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With Total Viewers Sliding To 7 Year Lows, Is CNBC Fading Into Obscurity?

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In the past 24 hours, some readers have been surprised to learn that as Jeff Reeves of InvestorPlace states, total Q2 CNBC viewership as calculated by Nielsen, has tumbled to to the lowest it has been since Q3 2005. This merely confirms that the trendline in our periodic observations of CNBC traffic was more than merely seasonal or VIX-related: it has been one long secular decline, peaking in the quarter of Lehman's demise and down hill ever since.

Reeves focuses on some specifics:

  • Squawk Box (6-9 a.m.) is supposed to prime traders before the bell. The show posted its lowest rated its time block since Q4 2006.
  • The Closing Bell (3-5 p.m.) is supposed to wrap up the day’s action. The slot posted its fifth-lowest rating in total viewers and second-lowest ratings in the key 25-54 demographic since 1997.
  • Fast Money (5-6 p.m.) is focused almost specifically on swing trading stocks. That time slot showed the lowest rating for the 25-54 demo since 1997 — and lowest in total viewers since Fast Money launched in 2006.

Yet none of the above compares to the Nielsen-sourced data Zero Hedge compiled showing CNBC viewerships since the beginning of 2004.

The chart speaks thousands of words about the shrinking viewer engagement with either CNBC the financial news station, or CNBC the financial news station.

What the clearly chart shows is that despite occasional risk flaring episodes, and a general preponderance of either 'good news' or 'bad news' regimes, the prevailing trendline is one of anti-Gartman proportions: from top left to bottom right.

Reeves attempts to give some explanations of his own explaining this troubling for Comcast trend:

It must be noted that it’s not their fault the market is miserable, and bad ratings don’t necessarily reflect bad shows. After all, we don’t blame builders like Pulte or Lennar for causing the housing crisis with poorly made homes.

It’s also worth noting that many cable networks are experiencing a viewership drain as many younger folks take their eyeballs to the Internet — and CNBC is hardly ignoring the move to online content. Its website gets some 8 million unique visitors every month, and a shrewd partnership with Yahoo! is teaming up the megasite Yahoo Finance with CNBC to tap into an even more massive chunk of the financial media audience.

But for whatever reason, investors are tuning out CNBC on their TV sets. That’s further proof that the market is jaded, that volume will remain low in the summer and that most investors are scared or nervous about what to do next.

Zero Hedge being Zero Hedge will add one more: perhaps CNBC's viewers have gotten tired of getting just one side of the newsflow: the always rosy, and over the past 5 years, always wrong one.

Which also explains the growth of alternative financial media venues: those unconstrained in the type of data they can report on and analyze. More importantly: those unconstrained by what producers scream in their earpiece. In retrospect, they have much to be grateful to CNBC for- if for whatever reason the financial channel was not hemorrhaging eyeballs, there would be no new captive audience to, well, capture.

Finally, whatever the reason for the endless bleed in CNBC viewership one thing we can be sure of: the advertisers - that lifeblood of every media outlet - are certainly not happy.


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Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:20 | 2566630 Sircornflakes
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With Total Viewers Sliding To 7 Year Lows, Is CNBC Fading Into Obscurity?





God, I hope so.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:26 | 2566644 monkeyboy
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Muwhahahahaha! Good!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:32 | 2566668 Pladizow
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Cheerleaders Neer Being Cancled?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:46 | 2566708 Cdad
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Jim Cramer is completely unwatchable.  Good thing they have in on 3-4 times a day...and put him in the late Mark Haines seat.  Yikes.  Someone seriously needs to ask the board at COMCAST...what's the plan here?  And someone from the board should seriously recommend that Cramer get himself on Abilify immediately.  

And the screaming thing on that network...good grief.  It is as if they are trying to make up for a complete lack of content and understanding of the current shit stew markets by YELLING ALL THE TIME [Sullivan, Wapner, Cramer].  What the hell is going on at that place, seriously?

And please...for God's sake...someone just tell Joe Teranova to stop getting backwards every day on every trade.  I literally wince every time that guy makes a call.

You got your Closing Bell segment tanking real hard ever since Maria "sexiest hair alive" Bartiromo simply lost all curiousity about things...faithfully putting on the bull/bull debate for every final hour of the market session, along with Bill "I should have stayed retired" Griffith.  Painful.

Not only is everything on the network completely useless to a trader, the whole broadcasting day is just getting more and more unwatchable. overpaid to become majority shareholder of this mess...what the F are you going to do?  Might I suggest....SOMETHING?

