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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:15 PM
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Barney Frank abruptly ends CNBC interview
http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/11/barney-frank-sto... /

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster

Published: June 11, 2009
Updated 5 hours ago \

Congressman Barney Frank did not exhibit much patience Thursday morning after a CNBC interviewer repeatedly spoke over and interrupted him on the issue of executive pay caps.

Frank (D-MA), who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, initially argued that the government has a responsibility to oversee firms which received billions in taxpayer dollars. He added that shareholders must be given, as they are in many other nations, more influence in determining the direction of a company.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:17 PM
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1. that was asshole Haines this am.....
he was so rude to Barney....i'm glad Franks got up and left...
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:14 PM
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11. The rudest display by Haines that i've witnessed: bet that was Haines last interview
of Franks. Even the extreme RW bias of the more moderate CNBC talking-heads is frequently raising its very ugly head. :P
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:53 PM
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15. i agree...n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:17 PM
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2. "initially argued"? Did he change his mind?
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:19 PM
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3. CNBC is a corporatist news network. They believe corporations are a virtue.
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:21 PM
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4. good for Barney if cnbc can't win on merits they can always yell over people
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:22 PM
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5. Good for you, Banney!
We got your back!

:applause:
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:34 PM
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6. Yummy...roast corporatist pig.
;)

Good job, Barney. :thumbsup:
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:42 PM
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7. K&R n/t
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:05 PM
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8. Good for Barney. nt
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:09 PM
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9. Good for Barney. Others should do the same.
I've often wondered why some commentators even bother to bring people in for an interview, as they spend more time trying to show how smart they are, than have the guest speak. Tweety is awful about interrupting.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:11 PM
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10. Only Faux has more on-air human waste than CNBC.....
n/t
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:18 PM
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12. I have witnessed Barney pushed HARD by interviewers before
such as O'Reilly, and he always handled himself quite well. If he had enough, then IMO he's to be respected for knowing the limits of what is and isn't adult discourse.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:18 PM
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13. i hate what the so-called 'news' channels have become.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:33 PM
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14. Two of CNBC's worst
Melissa Frances and Michelle Caruso Cabrera, and let's not forget Dennis Kneale who once blurted out "Yea Republicans". :rofl:
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:05 PM
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16. oh honestly
Edited on Thu Jun-11-09 08:06 PM by Celebration
I thought Frank was mostly wrong in this case. He tried to say that Mark H. said to do nothing, and he HADN'T said that. So I don't blame Mark for not letting him get away with it and making it clear in the interview.

Barney was actually able to go on and on and make his points at the beginning. It was only when he misprepresented MH that he started getting interrupted.

I have to call it like I see it.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:46 PM
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19. There is more here than meets the eye. Watch closely.
At time index 3:47, Rep. Frank says, "You have just asked me two contradictory questions." and there is audible LAUGHTER in the studio. The older man interviewing him (not the one who asked the contradictory questions) is laughing at him when he has not made a joke.

At 5:33, Frank says, "What you have collectively suggested is 'Let's do nothing at all'...," and COLLECTIVELY, the three people interviewing him have SUGGESTED exactly that.

At 5:37, we hear the same voice laugh as before. It is the older man who whines, "I am not going to let you misrepresent what I said."

From the first question, they are misrepresenting Frank's position on compensation. "How much of a role should the government play in setting *anyone's* compensation?" Frank wants the SHAREHOLDERS, not the government, to be given a larger role in setting CEO compensation and wants to change the law to permit SHAREHOLDERS (not the government) greater say.


Make no mistake. They want NO CHANGE to the STATUS QUO and the interview was antagonistic from the beginning.


Frank handled it well, IMHO. My respect for him increases from every encounter he faces like this.

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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 04:04 AM
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20. they interview EVERYONE
by taking the opposite side, to question it. I personally don't like that tactic that much, but they like that competitive debate thing. They gave Barney a ton of time at the beginning, and BF definitely got his points across. I really don't know why he got upset.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 06:08 AM
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22. They take the opposite side to EVERYONE?. .What channel do
YOU watch them on? These guys are the biggest cheerleaders for failure I've ever seen.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 01:06 PM
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24. Yup, they do
Well, not Kudlow, but most of them.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:46 AM
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23. Do they openly laugh at everyone?
Barney lost his patience because they were laughing at him. That was unmerited and unprofessional, and I think he did the right thing.

I agree with you that he got his point across earlier.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 01:07 PM
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25. I didn't really get that out of it--
But I supposed it could be open to interpretation.
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Dramarama Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:06 PM
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17. Do this to Bill
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:14 PM
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18. For the most part I like Haines, but he was being rude and got what he deserved.
Edited on Thu Jun-11-09 08:15 PM by roamer65
I heard it live this AM and I don't blame Barney one bit. The constant interrupting in mid-sentence is grating and rude.

GOOD ON 'YA, BARNEY!!!!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 05:48 AM
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21. Barney Frank doesn't suffer fools gladly..
He never has. I'm surprised that any reasonable congresspeople even agree to appear on CNBC anymore. Jon Stewart was 100% right about those enabling cheerleaders.
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