In fact, if you must know? Welch thinks Obama’s done a “horrible” job with this thing. Too many “photo-ops,” not enough “solutions.” If Welch were dealing with this, he says he’d set up the “five best people in exploration and production” in an office space across the street from the White House. He’d visit them “between 5 and 6 every night” to check their progress, and he wouldn’t let them come out until they’d figured out how to fix this thing. Unfortunately Welch has his hands tied getting his online business school off the ground, and doesn’t have the time to deal with himself.
As you may or may not have heard, Melissa Francis is due back on The Call this coming Monday, following a short maternity leave. Apparently this has the potential to create a somewhat awkward situation off set, as Amanda Drury has been filling in for Francis since the beginning of May, and the viewers likey. Unfortunately there are only three slots available, currently occupied by Drury, Larry Kudlow, and Trish Regan. The plan is to bump Mandy, though to where no one knows. Read more »
I’m interviewing the CNBC anchor/Amanda Drury gal-pal next week and, like some of her former colleagues have done in the past, she’s graciously agreed to answer some of your questions. Naturally I’m sure most of you would like to know if she has any tips to offer re: being a working mom but anything else?
Yesterday, while discussing the blown Tigers call, Mark Haines told Erin Burnett that her cavalier attitude about the whole thing (EB thought it was NBD) was the reason “women shouldn’t be in charge of sports.” Erin did not appreciate that and things got noticeably tense! We suggested that the whole thing be settled with a hardcore, no holds barred fight in the break room (talkin’ bodies thrown across desks. Talkin’ Xerox machines to the face). They did not take that advice and presumably just avoided each other for the rest of the day because this morning they were still awkwardly debating whether or not ladies have a place in sports. Erin told Haines resolve this was the two of them, mano y mano, in some sort of competition. Haines said sure, let’s do this, but what? Erin threw arm-wrestling out there which I guess could work but isn’t that great. Naturally the event will be televised and the viewers should have a choice. It would certainly add a little something if there were guns involved so I think the biathlon could be fun. Shot putting has potential as does handball, and Haines already has the shorts. Of course, one ever said this had to be a test of strength, but maybe just heart, so a round of the penis game, on the floor of the NYSE could be interesting. Dance Revolution contest. Thumb wrestling. And then there’s my top pick: THUNDERDOME (with the money on Burnett). Read more »
I only ask because she herself suggested there might be some bringing of pain in the break room later, following a debate they had on last night’s blown call. Erin thought it was no big deal and doesn’t get what people are getting so bent out of shape about. Mark felt a tad differently, and told EB her attitude about the whole thing is the reason “women shouldn’t be in charge of sports.” Erin did not seem to appreciate this! As is our wont, we’ve obtain some footage of the two settling this off-camera (watch for Matt Nesto in the background). Read more »
Though she’s been a favorite around these parts for almost a year now, it wasn’t until May 10 that Mandy Drury became a permanent member of the CNBC stateside team, an achievement which I’ve told you people I take an enormous amount of credit for. To celebrate this momentous occasion we decided it was high time to have a little chat about how things have been going so far.
Do you prefer to be called Mandy or Amanda?
Always Mandy. The only time I’m ever called Amanda is by my mother when I’m in big trouble.
Let’s just get the crushing of Wall Street’s dreams over with– are you single? Read more »
CNBC has stormed the castle. One of the queen’s bitches writes:
Don’t know if anyone’s noticed but CNBC is broadcasting from the den of mediocrity AKA the RBS trading floor throughout the day. We were told to be on our best behavior and to dress better than we’re paid. Tune in and watch us put the L in PnL!
My dear friend and former colleague John Carney will be joining CNBC.com as a “senior editor” in the coming weeks and will also be “appearing regularly on CNBC’s Business Day programming.” Over the last few years John has been on the network as guest commentator but now that he’s an official member of the team, one very important thing needs to happen. It goes without saying but here it is: a nickname. Maria’s got one, Erin’s got one, Phil LeBeau’s got one and now Carney needs one too. If he’s gonna do this, he’s gotta do this right. I know what my pick is but let’s get democratic about this. Serious suggestions only, please.
Our long national nightmare of a CNBC sans Druries is finally over. You can take a deep breath. The gang’s all here. (Not surprisingly, the CNBC wardrobe department has opted to take things slow– no need to blow their load on Day 1, amiright?)
The raw emotion, the cursing, the threats to rip the face off, just a for instance, Dylan Ratigan. None of it’s an act. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you. Ask Jimmy, ask Snakes, ask Greg Valentino. Call up the people he used to work with at the Journal and they’ll confirm they still have nightmares about him coming back to the office after a lunchtime workout, arms hanging out of his Champion sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off like two lethal weapons. They’ll tell you.
Let it be known! Anyone daring to impugn on the integrity of Jim Cramer by, for instance, claiming he’s paid to act as a public relations specialist for Goldman Sachs (JC’s former employer) will be booted from the airwaves, and shamed by Erin Burnett. Read more »