Thank God for ZH! 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:50 | 2566721 Pladizow
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From your astute description you sound like an avid watcher? - They need more like you!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:52 | 2566731 Cdad
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For years, yes.  More recently...I tossed my tv in the dumpster, finally.  However, I have a CNBC stream now...and sometimes watch...until, like I said, the pain of it just causes me to shut it down.  It is crazy painful to watch.


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:55 | 2566736 Xibalba
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reflects the volume in the markets....vapor.  

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:09 | 2566754 Popo
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I blame it entirely on Lauren Lyster's breasts -- which have converted millions over to RT.

Well... That, and the fact that she actually has the only financial show worth watching.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:31 | 2566821 Savyindallas
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Mainstream gals are not very talented -ever since Hollywood ws taken over by the hebes, most girls had to suck a lot of old geezer cock and sleep their way to the top-same way for young studs. Alternative media allows nice, talented girls the opportunity to be successful.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:35 | 2566827 Vampyroteuthis ...
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People tired of MS media's lies about the economy. The box cries, "Buy buy buy" as the stock crashes. Such a pity.... NOT!!!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:28 | 2566938 FEDbuster
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I just try to catch some highlights of the guys I like here or on Youtube.  Santelli, Peter Schiff, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Kyle Bass, etc...  If I want Kool aid, I'll go to my refrigerator.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:41 | 2567097 economics9698
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Lauren Lyster's tits are really nice.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 06:24 | 2567605 i-dog
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One does have to laugh at how the camera always starts under the table on her [grrrreat] legs ... then pans up to whatever else is happening. LOL ... even RT knows what viewers really want from a financial news program.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 06:46 | 2567624 GCT
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LOL i-dog you got that right!  At my age ass and tits are over rated!  Lauren does have some brains to go with those great looks though.  Tough to get your news from Russian Times LOLOLOL! 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:42 | 2567100 Michael
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A few minutes a day I put it on just for the numbers and imediately hit the mute button.

But you can't get away without seeing the commentators jumping around with their arms and hands flailing around like it's a Gorilla Trade infomercial. Too pathetic to watch.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:24 | 2567160 Skateboarder
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At one point I thought I should become a daytrader so that I could sit on my ass and stare at screens all early morning and afternoon in PST, and be out skateboarding at 2pm by market close in NY. Further research showed me that I stood no chance against the evil genius Russian algorithms and seasoned real-person traders and sitch,

But anyway, the the moral of the story is that it was about the only time in my life I watched CNBC, when I performed a two-day trial of being a daytrader. And holy shit dude, the entire time it was so annoying... how do people stand watching that garbage?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:37 | 2567192 Stackers
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Modern day snake oil salesmen.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 03:55 | 2567534 AldousHuxley
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forget day trading unless you are riding the QE directional wave.


Admit it you are just speculating while people like James Simons of RenTech has machines with mathematically advantaged algorythms

  • MIT
  • PhD in Math from Berkeley at age 23
  • Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry (only once in 3 years)
  • has his own theory...Chern-Simons theory in condensed matter physics
  • hires world renowned geniuses who understand stuff like hidden markov model in the realm of machine learning (
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 13:11 | 2569748 Diogenes
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But is he as smart as the Nobel Prize winning economists who ran Long Term Capital Management?

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:04 | 2567424 WonderDawg
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CNBC is anathema to a day trader. I don't even turn that shit on. Bullshit and misdirection is all it is. I have a favorite blog I tune into during the day because there are real traders there, posting their trades or at least their analysis of the market all day long. I would quit day trading, like you did, if CNBC was my source of market information.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 03:33 | 2567518 Skateboarder
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This was after nine elevs and before ZH and more widespread "alternative news," and people (including myself) hadn't yet realized WTF was going on. You might say, I was looking at it like a sheep.

Being an apt programmer and having far more economic knowledge now, I'm probably capable of competing in the day trading market now. But I have things to engineer first...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 04:43 | 2567559 brucef9321
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which blog?


Thu, 06/28/2012 - 23:32 | 2572226 WonderDawg
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Daneric's Elliott Waves. Lots of wavers but also many other TA's with alternate viewpoints. There are some very sharp people who comment throughout the day. Also some idiots, but they're easy to identify and ignore.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:49 | 2567326 Freddie
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Santelli, Peter Schiff, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Kyle Bass, etc..

They were worth it but I dumped tard TV years ago.  Guy Adami was sometime funny on Fast Money along with Jeff Mackey when he was coked up or high on something.

TV is shit and the only news even cloe to reality is RT.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 02:00 | 2567465 Freewheelin Franklin
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When Santelli finally leaves, it will be all over for CNBC. Comcast will have to try to buy Blommberg, or something.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:30 | 2567705 Baghdad-Bob121
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Santelli is the ONLY reason I still watch CNBC.  In my opinion CNBC views are leaving is the LEFTIST lean...  AND obviously in bed with the DNC!  Look at MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, et al... Numbers are crap and losing $$$.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:30 | 2567698 bdc63
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CNBC is fucked up on SOOOOOO many levels they are beyond fixing. 

