ICN 2.0 writes, “In the last hour of the market day when trading is going on FBN’s business viewers get to watch video of a hot air balloon flying across Colorado. I only bothered to check the network after the balloon landed just to make sure it was covering business news. It wasnâ€™t. Brilliant. If CNBC did it too they deserve the same amount of scorn but I have not been able to verify yet that CNBC did or didnâ€™t cover it.
“Business networks are there to cover business news. Whatâ€™s a flying balloon with a 6 year old boy supposedly inside got to do with NASDAQ? Or the Dow? Oil Futures? Are mylar producers going to take a hit if the boy was ever actually inside (which as of this writing weâ€™re still not sure)? Is that your business tie in to this sensational live video pandering?
“This isnâ€™t the first time FBN has held up doing whatâ€™s itâ€™s supposed to be doing for something itâ€™s not supposed to be doing. It interrupted its business newscast to talk about Michael Jacksonâ€™s autopsy results.”
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