Media Moves

CNBC, not Fox Business, will appear in "Wall Street 2"

April 9, 2010

Courtney Comstock of The Business Insider points out that it’s CNBC, not Fox Business Network, that’s appearing in the upcoming movie “Wall Street 2” despite it being released by a News Corp. subsidiary. News Corp. also owns Fox Business.

Comstock writes, “We’ve read the script and that’s true – screenwriter Allan Loeb uses Fox News as the only news network. In the trailer, however, we can very easily see that the channel is tuned to CNBC, not Fox Business. (Watch the trailer here. The screen grab showing Maria Bartiromo on CNBC in Wall Street 2 is above. It’s at 00:43.)

“So there was a change and everyone can chill out about the socialist implications of directing hatred towards Fox Business News.

“We’re more interested in the scuffle that took place while the producers were deciding which news network to use. Wall Street 2 is produced by 20th Century Fox, but CNBC is clearly the business news network of choice among Wall Streeters.

“Whoever made this decision made the right one. To retain authenticity, Wall Street 2 needs CNBC or maybe Bloomberg on the screen. Not Fox Business.

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