I still have it on in the background though almost daily -- but ALWAYS while I'm also reading ZH postings.  I feel like I make better decsions by know both the "truth" that the sheeple are being fed and the 'truth' that is ZH.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:36 | 2566830 Cursive
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LL is the bomb.  And I'm liking Parmy Olson in a librarian kind of way.  CNBS has a permabull programming constraint and can't compete with new media.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:40 | 2567095 monkeyshine
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HFT Computers do not watch TV.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 03:38 | 2567520 Max Fischer
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In the interest of being fair and balanced, I think it's important for ZHers to understand that television viewers have been in decline at ALL stations, especially at News Corpse - that disgustingly partisan, vile, tabloid hack operation where bobble-headed carnival barkers disguised as reputable news anchors feign faux outrage and drum up faux McCarthyism-style garbage to gullible, narrow-minded, easily angered conservatives who are bitterly mad that a NIGGER-HITLER is living in their WHITE house. "I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!"  

Last month, the prime time Nielson ratings had Faux News at their lowest level since 2008 with a 20% decline in the all important 18-49 age bracket. ABC was down 21%. CBS and NBC were only down 8% and 3% respectively. CNN, who pioneered the 24 hour news station, has been on a terminal decline for years.  Executives at all stations are looking for excuses, everything from the DVR to the distractions of social media to the internet in general. Whatever the reason, TV viewers are in decline across the ENTIRE SPECTRUM of channels. The decline at CNBC is no different than anywhere else.



Thu, 06/28/2012 - 04:49 | 2567562 maxcody
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Not trure!  FOX news has taken away from all!

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 04:48 | 2567563 maxcody
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Not trure!  FOX news has taken away from all!

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 04:58 | 2567568 maxcody
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 - you are out to lunch!  I have relatives working at CNN and it is very bad.  The Uber Left has CBS,NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and they are dying just like Greece.  I watch CNBC and have written them about the UBer left hitmen!  They all go to the same failed economic church!


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:18 | 2567268 palmereldritch
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I blame it entirely on Lauren Lyster's breasts -- which have converted millions over to RT.

CNBC has heard your comment and YOU SHOULD KNOW that it is thanks to you that for July sweeps week Cramer will now be going topless.

Thanks again.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:01 | 2567422 Flakmeister
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This is what you do best.... stick to it. You'll be better off...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:15 | 2567811 palmereldritch
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Keep denying the sun dummy.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 09:49 | 2568118 Flakmeister
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The solar output and the temperature record have diverged over the past ~30 years:

You would have been a dandy court jester...


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:04 | 2587287 palmereldritch
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The Cloud Mystery

"In this film, the UN climate concensus is seriously challenged..."

And you'd make a helluva of a Statist Science Pimp...oh, wait...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:34 | 2566959 PC Load Letter
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Here is a summary of a typical CNBC day:

Jim Cramer - telling people to buy stocks near 52 week highs and sell them at 52 weeks lows

Sharon Epperson - yelling at the top of her lungs from the oil pit all day

Maria B - "Stocks are off the lows of the day"

Economist from some bank - S&P is going to 1600 by year end

Not surprised their ratings suck. They add zero value


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:33 | 2567260 FEDbuster
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You forgot Steve Liesman worshiping the Bernak's every word, and Becky Quicky fluffing Warren Buffet once a month.

I would tune in to watch Rick Santelli interview Jon Corzine from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, a Fight Club moment to be sure.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 02:02 | 2567468 Rahm
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PPV, i'd order that up!

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:09 | 2567655 Rip van Wrinkle
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If John Corzine appeared on thee CBOT floor, he'd be taken out in a wooden box.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:28 | 2566815 Savyindallas
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formerly addicted to Cramer? Even the crack addict dope fiends look down on your type. Good luck in your recovery. Your odds are very good  -truth, reality and honesty will usually get you off that bad habit for good.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:41 | 2566971 youngman
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You missed the Apple all day talk...its Apple..Apple..Apple..all day ..all night..maryanne

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:48 | 2566853 HungrySeagull
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I turned it off years before I discovered Zero Hedge. All that yelling and old fucks muttering vague and has no direction.

To add salt to the wound, having to pay for satellite TV and pay for this shit network.

And the giggling cleavage needs to go too.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:27 | 2567073 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"Good thing they have in on 3-4 times a day...and put him in the late Mark Haines seat."

Jim Cramer, former Goldman Sucks (and I agree, totally unwatchable)- what really happened to Mark Haines anyhow?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:28 | 2567171 Yes_Questions
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a Truth seeker died of a broken heart.

