On CNBC this morning, a fight about lockdowns broke out between Andrew Ross Sorkin (who also writes for the New York Times) and the personality Rick Santelli. Check it out:
A fight about lockdowns broke out on CNBC this morning pic.twitter.com/KZyAKpaQt0
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Santelli argues that it’s absurd to shut down restaurants when you can plainly see hundreds of cars in a Lowe’s parking lot. Sorkin keeps invoking science. Their discussion devolves into an intense disagreement about which of them is doing a disservice to viewers.
I understand there are some CNBC viewers who don’t want theatrics like this and just want to know what the jobs report will mean for their stocks. From my perspective, however, this could’ve gone on for another 15 minutes, and I would’ve been quite alright.