• 15 Feb 2013 at 2:02 PM

CNBC Is Nobody’s Sloppy Seconds!

*DJ CNBC Tells Wall Street Execs To Go Back To Their Ready Made Whores At FBN, Bloomberg TV

*DJ CNBC ‘If You Go On Bloomberg We’ll Fucking Cut You’

*DJ CNBC ‘Brian Moynihan Knows What He Did’

*DJ CNBC ‘Will Tell Everyone That Walks In This Building That in 2R, Cohn, You’re Nothing But A Whore’

*DJ CNBC Suggests It Won’t Hesitate To Throw A Drink In The Face Of Anyone Seen Running Around Town With Another Network

*DJ No, CNBC Doesn’t Think It’s Overreacting

*DJ CNBC Will Show You Crazy

Pro-tip for financial executives and billionaire investors: If you want to appear on CNBC on Tuesday, do not give an interview to Bloomberg TV on Monday. CNBC, until recently the only player in the financial television news game, has established a strict, some say ruthless, policy for its guests: Come to us first, or don’t come to us at all. In interviews with POLITICO, current and former CNBC guests, including financial executives from major American companies, said that they had to decline booking requests from rival networks, including Bloomberg TV and Fox Business, due to “CNBC rules.” Some said their appearance on a rival network had resulted in CNBC cancelling a previously scheduled booking.

“CNBC always wants to be first, so they will insist on having the first interview or they will not cover you,” one financial services executive told POLITICO. “That’s true even if it’s a day later on a totally different topic. It’s juvenile.” “If they see you on a competing channel they won’t invite you back for a week or so,” said one source who was formerly a regular guest on CNBC. “They’ll call and ask if you’ve been on another network. If you say, ‘Yes,’ then they won’t invite you. If you say, ‘No,’ they’ll book you and ask you to hold a time. But then they might cancel the booking at the last minute. I don’t know of any other channel that does this.” The extent of the freeze-out varied, according to sources who had experienced it. Some said it was only for a 24-hour period, others a 48-hour period. One said he was forced to turn-down a Thursday booking with a rival network because he was scheduled to appear on CNBC the Tuesday of that same week.

At CNBC, A Strict Guest Policy [Politico]

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  1. Posted by Sloppy Chazz Gaspie | February 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    CNBC and I might have to go on a long ride out to Rego Park.

  2. Posted by UBS TMT Analyst | February 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    I'm not seeing those headlines on my terminal, did we forget to pay our bloomberg bill again?

  3. Posted by Guest | February 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    CNBC will wake you up by straddling you with a 38 in your face?

  4. Posted by PermaGuestII | February 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    *CNBC realize they have become a joke, take desperate measures to fend off irrelevance

  5. Posted by guest | February 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Blacklisting high-demand guests to maintain ratings is almost as good a move as firing all of your deal makers to improve your investment bank

    – Former UBS staffing analyst/ current CNBC booking agent

  6. Posted by Mrs_Slocombe | February 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Black balled by CNBC? no worries…….apparently Gasparino has a cable access feed broadcasting via his Connecticut porch.

  7. Posted by Bberg Headlines | February 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    CNBC will treat you like Lynn Tilton treats her interns.

  8. Posted by Gasparino | February 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    You promised to never reveal the location


  9. Posted by Guest | February 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Why do I have an erection?

  10. Posted by Tasteless | February 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    and Mark Haines

  11. Posted by Flo | February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Because you are getting a prostate exam?

  12. Posted by Guest | February 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Anybody have a guess as to how long Buttaroma's eyelash extensions are?

  13. Posted by Guest | February 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Kind of like the DB Commentary Section?

  14. Posted by Guesticles | February 15, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Right of first diffusal. Does DB maintain similarly cuthroat tactics from its anonymous tipsters?

  15. Posted by Commentariat | February 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM


  16. Posted by Statler and Waldorf | February 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Carleton Sheets Real Estate Tutorial Infomercial > ShamWow Infomercial > FBN > CNBC

  17. Posted by Mike Larson | February 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

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  18. Posted by IdahoMauleMan | February 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Swirling the drain. Jumping the shark. I used to love the morning show, oh…. about 6 years ago. I can't even bear to turn it on anymore.

  19. Posted by Anti-CNBC | February 17, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Simon Hobbs is a shocker of a presenter. No wonder CNBC is loing viewers to FBC and Bloomberg. Simon should be deported with Piers.

  20. Posted by Doug Macduggles | February 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Fox Business? News sucks. Sucks extremely bad. It is does more political bashing than report relevant business news. And it is always the same people, rehashing the same banter and bashmouthing. It is awful.

  21. Posted by Translatificator | February 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I think you just broke my gibberish-to-English Translation Machine.

  22. Posted by guest | February 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    I agree with your premise; I disagree with your use of the English language.