CNN Disses Larry Kudlow as “TV Personality”

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from Rush Limbaugh,

RUSH: So this is funny. So Trump has finally selected Larry Kudlow to become chairman of the National Council of Economic advisers. He’s replacing Gary Cohn, who was too much a globalist and was asked to go back to Goldman Sachs or somewhere. So CNN is announcing this by saying, “Trump Taps TV Personality as New Economic Adviser.” Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee. Now, for those of you that don’t know, Larry Kudlow is a veteran of the markets.

Larry Kudlow was a star at Bear Stearns, and he was heavily involved in policymaking in the Reagan years. He’s been around a long, long time, and I must… For those of you who have been around long enough, this goes back to the early nineties.

He is no slouch, and CNN’s trying to put him down by writing (laughing), “Trump Taps TV Personality as New Economic Adviser.” For crying out loud, you know, Tim Russert used to work for a member of Congress. All these guys in media have worked for members of Congress or senator. Chris Matthews was the chief of staff to Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. when he was Speaker of the House.

But now Trump is tapping a “TV personality.” It’s supposed to be an insult to Kudlow. The one interesting thing is that Kudlow came out against Trump’s tariffs when he announced them, and that’s in line with what Kudlow’s ideological economic beliefs are. But he’s a good guy. He’s been on CNBC for quite a while.

And why should being on TV being a disqualifier? Does that mean we shouldn’t be watching anybody on TV who is an economics reporter because they’re just a “TV personality” and we therefore really shouldn’t be listening in? So CNN, you throwing Christine Romans under the bus? She’s your economics reporter.

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