May he rest in peace.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:47 | 2567458 Yamaha
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Correct on all counts.

The shows are like listening to my mother-in-law scream and addes the same value to my life........

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 04:10 | 2567545 jamezelle
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someone just tell Joe Teranova to stop getting backwards every day on every trade . 

I literally wince every time that guy makes a call.

Then you should make a put!


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:31 | 2566822 Animal Cracker
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Definitely.  Just like the newspapers.

And it's not just because of technology - although that has greased the guillotine.  It's because nobody believes a fucking thing they "report" anymore.  And they can throw all the tits and ass they want at the screen - it's over.

They are replaying the demise of the porno mags.  Sure, they were good when that's all we had.  But when the technology allowed real people to challenge their bullshit, all the hard dicks left.

Just die, fuckers.  ZH is my new Bangbus.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:47 | 2566715 Jay Gould Esq.
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Two observations:

1) The case can be made that retail investor participation in the market began its relentless decline precisely at the '08 CNBC ratings "peak." The retail investor has now largely exited this rigged casino which CNBC saw fit to so dutifully exhault ( i.e., "cover" ).

2) CNBC can be considered the financial appendage of the NBC/MSNBC propaganda outfit which is committed to the re-election of the current White House regime. To wit: 5% unemployment during the Bush years ? "The faltering 'Bush economy;' " 8.2% unemployment under the current regime ? "The new normal."

Add to this the farce which is Berkshire's quarterly, Omaha-situ dog ( Rebecca Quick ) and pony ( Uncle Warren ) show ( presented on director's chairs, and always in a short, taut skirt with Cherry Coke refreshment ), any notion of "objective" reportage is rendered moot.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:35 | 2566824 RockyRacoon
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I enjoy the Kudlow Kool-aid Hour.   He is rabidly anti-Obama and has spittle-fits at every teeny slip up by any person with an elected "D" with their name.   He has 5-to-1 "debates" with the 1 being a lone liberal speaker.   I almost want to root for Obama just to see Kudlow have a coronary on air.   Either that or he's angling for a show of his own on Fox.   Maybe he could be a side-kick for Hannity.  He is an embarrassment for the network, farce that it already is.   I keep it on with no sound because the scrolly number thingys at the top and bottom of the screen make me look important in my office.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:49 | 2566855 HungrySeagull
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Bloomberg TV will do you more important than anything else really.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:23 | 2566929 RockyRacoon
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Yeah, but Bloomy ain't got Mandy.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:59 | 2567008 HungrySeagull
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That must mean your Secretary is attractive.

Either that or you are in need of a Office Makeover by firing and hiring.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:47 | 2566983 Quaderratic Probing
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I don't think HF trading computers watch TV nor care about tits. Self programming will screen out BUY BUY BUY calls once they see no match on price.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:31 | 2566818 kengland
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There is the obvious reason for this occuring, poor information, timing, and the ability to really tell the truth, but I think a large chunck of this comes from the even broader trend...that demo is not in the market anymore. The retail investor has disappeared. Volume still is none exsistant. If the retail folks aren't in, they don't need to watch CNBC. Simple but true

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 09:49 | 2568115 StychoKiller
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The May 5th flash crash drove out a large chunk of investors.  The remaining HFT 'bots don't care about T&A, mad tradin' gorillaz, or anything else that's visual.  In fact the HFT botz don't even have eyes.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:34 | 2566672 Silver Bug
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CNBC doesn't even matter anymore. More and more people everyday are waking up to the fact that main stream media is full of it.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:57 | 2566739 Cdad
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Indeed...the epiphany of fascism is starting to dawn on many.  Ratings at CNBC have not fallen exclusively...television ratings more broadly are tanking as people choose the alternatives online...where a guy can simply go look up the truth without interference from Cramer or O'Rielly...and without all the SHOUTING! 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:13 | 2566772 nmewn
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Lets face it...Beaker left and took all the fun out of it ;-)

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:58 | 2566872 NumberNone
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I gotta fever, and the only prescription is more Animal Orchestra. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:02 | 2567019 nmewn
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One of their finest hours.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:04 | 2567239 ZeroAvatar
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"....where a guy can simply go look up the truth without interference.............".     Exactamundo!  Last night, I was watching a local newsteam reporting on the Colorado fires, and the woman began scrolling her I-pad or kindle thingy right on TeeVee.  Wow!.  Even the newcasters get their news from the internet live on the tube.  Who needs any MSM lies and propaganda?  Now, the truth is waiting at everyone's fingertips. Who needs newscasters?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:30 | 2566819 TheFourthStooge-ing
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That raises an interesting point. The numbers presented tell an interesting part of the story and have piqued my curiosity regarding the picture which would emerge if the data were sliced a little differently.

