Kevin, David, and I have all weighed in on CNBC and its problems. What none of us managed to mention in our posts is that the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is running a campaign called 'Fix CNBC' that has gathered over 20,000 signers (me included!) for a petition that reads, in part:
Americans need CNBC to do strong, watchdog journalism – asking tough questions to Wall Street, debunking lies, and reporting the truth. Instead, CNBC has done PR for Wall Street. You've been so obsessed with getting "access" to failed CEOs that you willfully passed on misinformation to the public for years, helping to get us into the economic crisis we face today.
You screwed up badly. Don't apologize – fix it!
CNBC should publicly declare that its new overriding mission will be responsible journalism that holds Wall Street accountable.
PCCC just handed thousands of signed petitions over to CNBC's world headquarters in New Jersey, after a stop at Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. The results are below, and pretty funny.