Posted tagged ‘CNBC’

Tiger Woods Hurt in Car Accident

November 27, 2009

UPDATE 2: Were injuries caused by Tiger’s jealous wife?

UPDATE: Injured Tiger Looks to be Out of the Woods.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early this morning.

No confirmation of any specific details that I have seen yet except for brief updates by CNN and ESPN. I saw on that Tiger Woods agent told CNBC that Woods was fine. We’ll have to keep watching and hope that Tiger is OK.

If anyone does hear or find any links to more information, please feel free to leave in the comment section.

From the Associated Press:

Authorities say Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car wreck in Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the PGA star hit a fire hydrant and a tree as he pulled out of his driveway early Friday in his 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle.

Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition was not immediately known, though the news release said his injuries were serious.

The highway patrol says the crash is still under investigation, and charges are pending. However, the highway patrol said the crash was not alcohol-related.

From CNN:

Golfer Tiger Woods has been taken to a Florida hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car wreck early Friday, officials said.

The one-car accident occurred about 2:25 a.m. near his home in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando, according to an incident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Woods, 33, had just pulled out of his driveway and begun to drive down the street when his Cadillac SUV struck a fire hydrant, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The front of his vehicle then struck a tree. He has been transported to Health Central Hospital, the statement said.

From USA Today:

Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Woods pulled out of his driveway in the Isleworth community about 2:25 a.m. ET when he struck a fire hydrant, and then drove into a tree at his neighbor’s property, the FHP reported, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, FHP told the newspaper. However, a hospital employee said at 2:30 p.m. ET that Woods was not a patient. A hospital operator would not say if Woods had been treated and released.

From the Miami Herald:

Famous pro golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car crash early Friday outside his Orlando home, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The single-car crash occurred early Friday when Woods, 33, apparently slammed his Escalade into a fire hydrant and a tree at his neighbor’s property, the newspaper said quoting Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The crash occurred as Woods pulled out of his home in his Escalade in the Isleworth community at about 2:25 a.m.

Obama Calls Kanye a Jackass…Listen to the Audio

September 16, 2009

President Barack Obama called Kanye West a “jackass” during an off-the-record comment during an interview with CNBC. TMZ has the audio of this which can be found at the link before.

From TMZ:

The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama — referring to Kanye’s antics on stage — said “I thought that was really inappropriate,” then adding, “He’s a jackass.”

After making the remarks, Obama said “Where’s the pool?” Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.

Jon Stewart Wins Showdown With Jim Cramer

March 13, 2009

Great television last night on Comedy Central!

Comedian Jon Stewart and financial commentator Jim Cramer squared off over the CNBC  network’s reporting of Wall Street ahead of the market meltdown. It was amazing to sit and watch as Cramer, who usually has plenty to say, just sat there and took it. I read somewhere that he was like a kid trying to behave in class so that the teacher would pass them.

I love this analysis of CNN before the showdown last night:

From Reuters:

In recent days on his mock news program “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the funnyman has taken Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” to task by saying he and CNBC reporters befriended Wall Street executives and former government officials instead of questioning them as journalists should.

Cramer, who offers advice and stock market tips on his CNBC show, has fought back, saying Stewart chose only examples of bad advice Cramer had given.

“I think everyone could come in under criticism. We all should have seen it before,” Cramer said. “Everybody got it wrong. I got a lot of things wrong.”

Average people trusted financial advisors who told them to pour money into market-oriented accounts for the long term, Stewart said, and those people lost their money when Wall Street used those savings to generate short-term profits.

Stewart said financial reporters like Cramer and others on CNBC should have taken the time to uncover financial shenanigans and not have been so quick to trust business executives and government officials.

“The financial news industry is not just guilty of a sin of omission but a sin of commission,” Stewart said.

With financial markets headed upward almost daily in recent years, Cramer said it was hard to believe the march skyward would not continue. “The market was going up for a long time and our real sin, I think, was to think it could continue to go up a lot,” Cramer said.

In the end, the two agreed the financial press corps should refocus on asking hard questions of top executives.

“Maybe we can … start getting back to fundamentals on the reporting, and I can go back to making fart noises and funny faces,” Stewart said.

“I think we can make a deal right here,” Cramer said, and the two shook hands.

Fake Steve Jobs Rants on CNBC?

January 15, 2009

Dan Lyons, whose Fake Steve Jobs blog took the tech world by storm in 2007, went on quite the rant on CNBC, leaving many to questions its journalistic tactics.

Contrary to published reports, CNBC says Lyons has not been banned from appearing on the network.

From CNET:

Lyons was facing off against CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief, Jim Goldman, in a segment about the sudden news on Wednesday afternoon that Apple CEO Steve Jobs would be taking a medical leave of absence following conflicting rumors and reports about his health.

Here’s what happened: Gizmodo, a well-established gadget blog owned by Gawker Media, had reported that Jobs’ health was “declining rapidly” and that his medical state was the reason that he would not be giving his traditional keynote address at the Macworld Expo. Goldman quickly shot down the rumor, citing sources; Jobs underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer in the past, but Apple had repeatedly insisted that he was now healthy.

Days later, Jobs said he had been diagnosed with a “hormone imbalance,” implying that it was the reason he stepped down from the Macworld appearance. Goldman had been wrong. Then, on Wednesday, Jobs announced that he was taking the aforementioned leave of absence and that Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook would handle management in the interim.

“You can try to backpedal and say that what you reported was true,” Lyons said to Goldman on CNBC, adding that the broadcast journalist had been “played” and “punked” by his sources at Apple, “but look, you should apologize to Gizmodo for having criticized them and apologize to your viewers for having gotten it so wrong.”

He also took a direct dig at the credibility of CNBC, asking, “Why have a bureau out in Silicon Valley?”

Silicon Alley Insider later reported that Lyons had been banned from the cable network for life. CNBC spokesman Kevin Goldman told CNET News that this is not true and that Lyons has not been banned from the network.

Lyons, while an editor at Fortune, started the anonymous “Secret Diary of Steve Jobs” blog and continued writing it, even after he was outed as the author. He spun the blog off into a book, Options, and later left Fortune for Newsweek. Around the time he made his job switch, he stopped writing as “Fake Steve.”