OLD Media Moves

Fox's Glick backs up CNBC and Cramer

March 11, 2009

Fox Business Network anchor Alexis Glick told Conde Nast Portfolio‘s Jeff Bercovici that she thinks that the criticism that has been applied to CNBC and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer could probably be applied to her own network.

Bercovici writes, “‘Frankly, I think we would support that,’ she said, referring to the increasing stridency of CNBC’s punditry and its occasionally spillover into news reporting. ‘We would back them up. I think it if were Cody Willard or Stuart Varney or Neal Cavuto who got fired up and said something, we’d probably have them on the Jon Stewart show and other places like that, because that’s about differences of opinion and differences of opinion are okay.’

“(I leave it up to you if that remark about ‘the Jon Stewart show’ was meant as a subtle dig at CNBC’s Rick Santelli, who canceled an scheduled Daily Show segment, incurring Stewart’s wrath.)

“She was then asked whether she took it as a bad sign that Fox Business wasn’t even mentioned in yesterday’s New York Times story about CNBC’s excesses. Glick suggested that the Times favors CNBC, with which it has a content-sharing agreement, adding, ‘but look, no, I’m not worried about that. Things take time. I measure progress by the fact that we’re reporting great stories.'”

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