...Zucker tried to deflect the criticism of CNBC by repeatedly making references to the "business media" -- suggesting CNBC's public thrashing was part of a larger, misguided campaign to vilify the press. "I thought it was incredibly unfair to CNBC and to the business media in general," Zucker stressed. "I don't think you can blame what's happened here on the business media. ... [T]o suggest that the business media or CNBC was responsible for what is going on now is absurd."Read the whole thing here.
Laying out his public defense at an annual media forum co-sponsored by BusinessWeek, CNBC's corporate boss seemed to be trying to rally the troops in hopes of forming a business media pity party: They're attacking us unfairly!
Save it, Zucker.
I doubt editors and writers at Forbes or Fortune or BusinessWeek want anything to do with the type of on-air nonsense CNBC often packages under the guise of financial journalism.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Jeff Zucker and the CNBC straw man: