CNBC Management, Listen to Erin Burnett – Let Jim Cramer & Rick Santelli Train CNBC Anchors

On July 23, 2008, Erin Burnett of CNBC hosted a debate on “Job Training: U.S. vs. India” with Vivek Wadhwa, author of “How the Disciple Became the Guru,” and Ron Hira, outsourcing expert and professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=801673069&play=1). In this debate, Vivek Wadhwa lauded the training given by Indian Companies to their…

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Welcome Aboard Jim Cramer (& Rick Santelli)

In our article on August 2, 2008 – “Jim Cramer on Ben Bernanke – Fair in August 2007 and Unfair in August 2008”, we asked for a smackdown between CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer. (http://www.cinemarasik.com/2008/08/01/jim-cramer-on-ben-bernanke—fair-in-august-2007-and-unfair-in-august-2008.aspx).We withdraw this request.  Both Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli came together on Friday, September 5, 2008 and suggested that…

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Did CNBC Anchors give us a Market Signal? Yes they did

It is a basic tenet of investing that the Business Media usually provides a contrarian signal. Often, these signals are explicit in nature and get noticed due to an act of commission from the Media and its Management. For example, CNBC Management decided on July 5 to replace the daily 8 pm telecast of their aggressive, risk-oriented…

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Flagrant Foul on Hari Kumar & Heather Timmons of the New York Times – for their reprehensible article on Orissa

We have written several positive articles on this blog about the New York Times. At least two articles speak of our respect for the writings of Heather Timmons of the New York Times. Unfortunately one solitary act can reveal the dark corner of someone’s soul. This was the analogy used by a CNN anchor to…

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Are Highly-Educated, High-Income Younger Women Biased Against Women Candidates?

Every African-American guest on every TV show we watch has been visibly and deeply proud of the accomplishments of Senator Obama. This is true even when the guest is a Republican Strategist. For African-Americans who grew up in American Society, it must be a deeply gratifying feeling to see Senator Obama win the Democratic nomination. We have…

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New York (Times & CNBC) vs. Washington (Post & MSNBC) – III

In our article “New York Times vs. Washington Post”on June 28, we listed some structural reasons why the New York Times is pulling so far ahead of the Washington Post – www.cinemarasik.com/2008/06/27/new-york-times-vs-washington-post.aspx: New York is a diverse city with a global outlook. Washington DC is still a parochial city focused inwards.  New York competes with London,…

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Does Shashi Tharoor think like CinemaRasik? – Certainly Not in Spirit

On August 16, we wrote an article “Differences Between China and India – Our Perspectives” on this blog. This article was reprinted in a local e-newspaper on August 20, 2008.A few days later, on August 24, 2008, Shashi Tharoor, a former undersecretary of the United Nations, published an opinion titled “Two Countries, Different Aims” in the…

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