For instance, is CNBC the only turd circling the bowl, or are all the mainstream media caught in the vortex of the flush? Total viewership numbers of CNBC, MSNBC, FoxNews, and CNN, as well as total viewership numbers for news oriented programming from ABC, NBC, and CBS over this same time period could reveal if the mainstream media are becoming the sanitary drain media.

It would also be interesting to see the rising/falling credibility of these mainstream outlets with respect to each other. Are the mainstream media bleeding their viewership proportionally, or does the severity range from finger vs table saw to severed femural artery to burst aorta? The viewership share numbers over this period for these media would be an interesting comparison.

(Note: viewership rating and viewership share are different measurements. Share is viewership expressed as a percentage of all people watching television at a given time. Rating is viewership expressed as a percentage of all homes with a television at a given time, regardless of whether the television is being watched or is turned off.)

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 02:57 | 2567499 The Proletariat
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"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." Tyler Durden in Fight Club


And, Fuck CNBC, as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc....etc...etc....

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:06 | 2566757 TN Jed
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GE loss-leader

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:21 | 2566927 npcomplete
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The Pump and Dump Network, CNBS, is losing viewers??? I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.


Santelli is too good for CNBS.


Thu, 06/28/2012 - 03:51 | 2567050 philipat
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It would be so good to have ONE Business news channel that actually does a "Zero Hedge". Right now we only have RT (Keiser and Lyster) which doesn't really count. I suppose the problem is that as soon as CNBS stop licking Wall St's butt, no more free content in the form of guests from FI's. But hasn;t it reached the point where it might be worth a try? As of now, CNBS is totally a waste of time.

Incidentally, if they were really interested in online, why don't they STREAM the fucking thing like Bloomberg. I would suggest that folks become accustomed online to the Bloomberg format and hosts (Including money honeys who are easier on the eye than CNBS) and then just follow on should they watch cable.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:36 | 2567089 vast-dom
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Fake markets gamed by The Fed and garbage and lies fro CNBC driving any sane retail investor out in utter disgust! What do you expect? And how the fuck did we rally today? And Japan rallies tonight? On what? NExt Europe rallies? This is sheer rigged madness! IQuit! 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:42 | 2567310 Freddie
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All of TV, really known as Obama TV, is for retards including Fox.  It is all garabge. Ditto Hollywood.  

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:37 | 2567872 d edwards
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CNN's ratings are in the crapper, too. People are wising up to the liberal socialist bias and 0bama regime propaganda spewed on these networks in the guise of "news".

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:23 | 2568360 TheGameIsRigged
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Gee, I wonder why??????  Oh, yeah....we turn to the news for ACTUAL NEWS - NOT POM POM WAVING - no matter how hot the girls are!!!

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 19:14 | 2582083 ToNYC
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I watch classic DVDs like "The Fugitive Kind" when Joe Ker man gets on with Ricks Scott and Perry starts the full political education attack mode.

Any sign of empathy scraped-up like Passover prep; shades of Axis Power's police.

The man needs to spend more time with his family.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:24 | 2566635 Ignorance is bliss
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Man I love that middle age hot chick on Sqwack Box. Then again the RT chick owns me...Those damn ruskies are hot. I obviously watch the news for the fantasy value.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:28 | 2566651 Marginal Call
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Russian chicks are hot.  But they go from 26 to 62 overnight.  Probably why the men don't last past 50. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:37 | 2566688 CaptainObvious
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This is why man invented vodka.  She might be 30 and look seventy, but who can tell through the vodka haze?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:50 | 2566724 Cdad
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And suddenly...Cdad is craving an ice cold, dry vodka martini...a smidge Drury...I mean dirty.

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 19:16 | 2582097 ToNYC
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Vodka and beer make you leave the bar with Cindy Crawford and wake up next morning with Broderick Crawford.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:20 | 2566798 billsykes
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He's on the money, but 28 is really a fair time to start changing your locks,  at least in eastern Europe, past 30 and they are not aging well. I dumped my eastern euro hottie at 29 who still killed it compared to North american 8's.

Oh ya, and they go crazy very quickly- especially after 28.




Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:46 | 2567208 akak
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Russian chicks are hot. But they go from 26 to 62 overnight.

Hence the old Eastern European saying: "From princess to plow horse".


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:43 | 2566704 Rainman
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speakin of middle age hot chicks, little bro Petey Madoff trades $ 143 billion for 10 years in the can.

$ 143 billion ???    WTF..???

