The financial television network CNBC has often been criticized for cheerleading its viewers into buying stocks, The business channel has been nicknamed “Tout TV” since at least 2000.
A similar term to “Tout TV” is “Bubblevision.”
CNBC is an American basic cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of Comcast Corporation. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.
The Big Gamble
By: Ed Bugos | Mon, Apr 3, 2000
It seems that technology has become a permanent force for containing inflation. In fact, so much so, that certain chief economists on tout TV have questioned the need for a Central Bank at all.
March 2001, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “Tech Gets ToughLove” by Fred W. Frailey, pg. 64, col. 2:
And you don’t want to see CNBC’s ratings increase, as they did into last summer. My name for CNBC is Tout TV, or Bubblevision.
(Spoken by Fred Hickey.—ed.)
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It’s Time To Jump Back in Precious Metals
Likewise, I don’t feel the bull market will be over until TOUT-TV (CNBC-TV) moves the young lady from the oil pits to the Comex floor to cover gold.
The Dick Davis Dividend:
Straight Talk on Making Money from 40 Years on Wall Street
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
By Dick Davis
CNBC’s credibility was seriously compromised, and it was derisively labeled “bubble vision” and “tout-TV.” In the postbubble years of 2000—2004, daytime viewership of CNBC dropped 60 percent from its peak (Barron’s Online, January 12, 2005).
GRANDICH: 2008 Year Review and Outlook For 2009
By: Peter Grandich
The Grandich Letter, Grandich Publications, LLC
-- Posted Wednesday, 31 December 2008
TOUT-TV (CNBC) and the like continue to spew out how gold failed to fire in 2008 given all the turmoil.
@nelson That union must be watching CNBC aka Tout TV: “Recession over! Green shoots! Buy buy buy!”
8:06 PM - 13 Aug 2009
Michael J. Panzner
No Longer Tout TV?: Although CNBC has been called “tout TV,” “bubblevision,” and an “infomercial for corporate .. http://bit.ly/7cGbSO
4:06 PM - 11 Dec 2009
@BenVitale I grew to respect Dylan Ratigan after he left CNBC Tout TV http://tinyurl.com/c3ub7q
8:57 PM - 17 Apr 2010
CNBC’s ratings in free fall. Tout TV?
8:51 AM - 5 Jul 2013
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