CNBC's Erin Burnett on defense after comments about China's lead-based toys, poisonous food
TV Newser: Toy Story
CNBC's Erin Burnett is defending comments she made recently on MSNBC's "Hardball," related to China's manufacturing woes: (ie. lead-based Barbie):
"I think people should be careful what they wish for on China. If China were to revalue its currency, or China is to start making, say, toys that don't have lead in them or food that isn't poisonous, their costs of production are going to go up, and that means prices at Wal-Mart here in the United States are going to go up too."
This morning MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said to Burnett "...some people have gotten upset by some things you've said." Burnett responded:
"I'm glad you're giving me this chance to talk about it...I've been trying to explain this throughout the week...If you wanted increased safety and quality from China...that might mean you had to pay a little more for it. Of course we want to have safe toys and safe food but nonetheless, I just wanted to make everyone aware about how cheap China is as a production center."
And Jon Stewart had some fun with the story last night:
"This is Erin Burnett for the 'save the money foundation.' Because every penny you save will help offset the cost of your child's long-term debilitating healthcare needs."
I saw her for the first time Thursday on Morning Joe. She somehow thinks she is supposed to 'entertain' giving the financial news. The credit crunch, mortgage foreclosures and downhill slide of the stock market apparently are a laugh riot to her. And the poisons coming in from China.
MSNBC ought to be ashamed. I don't give a damn how attractive and cute they think she is. That seems to be her only purpose to being on these shows. Some things just aren't funny when they involve people dying or losing their life savings.
erin burnet is a mediawhore, sure she is. But who cares? The entire pigmedia is now whores, arse salesmen with greedy lifestyles, and 2 generations of quiet corruption has made it that way. That's a fact. Yet when this mediaWhore says 'you want quality, you gonna pay more' she's a pusher of cheap over well made? China's laissez faire biz practices over enforced decent standards? fukk this fukking planet...die sukkers
Sure...just to save some bucks I'll buy toys and food that could eventually poison my kids. Silly me. Putting concern for the health and well-being of my family ahead of the Almighty Dollar. What the hell was I thinking???
to watch the Wall Street media spin for China. From the neoliberal pages of the New York Times to Ms. Burnett, they all defend the corporate profits generated in China. The workers and customers can go to hell. The American CEO needs another 50-room mansion. Buncha miserable hypocrites.
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