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:56 | 2567001 Sabibaby
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Lots of discussion as to a billion or a million it's a little tought to imagine $143 billion but I'm not sure where he's going to come up with that kind of money? He'll probably have to create all that money out of thin air.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:22 | 2566800 Savyindallas
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I love the RT girls  -do they have calendars?

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 03:53 | 2567067 philipat
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Ignorance must be bliss! First, sorry to disabuse you but Lauren Lyster is not Russian. Sorry, I know you will be shocked. Second, you can tell she is in fact an American by her voice. Which is like a siren. Why do American women "Speak" like they have a peg on their nose rendering what comes out of the mouth more a akin to "Whining" than speaking?

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:33 | 2567713 Abraxas
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Why, most of them do speak thru their noses, kind of. I never realized that until now.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:24 | 2566636 drink or die
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I don't even see it on a screen at the gym anymore.  What a shame, I usually need a good laugh when I'm on the treadmill.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:51 | 2566725 Ineverslice
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Very significant. No more skin in the game.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:23 | 2566638 Slope of Hope
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The women on FBN are much hotter - just saying.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:24 | 2566639 optimator
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They could boost ratings with a super commedy show starring  Liesman and Cramer.  Wouldn't even need writers.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:31 | 2566665 Marginal Call
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A reality show with Kudlow and Lindsay Lohan.


Kudlow and Lilo.  They mob around town looking for investment opportunities, after hours parties, and do pounds and pounds of cocaine. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:43 | 2566845 TheFourthStooge-ing
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optimator suggested:

They could boost ratings with a super commedy show starring  Liesman and Cramer.  Wouldn't even need writers.

The addition of a laugh track alone would be an improvement to their current programming.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:25 | 2566642 Kaiser Sousa
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" I'm just gonna fade into bolivian...."
Mike Tyson...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:25 | 2566643 Marginal Call
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Maybe their viewers went broke and said fuck those guys.  


Preservation of capital is rule #1 in the markets, and watching CNBC puts you in a position to break it. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:33 | 2566669 monkeyboy
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So is the preservation of brain cells.

CNBC is a destroyer of grey matter as we'll as your wealth.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:17 | 2566787 TN Jed
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The curse doesn't end there.  My plasma can now tell me the price of AAPL while watching Deadliest Catch and it only took 30 minutes to burn it in.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:59 | 2567338 Freddie
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I stopped watching retard TV a while ago.  CNBC is setup like a casino with flashing lights, noise, hype, etc.  Watching CNBC is just like being in a casino where they fleeced the suckers.   I remember everywhere you went back in 1998 and 1999 - the TV was on with CNBC.  People at lunch would not talk to each other and would just stare at the TV watching the market make them rich.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:26 | 2566645 casino capitalism
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Good riddance CNBS.  I haven't watched that garbage in years.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:27 | 2566649 lolmao500
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Hopefully Cramer has a heart attack on air.

In other news, Turkish MPs are trying to give powers to the president to attack Syria...

Saudi Forces on full mobilization after Turkish Pres tel call to King Abdulla of imminent strike on Syria. All leave canceled.

Word is, the attack is gonna come within days.

And Syria is toying with Turkey yet again...

Syrian government allows terrorist PKK to raise its flag in Syrian town

The PKK has hoisted the flag in the Syrian town of Ayn-al Arab, close to Mürşitpınar village in Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district. The 15-meter-high flag, raised on a hill, is visible with the naked eye from Turkey.

There is a Syrian flag flying 200 meters away from the Kurdistan flag.

One resident of Münar, N.Y., says that it is nothing less insolence towards Turkey for the flag to be flown on the highest hill in the region.

In 2000, Turkey nearly invaded Syria over something like this...

Turkey's response :

Two of our correspondents are reporting that Turkish army is currently sending huge reinforcements to Syrian border in Hatay.

Russia's moving too :

Russia has no plans to abandon its naval base in Tartus, Syria, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Monday.

Russia Reflags Syria Arms Ship

A Russian ship purportedly carrying helicopter gunships to Syria, which was forced to return to port, will now operate under a Russian flag, the ship’s owner, Femco, said on Monday.

Femco said that was necessary “in order to protect its interests, the security of the ship and its crew, all of whom are Russian citizens.”


And rumors (probably true) that Saudi Arabia is on full alert, so are Israel and the US over Iran and Syria. Let's remember that full scale sanctions hit Iran on Sunday and Iran said they could cut off the strait...

Shit about to get real.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:35 | 2566670 11b40
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Insurance?..we don't need no stinkin' insurance.

Russia Reflags Syria Arms Ship

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:00 | 2567014 HungrySeagull
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The way things are going, there wont be any insurance at any price other than what Military Power you have with you.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:52 | 2566716 11b40
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....and you can bet your sweet arse that Russia will not give up that naval base.  It is the only deep water port they have outside their territory, and is very strategically located.  They have numerous 'friends' in the ME, and if you look at the body language between Putin & Obummer last week, my guess is that Vladimir explained some geo-politics to Barrack....from a Russian perspective.

