The Charlie Rose Show

Discussion in 'Economics' started by SouthAmerica, May 12, 2009.

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    May 12, 2009

    SouthAmerica: Last night The Charlie Rose Show was excellent.

    The Charlie Rose Show for May 11, 2009

    1) Charlie Rose interviewed Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the U.S. banking bailout

    2) Charlie Rose interviewed Naomi Klein and William Greider

    Naomi Klein, author of “The Shock Doctrine”

    William Greider, author of “Come Home, America”

    Both books are about the US economic system.

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    On Oct 19, 2009 on The Charlie Rose Show – Charlie Rose interviewed Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times.

    I prepared some comments regarding last nights show and when I went to post it on the Charlie Rose Show website I found out that Charlie Rose eliminated the comments section regarding his guests after the October 6, 2009 show.


    A few days ago about the same time when The Charlie Rose Show also started being broadcast at Bloomberg radio the comments section of the daily guests of The Charlie Rose Show was eliminated.

    You can bet that there is a connection between these two events.


    And here are the latest postings on his show that prompted Charlie Rose to eliminate the comments section to his daily show.

    Posted by robdverity: Charged Charlie with commentary cowardice in a comment that was purged - thus validating my charge - which stated couldn't stand the heat so he was removing the kitchen.

    Shalome Freedman, Michael Bloomberg having their way with Charlie? You betcha, as Sarah would say. Too bad.

    That's the way fascism begins. Shut it down a little by little.

    You can read the entire fiasco at:

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    October 20, 2009

    SouthAmerica: Charlie Rose and Andrew Ross Sorkin can’t be honest with the American people because they need to watch what they talk and write about otherwise they would both lose their jobs.

    I used to respect and admire Warren Buffett for the last 40 years then he lost most of his credibility about an year ago when he went around peddling the Wall Street bailout that helped him to line up his pockets.

    I used to believe that Warren Buffett represented ethics, and high integrity. Now I understand a little better why he is the richest man in the land and how naïve I have been all this time.

    Today Warren Buffett credibility is zero as far as I am concerned, and I understand he is just a self-serving greedy old man and nothing else – and conflict of interest is his middle name.


    On Oct 19, 2009 on The Charlie Rose Show – Charlie Rose interviewed Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times.

    I prepared the following comments regarding last night’s show that includes many things that Charlie Rose and Andrew Ross Sorkin are not allowed to include on their conversations, or Sorkins’ book and newspaper articles at The New York Times – if they were honest with the American people.


    Desperate measures to try to save the United States Imploding Financial System

    October 2, 2008

    SouthAmerica: After watching Warren Buffett being interviewed on the Charlie Rose Show - I posted the following in the comments section of that TV show.

    I just watched Charlie Rose interview Warren Buffet the richest man in the United States and he almost begged that Congress pass the Wall Street bailout.

    Warren Buffet looked desperate about this Wall Street bailout, and he even suggested that Congress should give Treasure Secretary Paulson a blank check probably for him to use it trying to stop a meltdown in the derivatives market related to the tsunami of redemptions that is affecting the $ 3 trillion dollar Hedge Fund industry and these guys are loaded with all kinds of derivatives instruments – that is why Secretary Paulson want the authority to buy any type of financial instruments since he already placed the orders to buy $ 700 billion dollars of toxic derivatives that just God knows if these instruments are already completely worthless at this point – and the derivatives market an unregulated $ 62 trillion dollar financial weapon of mass destruction that has exploded – and nobody knows what kind of toxic fallout is underway that is going to infect the entire global financial system.

    After the new administration assumes office in January 2009 then they can request for another $ 1 trillion dollars to bailout the real estate market.

    The current $ 700 billion dollars Wall Street bailout is going to disappear very quickly into the derivatives black-hole.

    I worked for John M. Templeton for a number of years and learned a lot about his economic and investment philosophy and over the years I thought that Warren Buffett also had some similar beliefs – I am surprised that Warren Buffett is going around giving support to a bailout plan that is stupid and irresponsible and goes against all the economic philosophy that has made this country great.

    I am disappointed of Mr. Buffett latest positions because Warren Buffett understands more than anybody else that this deep recession is the way that a capitalist society adjust the entire system and clean up the system of all the distortions that has been accumulated over the years – that is how the system cleanse itself and moves forward.


    CNBC and Economic Damage Control

    October 18, 2008

    SouthAmerica: …As I mentioned above I have been an admirer of Mr. Buffett for almost 40 years, and I thought he was in the same league with Mr. Templeton – a similar investment philosophy, a similar outstanding investment record, a very high level of integrity, and I thought these were men of outstanding character who were beyond reproach.

    Since I knew Mr. Templeton so well over the years I am almost sure that he would not have gone to the Charlie Rose Show to support the $ 700 billion dollars Wall Street bailout. He had an aversion to government intrusion in the private sector.

