FlashHarry: the fact that these agencies are still paid by the companies they rate is an appalling conflict of interest.
OtherLittleGuy: I must admit, against all better judgement, I like this Daily Show host.
propasaurus: John Oliver reminds me of a young Eric Idle.
enry: propasaurus: John Oliver reminds me of a young Eric Idle.Yeah. He needs to do his own things though. He's going a lot of Stewart's gags and he just doesn't pull them off quite well (BOOM!)
jaytkay: Dishonesty and bigotry from conservatives. I am shocked, shocked.
jaytkay: wrong thread, sorry!/ As you were
eventhelosers: What's the difference between jam and jelly?
squidgod2000: Daily Show is 90% writers, 10% host. The usual host may be gone, but the writers are still the same (minus said host).
tallguywithglasseson: I used to DVR the Squawk Box. Might get some good financial analysis most weeks. But it's like 3 hours long, every day. So lots and lots filler, and plenty of right wing political banter.I didn't mind the political banter that much, Kernen's not a complete asshole. Compared to the social conservatism and downright idiocy that congressional Republicans put out these days, the old-school country club stuff was... almost of refreshing, in a way.Just didn't feel like I was getting enough out of it for the amount of time spent. Maybe if I was more serious about investing or worked in the financial sector.
Arkanaut: I keep getting CNBC and MSNBC confused. It's weird how one network managed to position themselves on both ends of the ideological spectrum.
Hydra: /more than balance out any of Kernan's banter to which you might be referring
tallguywithglasseson: Yep, just like Hannity more than balanced out Colmes
bdub77: The follow up piece on Canada and the US is pretty awesome too.
tallguywithglasseson: Hydra: /more than balance out any of Kernan's banter to which you might be referring"More than balance out"? Yep, just like Hannity more than balanced out Colmes. Sorkin isn't constantly taking political pot shots as Kernan is. And then, let's have someone like Jack Welch on for an hour.Overall the show has a right-leaning bent, you could only really call it "balanced" or "neutral" with a straight face if you're a fan of Roger Ailes.But, I mean, it's business, lots of CEOs are Republicans. It's still very watchable even if you're not a Republican, it's not like it's Fox Business or anything.I don't think it's constantly driving an agenda, and there's plenty of straight news and non-partisan analysis. Just that there's a lot of time to kill, and a good helping of old school Republican/Friedman/supply side comments peppered in.BTW Sorkin apparently was in the news for suggesting that Glenn Greenwald should be arrested. What a lib!//I actually mostly like Kernen btw, even though I often don't agree with him//he was an ass for dismissing the Franken amendment though
tallguywithglasseson: BTW Sorkin apparently was in the news for suggesting that Glenn Greenwald should be arrested. What a lib!
bdub77: enry: propasaurus: John Oliver reminds me of a young Eric Idle.Yeah. He needs to do his own things though. He's going a lot of Stewart's gags and he just doesn't pull them off quite well (BOOM!)My guess is that John and the writers are trying to work out what works best for John, and John doesn't completely know what his thing will be. Stewart and Oliver have different delivery styles, once Oliver figures that out he'll be fine, he's very quick on his feet.
jaytkay: wrong thread, sorry!
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