March 29, 2009

Dylan Ratigan quits abruptly at CNBC



Ratigan was giving it to Hank Paulson, The Mastermind, and getting pretty close.

And now he's gone, in an instant. Hopefully he'll be back.

For any reporter reading this blog - follow the money. And start with Hank Paulson.

This one is bigger than Watergate. This will be the story of your careers. If you do your jobs.

The truth is BIG, if you can find it.

Damn, these grifters were good.


Outspoken CNBC Anchor Dylan Ratigan Quits

Dylan Ratigan, who hosted the nightly "Fast Money" roundtable and co-hosted the afternoon show "Closing Bell" with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC, has abruptly quit the business network.

CNBC gave no reason for the exit, and Melissa Lee is hosting "Fast Money," which is airing right now on CNBC. Lee will be Ratigan's replacement at least temporarily, the network said.

"Dylan has told us he is leaving effective today," CNBC spokesman Brian Steel said in an e-mail. "We thank him for all his quality work."

20 comments:

Afterthought said...

When decency is swamped by venality, the next step in social evolution usually involves non-judicial murder on a mass scale.

In some ways, that's a pity.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

Jumped, or pushed? In a piss-poor job market, who quits?

Paul E. Math said...

He'll probably pop up with his own show on Fox or something.

The article said wants to have a show like Letterman or Conan - that seems naive on his part since it takes a hell of a lot of talent for humour, which Ratigan doesn't have, to be funny like Letterman and Conan night after night.

I don't see a conspiracy here. The fact that he left when his contract was up for renegotiation to me means he wanted more money and the network refused. Like I said, he'll probably end up on fox, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

I remember looking at Dylan and he was pissed and he could hardly host a show that talks about stock picks anymore . He started to want to investigate the culprits and you could see it starting to unfold . I knew he would become toast if he kept it up.

Anonymous said...

The problem today is that the bankers and the politicians are ALL in bed together. This is so dissapointing, as I thought Obama would have been different.

We are all being sold down the river, and to this day few care, and fewer know. The prevailing answer to do more of what got us here.

shultzie said...

Ratigan is as culpable as the rest of those CNBC shills - he had a falling out with the producer over $.

He no more a martyr or hero than that DeSantis from AIG - he is just reacting to the change in the winds a little sooner than the rest

Ross said...

Video won't play. Is there another copy out there somewhere? I couldn't find it.

I like Dylan, but Santelli always showed more rage at corruption. He still has his job, for now.

Anonymous said...

If you listen to his appearance on GoldseekRadio, you'll hear a Dylan you didn't know existed.

He's been totally pissed for a while. It's up as an encore show this week.

He investigated Enron. CNBC was making him shut up and he couldn't stand it anymore.

Anonymous said...

If you listen to his appearance on GoldseekRadio, you'll hear a Dylan you didn't know existed.

He's been totally pissed for a while. It's up as an encore show this week.

He investigated Enron. CNBC was making him shut up and he couldn't stand it anymore.

RICO said...

"...follow the money. And start with Hank Paulson."

Start with Goldman's IPO in 2000, that's when 'The Plan' was initiated.

keith said...

http://radio.goldseek.com/shows/2009/03.28.2009/GSR-03.28.09-c.mp3

We've found a potential leader. Fire in the belly. Wants the crooks in jail. Calls left right politics stupid and corrupt.

Bravo.

Will he lead?

xxxyyyzzz said...

"He no more a martyr or hero than that DeSantis from AIG"

maybe not a hero but I think that he challenged "pay for work" a bit. if people start to see pay as "a bribe" or "something not connected work" the game is over for the crooks that run this join.

chslaxcoach said...

Keith, I think you are on to something here. Ratigan has credibility, fire, insight and knows how the media is structured.

All of you who are as pissed off as I am should take a minute and listen to that interview. It might give you a little hope.

LOL said...

Fast money was the best show on CNBC. Dylan Ratigan, and a few others on the program seem like they actually know what they are talking about. Hopefully he moves to something bigger and better.

Mitesh Damania said...

Truth doesn't last long on those financial shows. They are the Jerry Springers of the suit world.

Corruption runs amuck said...

What took you all so long? I knew he was fleecing us last October...I need 700B and I need to be the only one in control of it or else.
Sound familiar?

Hank Pulled a Paulson and is boom...outta here.

I do agree that the money should be chased down but how much do you think they could find at this point? Its probably all been converted to gold.

wallstreetveteran said...

why dont you check his background, it has ZERO to do with finance, those CNBC folks just talk crap all day long. They have ZERO financial knowledge, check out his resume, it use to be posted online, hes just going to some other crap show, as always public listens to them and gets slaughtered

Dr. Huxtable said...

I have always been very impressed with Dylan Ratigan.

He is a critical thinker; something CNBC and the media are in short supply of.

He is a champion of what is right, transparency, and accountability.

I have a feeling that his accurate views on the realities of our economy and the corruption that has/is taking place were not what CNBC wanted to broadcast. Mr. Ratigan seems to be a man of high integrity that did not want to go along with a false or toned down script of what we are really facing, so he stuck by his guns and is now out of the CNBC job.

Dr. Huxtable said...

Keith, any idea who we can write to at CNBC expressing our distaste for the absence of Mr. Ratigan?

gutless and lazy said...

He speaks too slowly anyway.