Thursday, July 23, 2009 3 comments ++[ CLICK TO COMMENT ]++

Charlie Gasparino of CNBC disses Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge

I don't hit Zero Hedge that often—it's really for professionals or traders—but I found it kind of funny that Charlie Gasparino of CNBC actually called out Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge. Obviously, Charlie never saw the critically acclaimed film Fight Club or heard of the book it was based on...

One of the difficulties for a business television station like CNBC, or its employees, is that it is in the entertainment business. Without keeping things entertaining, they won't make much money. Yet, at the same time, they touch on important issues. I see a lot of people bashing a station like CNBC yet they are precisely the ones that keep watching stations like that and paying for it (or contributing indirectly to advertising.) No one bashes Bloomberg or Fox Business Network (or Business News Network in Canada) because, well, no one watches them; they are not entertaining...


3 Response to Charlie Gasparino of CNBC disses Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge

Daniel M. Ryan
July 24, 2009 at 12:21 AM

You put your finger on what keeps the guys at CNBC from retaliating. "They're just attacking us because we're popular" might be in the back of the personalities' minds.

In addition: I've never heard of any fund manager, no matter what his/her opinion of CNBC is, who's refused a chance to appear on the channel. If someone did, I think they'd go into shock.

Sivaram Velauthapillai
July 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Do you ever watch the Business News Network in Canada?

Daniel M. Ryan
July 24, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Lately, I've been waking up to it. [My alarm clock's alarm's gone.]

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