    I know Mr. Templeton would be in shock today with the massive nationalization of US companies, and heavy US government intervention against the workings of a free market economy that is underway in the United States.

    I am sure that he would not be a supporter of the Wall Street bailout since that would go completely against his investment and economic philosophy.

    No wonder we have a crisis of trust in the banking system and financial market, with so much US government intervention making an effort to keep the distortions in the US market from adjusting itself and finding a new equilibrium and the real prices deflated from the artificial bubbles, and artificial thinking.

    Here is what I mean by conflicts of interest by Mr. Buffett:

    I mentioned on the above posting about Mr. Buffett’s relationship with Treasury Secretary Paulson, and his new investment in Goldman Sacks on the days prior to the approval of the bailout that Mr. Buffett was lobbying for it on the Charlie Rose Show.

    Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is the top institutional holder of Wells Fargo & Company stock. As of June 30, 2008 Berkshire Hathaway owned 9 percent or 290,654,868 shares of common stock of Wells Fargo valued at $ 7 billion dollars.

    On this new US government welfare program for the major US banks the Wells Fargo bank is getting $ 25 billion dollars (including $ 5 billion dollars that was going to Wachovia now part of Wells Fargo)

    Two weeks ago the Goldman Sacks investment banking company turned itself into a banking holding company just in time to qualify for this new US government welfare program, and they are going to receive $ 10 billion dollars.

    In just these two companies that Mr. Buffett has interests worth about $ 10 billion dollars – combined these 2 companies are receiving from the US government welfare program for the rich – a handout to the tune of $ 30 billion dollars.

    The latest issue of Business Week magazine dated October 27, 2008 has a table listing all the major banks that are receiving this handout from the US government and they list also the amount of the welfare check that each bank is going to receive.

    I am sure that Mr. John M. Templeton wouldn’t have involved himself in such a scheme completely full of conflicts of interest, and he also wouldn’t have sold his soul and his credibility for a fist full of dollars.


    The Largest Swindle in Global Economic History

    September 24, 2008

    SouthAmerica: It is underway in the United States the largest Swindle in global economic history.

    The United States economy is becoming a case study for the largest economic swindle in world history….

    … These scoundrels want to assign unlimited authority to a system that has fail badly and they don’t want any checks and balances attached to this bailout in the name of restoring confidence into the US financial system.

    If Americans are so Dumb as to fall one more time to these scare tactics that the Bush administration has been using all along then Americans and the rest of the global financial system deserves to taken for another ride – only fools would fall for these empty scare tactics.

    … Americans are not smart enough to connect the dots and realize that by assuming these massive losses today in the trillions of US dollars indirectly they are helping to dismantle in the coming years all the unfunded social programs that we have here in the United States including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the pension system of federal employees, and so on….

    … Americans are so dumb that they might pass this bailout without understanding what the scoundrels sold to them – that would be another signal to the world that the US financial system it is just a very risk casino with very dumb people in charge.


    September 29, 2008

    SouthAmerica: Right now the House is voting on legislation that it will be considered the largest swindle in financial history.

    These Congressmen must be “Brain Dead” to vote in favor of the passage of such bailout for Wall Street that it does not mean a thing to main-street.

    I never imagined that Americans were so stupid – only “brain Dead” people would approve such a bailout.

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    Last night Charlie Rose interviewed Al Gore regarding his latest book.

    They discussed the impact that green technology is going to have in the US economy regarding job creation, and how we are running out of time to take the proper actions to save our planet.

    Al Gore lost a lot of weight and he looks like he is getting in shape for another presidential run in 2012.

  5. Lucrum


  6. The latest interview with Niall Ferguson was excellent. To be watched after reading this:

    Unfortunately both Ferguson and Frieden never touch on oil and other commodity prices.
  7. jem


    We agree about Buffett.

    You left out the part about Buffett owning 10% of moodys.

    So as his company was certifying toxic assets were investment grade and therefore allowing MBS peddlers to loot teacher's pension funds - he was telling us out of concern for people like his secretary we should be raising taxes.
  8. I hate Charlie Rose.

    He sometimes gets genuinely worthwhile guests, who's views I'd really be interested in hearing, or at least the answers to Rose's questions.

    But, Charlie Rose seems physically incapable of STFU, so he constantly interrupts the guests and tries to finish their sentences. It is extremely frustrating. The man has diarrhea of the mouth.

    Especially when he has a good guest I have to change the channel because I know that CR will never actually let the guest get a word in edgewise...
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    Lucrum: on Al whores personal bank account...


    November 5, 2009

    SouthAmerica: You added this crap to my quote. That was not part of my original posting.

    If you want to add garbage to other’s people quote then that game can work both ways.

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    day4night: The latest interview with Niall Ferguson was excellent.


    SouthAmerica: I agree with you the Niall Ferguson interview was excellent and I am buying his book “The Ascent of Money”.


    SouthAmerica: Jem, it is nice to hear from you.

    #10     Nov 5, 2009