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CNBC's Melissa Francis Might Be Overstating Her Intelligence (Video)

No way in Pamplona I could watch this entire clip.  Not because of any chip I have with Francis; I actually think she does a decent job.  Not spectacular intelligence or delivery, but she's tolerable.  Honestly, I don't watch her enough to have an opinion.  The discussion is the financial news biz and CNBC, and I just listened to random sections.  I heard her mention that she was smart, or wanted to be smart, or wanted a dumb poolboy co-host (12:50 mark).



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"No way in Hades I could watch this entire clip."

I don't know why you said that, because this clip is actually pretty good. Maybe you could give it a second chance. Melissa Francis is pretty candid. Julie Menin directs the interview well and asks good questions.

07:17 Melissa Francis: "I don't think it's fair. I don't think it's fair. I think that we were talking about the mortgage crisis and sub prime long before any none knew what that was. And I think, I remember, you know, more that two years ago when David Faber stated reporting on it and , uh, about, you know, mortgage backed securities and, um, people were upset then because they said he was being a downer in an up market - that here the whole market was surging and we were reporting bad news and why we would get emails, you know, why are you all being so negative. Um, you know I think that to say that we were not on the story and reporting it is just factually incorrect. So, you know, that would be, that would be my response [to John Stewart]."

Maybe David Faber was one of the first few MSM financial news reporters to be reporting on MBS, but the blogs were covering this from at least 2002 and David Faber's good work hardly exonerates Jim Cramer and Co. CNBC, in gerneral, continues to not report on it and cheer lead to this day. Expect more backlash after the next major market correction in the next six to nine months. Thanks for the shout out to David Faber though.

13:59 Melissa Francis: "There is plenty of sex going on at people's workplace, but it doesn't have to do with getting interviews. At least not in our shop."

So David Faber is getting some after all. :p
Jul 23, 2009 at 6:41 AM | Unregistered Commenterspideydouble

"13:59 Melissa Francis: "There is plenty of sex going on at people's workplace, but it doesn't have to do with getting interviews. At least not in our shop."

Thanks for taking one for the team. That is priceless.
Jul 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames H

I will take the time to listen to it...my comment was more based on not having teh time overnight with all teh video I was trying to watch...it was teh 2 hour barofsky hearing that did me in...i condensed it down to about 45 minutes by fast forwarding through certain Qs but it along with everything else was too much.

Thanks for your excellent summary.
Jul 23, 2009 at 12:45 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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