight" on the aforementioned ebullient personalities.

Just dreck...

nmewn's picture

The larger criminal enterprises always attack the smaller competitors, its how they remain large ;-)

Drachma's picture

Back-stratchers, boot-lickers, ass-kissers, smiling apple-polishers, suck-ups, shameless ingratiators, servile fawners, obsequious kowtowers, brown-nose toadiers, kneeling panderers, curry-favoring grovellers, bow and scaping trucklers...whores...

Thank God I got that off my chest.

Wahooo's picture

Wow! A 5-patty cheeseburger. Guess you probably do work up a real appetite at the ranch.

aldousd's picture

Becasuse it costs money to have a Financial channel?  I am not in favor of 'presstitutes' but you're sounding pretty dumb asking for something with nobody paying for it. You think it would be better if it were a public, ie, government institution? Yeah, we'd certainly get the unadulterated truth then....

I am more equal than others's picture




A prostitute can douche the dungeon of pleasure and be somewhat clean and ready to go again.  A pressitute has no douche and becomes dirtier and less useful to their pimps. 

Montezuma's picture

It doesnt sell yet. Sorry to break it to day but world is full of retards who want social porn and bullshit fame stories not news.

Find an article called "The Idiot Culture" by Bernstein. Its the fame and rock star culture. Except now the "stars" are CEOs and WS Gurus.


Ps. Can you think about a channel that tells people how banks are robbing your money with their phony products? People might start to question why the hell do we need a complex too big to fail banking system when they should be just lending out money and market making. Not creating huge derivatives from nothing.


Buck Johnson's picture

No kidding, this whore is literally a whore.  So many rumors about her and what she did for access and why/how she married that fund manager. 

Stackers's picture

Name 3 things JPM has done illegal

1. Electricity rate rigging
2. Mortgage security fraud
3. Madoff bank for 20 years
4. Defrauded credit card customers by jacking payment schedules
More ?

LawyerScum's picture

Didn't JPM end up with the cash Corzine looted from his clients?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Chump change. They put that cash in the Xmas cleaning person tip jar, then took 90% as their management fee.

22winmag's picture

It goes back to before WWI... with JPM brokering and financing illegal steel and arms deals to the British and French in violation of the Neutrality Act.

The Alarmist's picture

Come on, now ... these are nothing more than unproven allegations.

GetZeeGold's picture mean they're real allegations and not just rumors?

NoDebt's picture

Are you implying Mark Hanes' untimely death may not have been from "natural causes"?

rqb1's picture

I always liked Mark. 

Dingleberry's picture

And that's just the shit we know of.  

I would add the Whale Trade, manipulating (shorting) silver, Jefferson County bribes (politicians went to jail but no banksters!?), etc. etc. 

If the mob did this they would be charged under RICO. 


swampyankee's picture

You JPM's forgot RINs trading and how it fucks us all with higher gas prices.


Nice moobs.

SMG's picture

I hope every single one of you journalists who are implicated by article read this.  You are betraying innocent people who look to you to explain to them the truth about how they are being harmed.  Do not kid yourself, the people at the top are causing much suffering and even death among honest hardworking citizens.  The people at the top need their sins exposed.  Do not let the evil ones get away with this.

Help Is Not Coming's picture

Everything is based on trust. Trust that the gov't does the right thing. Trust that your elected politicians actually represent your interests. Trust that the press is actually reporting the truth. Trust that the money that we're getting paid with actually will hold its value. Trust that your pension will be there when you get there. Trust that the public school system will actually provide your child with an education. Trust, Trust and more trust.

There is less and less trust these days in anything and it is something that is becoming increasingly rare in this country.

That fact that CNN's ratings have sunk to new lows just shows that the people are increasingly not buying what the presstitutes are selling.

El Oregonian's picture

Well, if your name is Jamie I'm sure she'd let you play in her "soft patch".

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

And it is saying: Resistance is futile. Arguments are irrelevant. Prepare to be assimilated.

You're fighting the Borg. Prepare accordingly.

iDealMeat's picture

And so fuckin what..  Rolling Stone whores themselves out too for the ad dollar..   Don't watch teevee or don't buy the frickin mag..

SoCalBusted's picture

+1 Flipped through an issue of RS that my daughter bought.  Not much news about music.  Mostly an Obama script.  Miss P.J.  Oh, and the mag is pretty thin, even after reducing the size of the pages.

BeetleBailey's picture

Used to read RS. Now....not.

They taint lick the Obama......whatever the fuck it is.

Partisan hacks. ...and their music reviews started sucking....

GetZeeGold's picture



Remember when they use to play music on MTV and you got your music news from John Stewart?


A real sign you're getting old!


MTV doesn't play music anymore and John Stewart just does the regular news.

heinrich6666's picture

See the trainwreck of an interview Taibbi did with David Ray Griffin to see what a hack he is.

McMolotov's picture

"Journalists" felate the powers-that-be hoping they'll somehow gain access to the Big Club™. Witness all the "journalists" who have jumped ship and latched onto the Obama administration.

It's really quite pathetic. They're like the slutty high school girl who fucks 50 guys thinking it'll make her popular.

The people in charge view these morons exactly the same way all sociopaths throughout history have: as useful idiots.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

the slutty high school girl who fucks 50 guys thinking it'll make her popular.

What makes you think that any girl who would do 50 guys would not be popular???  Look at Sasha Grey.  Popular?  Try stinking rich too.

El Oregonian's picture

You know if she attached each one she's had on to her outside she'd be a walking porcupine.

OldPhart's picture

Oh, fer fucks sake's! 

Is there anyone on Zero Hedge that watches the 'news' as resembling little more than a 'Road Runner/Wiley Coyote' Cartoon?

We've hung around these haunts.  We've already jeered the institutionalized asshats that we see on the televison, hear on the ra-didio, and see and ignore on yourboob.

We already know this shit.  We've been tracking it for the last five years or so.

When are we going to put a stop to it?  When is someone going to step out of the crowd and into the camera to call bullshit to all of it, or to make a pretty graphic demonstration of how fed up we really are?


prains's picture

Whores generally provide a private service to a customer that once the transaction is complete it no longer has any outside effect barring physical or moral concerns. In this sense, it's a closed loop outcome. What these "pressitutes" accomplish is FAR from a closed loop outcome and their actions have huge effects on other parties outside the "bedroom". What they point to, < more than just cronyism, corruption, servitude to a paymaster> is that the nSSA/uSSA is a FAILED MERITOCRACY.

The democratic idea>>

that your age, class or race is no bar to your future success if you're smart, work hard and set out to accomplish your goals, MERIT will see you succeed...... NO LONGER APPLIES, so you needn't apply either.


this disease is central to all the cultural and social problems that has plagued the nSSA for centuries and all we've done is reach it's natural like it's Nov.9, 1989. <in reverse>

smlbizman's picture

i watched this earlier.....tell me something we dont know....still spread the word..

Burticus's picture

It's "LAMESCREAM."  The cheerleading presstitutes in the lamescream corporate media cartel who mindlessly parrot the gubbermint-sanctioned drivel on their teleprompters.

Ho lee fok.  Sum ting wong.

Eireann go Brach's picture

Maria's titts are so saggy now, she needs to tuck those puppies in her shoes!