Europe needs to be careful with Putin & Syria, too.  It could be a long, cold winter, and they will be on their knees begging Russia to turn those gas pipelines on again if they piss him off.  Not to mention what happens if Iran does block the Straits of Hormuz.  When they say they can do it, I am inclined to believe them.  Their territory covers one entire side of the gulf.  We are about to start a fire that we may not be able to control.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:53 | 2566862 HungrySeagull
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Eh Why do the Ruskies give such a shit about some no account base in the middle of someone else's shit property on a dirty lake far away?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:17 | 2567052 11b40
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Oh, I dunno...maybe for the same reasons we seem to give such a shit about that same shit property on that same dirty lake.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:40 | 2566839 Chuck Walla
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La Dance du Muerte, it begins....

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:29 | 2566656 toady
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Only 1% of the population has anything at stake.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:46 | 2566714 sunaJ
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I would say 99.99% of us have something at stake, but only .01% have any say in it.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:00 | 2566744 Ignatius J Reilly
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I'd like to up arrow this a lot more times than once.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:03 | 2566752 toady
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I keep forgetting that 99.999% of the population lives paycheck to paycheck ...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:54 | 2566864 HungrySeagull
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And can barely send anything in the mail without digging up lotto tickets by the wad.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:29 | 2566657 asteroids
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The problem with CNBC has been the "happy happy perma-bull" attitude. If they were hard hitting and balanced, then, wow.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:32 | 2566671 pauhana
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Absolutely agreed.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:36 | 2566685 FL_Conservative
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What they need to do is dump Liesman, Cramer and company (with the exception of Santilli) and go fresh.  I'd suggest they go "ZH" and bring in Tyler and company.  That would be a fuck of a lot more entertaining than its been in years.  Viewership would pop!  Just sayin'.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:55 | 2566868 withnmeans
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FL_conservative, not very often I give a extra plus, however there are exceptions. I give you a +100 for that one.


I can't stand to watch the daily lies on CNBC, Santelli is the only reason why I would watch it, unfortunately I never know when he is going to be on, so , henceforth I refuse to watch CNBC "PUKES"...

I'm glad their ratings are in the dumper, now if they could just lose their jobs "except Santelli". Put Cramer back in his car where he belongs, living on the street!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:58 | 2566726 Dingleberry
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If they were "hard hitting and balanced" they wouldn't get a dime in advertising money......don't bite the hand that feeds.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:54 | 2566865 HungrySeagull
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They probably put the men's locker room down the green room past the ones containing the hotties and the jasmine perfume.

That will get any bull going at least a while until the blood gives out.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:29 | 2566658 Rainman
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Dreaming that they let Santelli run it and things go Fight Club...corporati would say nein, tho

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:30 | 2566662 Bunga Bunga
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Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:31 | 2566663 11b40
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They were pumped --- now being dumped.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:30 | 2566664 q99x2
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CNBC: Explain This? > Dudes, you're fucked.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:32 | 2566666 Joebloinvestor
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I liked the part when Sylvia took a vacation (supposedly to dry out).

She was getting pretty outrageous about comments on Weber.

I think Becky is 7'2"at least.

I just like the interviews with the latest LIAR and latest LIE out of the EU.

Don't even watch the US part.

FOX business for that.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:34 | 2566667 LynRobison
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It's so weird that viewers are no longer mesmerized by a bunch of cheerleaders for paper investments in a crumbling ponzi scheme. Inexplicable. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:10 | 2566764 Ignatius J Reilly
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The intelligent never tuned in. The smart left looking for answers as to why. The average are befuddled and don't like that what they see there does not jive with reality. The dumb tune in to get rich quick.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:15 | 2567048 Sabibaby
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Some of the guests know what they're talking about it's just things tend to get twisted and misrepresented by the clowns who do the shows. The BS can be filtered but it’s not something you want to subject yourself to more than 15 minutes a day probably.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:35 | 2566678 Son of Loki
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What does "CNBC" mean?  Is that like "Reality TV"?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:35 | 2566679 Atomizer
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CNBC (Comedy News Broadcasting Channel) - First in Bullshit Worldwide 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:35 | 2566680 Ignatius J Reilly
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I'll tune back in when Mandy does the show naked. Sound will still be off...

Honestly, I'm not surprised. Is anyone, the channel is transparent. And look at the talent that has left.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:14 | 2566776 Savyindallas
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Mandy would have to do the show butt naked -from my house-before I would tune in. And it would have to be on a weekend when my wife and kids are out of town visiting the in-laws from hell.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:19 | 2566791 Ignatius J Reilly
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You sir have a lot going on. That would have to be a tape delay for you to actually "tune in" though wouldn't it?

