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  • CNBC Watch

    Posted by Jonathan on July 25th, 2003 (All posts by )

    The Iron Law:

    Female correspondents will be competent in inverse relationship to how good-looking they are.


    11 Responses to “CNBC Watch”

    1. Ian Says:

      Surely, you can’t mean Maria!

    2. Jonathan Says:

      I don’t want to be mean here, but she is one of their more able people.

    3. Chris C. Says:

      I thought Emma Crosby was pretty good, though she’s from CNBC UK.

    4. Ian Says:

      Actually, I thought so as well. Maybe I sounded sarcastic above. Either way, she’s the only one I’ve ever been able to sit through more than five minutes of — and not just because she’s good looking.

    5. Lex Says:

      I don’t have a TV so I am really out of it.

      Is Bobby Batista still around?

      I saw Rudi Bakhtiar once. She looked like a fashion model, and she did not come off as much of an, uh, analyst of the news.

    6. SMG Says:

      Umm, Helen Thomas?

      There goes the Iron Law.

      Unless we’re talking TV/cable correspondents.

      Geez, I remember watching Katie Couric on the local Washington NBC affiliate. What a dope. Now she’s a “serious” journalist appearing on C-Span panels discussing world politics and international affairs.

      Still a dope. She couldn’t cover, literally, a small town zoning or school board meeting. Wouldn’t know how to write the story, who to talk to.


    7. Jonathan Says:

      God help us, is Helen Thomas working for CNBC now? Let it not be so.

    8. Andy B. Says:

      How about Bambi Fransisco? (I did not make this up)

    9. Jonathan Says:

      – Did Bambi Francisco every work at CNBC? I don’t think she does now. Besides, I can’t tell what she looks like: the photos I’ve seen of her are small and she uses a lot of makeup.

      – Bobbi Batista certainly doesn’t work for CNBC.

      – Rudi who?

      – Are you guys serious about Emma Crosby? She looks good and everything, but she seems to have trouble finding Britain on those big maps they use.

      – Katie Couric fits my model, but she doesn’t work for CNBC either.

      – The German lady who does after-mkt reports from Frankfurt seems unusually competent, but unfortunately also fits the model.

    10. Omnibus Bill Says:

      Daryn Kagan.

      I mention her because I have no idea how good, or bad, she is. If she happens to be on CNN, I sit staring at the TV, slack jawed, not noticing anything she says. Those eyes…. mmmm.

      For all I know, she could be the second coming of Bob Woodward, or for that matter, David Corn. I haven’t a clue. All I know is she makes me make Homer-Simpson-Thinkin’-‘Bout-Donut noises. Argglelarglemmmmmmmmmmm….

      Helen Thomas makes me make the same noise, only in reverse; as does excess tequila.

    11. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      The CNBC Europe correspondents are not too bad. That would include the German lady; she’s on in the morning here. Not bad at all.