Michelle Caruso Cabrera
In what appears to now be a series of desk-side interviews on a Flip-Cam, MCC tells colleague Brian Steel that she likes basketball because the players are tall and the 40 pairs of shoes she bought in the two days after Lehman Brothers went under, including her favorites (a pair of Christian Louboutins for $100). Read more »
The following elements should be involved (Source: CNBC employee handbook, handed out to all on-air talent on their first day on the job):
* 1 guy in a kilt
* An intense moustache
* A bottle of booze (here’s where you can get creative: could be a $150,000 bottle of whiskey or your favorite flavor of Boone’s Farm, doesn’t matter)
* Questions like, “what have you got in that bushy pouch?”
* A CNBC anchor who goes by the motto “I’m here for the party”
* Lively dialogue such as:
Guest: What I want you to do is put it in your mouth and hold it.
MCC: Put it in my mouth? You shouldn’t say that to me [the suggestion being, you *should* say that to me]
Guest: Keep it in there keep it in there keep it in there
Guest: Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it
* Supremely awkward reaction shots of co-anchors
* Confetti! Read more »
Or was it the other way around? Gawker reports that Baldwin told his agent to set up a meeting with MCC, after admiring her on TV. Apparently a phone conversation resulted, during which Michelle’s right-wing politics were made obvious to Baldy (which John Carney points out would have only come as a shock to AB if he were watching CNBC on mute, as Michelle is quite vocal about her politics). The noted liberal was apparently turned off, and nothing happened after that.