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:34 | 2567449 cbxer55
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Not butt-naked, but in a really nice thong. That winds me up more than naked, something about that strip running up the crack just lights my fire. ;-)

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:36 | 2566683 veyron
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For those who paid attention to the chat:


I talked about buying ARNA (arena pharmaceutical) at the end of april (2.40).  At that point CNBC was bashing it.


They got advisory panel approval for lorcaserin (obesity drug).  Price spiked to 7.80 and started falling again.  CNBC rated it a sell.  Cramer is out there talking about how ARNA should issue lots of secondaries (overvalued)


Second ramp start of this month.  CNBC talked about shorting it at 6.60 before it took off.  It touched 11, and only then did Cramer start pumping ARNA.  People who bought in were burned by the stophunt (look at the price plot).


They won approval today.  Now CNBC is trying to backtrack, pretending that somehow their show encouraged retail to participate in the stock markets.  


If you want to understand why CNBC is losing market share, its because they are not only wrong, they refuse to admit when they are wrong.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:43 | 2566703 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's true.  I can attest to Vey's prowess. 

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:49 | 2566722 Bay of Pigs
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Yes, those clowns on Fast Money never are held accountable for their trades, which I doubt they even make.

The BlowHorn is utterly useless for anything other than market propaganda.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:57 | 2566870 Rahm
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++ vey nailed it before anyone had heard of it

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:31 | 2567293 palmereldritch
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Vey, not only are they wrong in that example it kinda smells of the behaviour of a reverse publicist or a cooler for the stock.

They are talking heads after who writes their scripts?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:36 | 2566687 partimer1
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They have all kinds of shitty programs, mad money, fast money, crazy money. Just don't have honest money, hard working money. It will be better off not to have the channel at all. The society is I'll-served by those clowns.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:57 | 2566869 HungrySeagull
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How about boring money market money.

Watching Agricultural stockyard prices is easier.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:28 | 2567282 Cathartes Aura
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I daresay "honest money" & "hard working money" aren't sitting on the sofa with the clicker searching for a low-cut tit display during weekday program hours - they're more likely to be. . . out working.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:37 | 2566689 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The whole charade that is finance and economics has turned into a psyop.  Now, the main purpose is not to make money, but to keep the status quo.  It is about power, and maintaining the complacent nature of humaninty until the end.

The goal is being accomplished by keeping the economy, or whatever it is, in a holding pattern.  This is the helicopter that Bernanke is throwing money from.  Haven't you ever wondered why Bernanke used a helicopter as an analogy?  It was an accurate analogy done purposefully to tell the insiders exactly how the situation would be handled.

The economy, through the policy dictated by the reigning paradigm of Neo-Keynesian economics, the declared science, will be kept in a holding pattern, just like a helicopter, and fiat cash will be printed and thus thrown at the problem until the problem is solved, or, rather, until another problem follows.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:02 | 2566749 astartes09
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Pretty terrible psyop.  No one is watching it.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:39 | 2566690 Town Crier
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The might bounce back if they would just lose the insufferable sound effects.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:42 | 2566692 Ineverslice
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No integrity...especially with the FB fiasco and Nasdaq. Ouch...very painful for all those involved I imagine.

Mark Haines knew of this I believe.  I would like to know what really happend to that good man.  CNBC?


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:59 | 2566729 GNWT
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Whoa, dude, are you saying someone tried to silence Mark Haynes?

Seemed like a nice guy but looks like he didn't pass enough fast food



But you could be right, first Marilyn, then John, Martin and Robert, now Mark Haynes, 

(not to metion Janis, Jim and Jimi), when will it end...oh, the horror.




Stay liquid my friends...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:13 | 2566770 Ineverslice
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No, not at all. 

My concern is whether or not he silenced himself.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:41 | 2566697 GNWT
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Second that emotion, check out Alloyna...

RT rocks...


Stay liquid my friends...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:42 | 2566700 Milton Waddams
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When one-tenth of one percent of the content is actually illuminating and the remainder comprised of shills talking their book, what more can one expect?

In the end the station is one continually running commercial and viewers are beginning to realize this and tuning it out.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:43 | 2566702 fonzannoon
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I admit to watching a little because it is fun to watch the desperation on their faces.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:39 | 2567454 cbxer55
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^ True dis. And why I only watch it on down days. In the green, I'm elsewhere. Deep in the red, I'm there. I work night shift, so I can do this.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 18:44 | 2566705 Intelligence_In...
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I bootleg my cable and still feel raped when I watch that horrible obscenity of a channel.

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