OLD Media Moves

Watchdog group delivers petition with 21,000 signatures to CNBC

April 7, 2009

Sam Stein of The Huffington Post writes Tuesday that the activist group calling for CNBC and other business media outlets to improve their coverage of Wall Street has delivered a petition with 21,000 signatures to the business news network.

CNBC executives acknowledge receiving and reading the petition, Stein reports.

Stein writes, “Since the launch of FixCNBC.com, the network has, in fact, made several programming changes. Former DNC Chair Howard Dean was brought on as a regular commentator, and Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington guest hosted CNBC’s morning show Squawk Box last week.

“‘Too often, groups put up online ‘petitions’ that aren’t tied to any larger campaign,’ Green said of the FixCNBC.com letter. ‘We wanted to make sure CNBC truly received the message that people want them to do journalism that holds Wall Street accountable. And now we’ll focus the energy of over 20,000 people on electing bold progressives to Congress — candidates who will hold Wall Street accountable.'”

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