A couple days ago former CNBC pundit Jeff Macke appeared on the QuothTheRaven podcast. It brought to mind his ignominious end at CNBC which was punctuated, or perhaps precipitated by a bizarre on camera rant in May 2009. I blogged about it at the time, which is why I’m blogging about his QTR appearance now.
Chris Irons of course asked Macke to comment on that incident, and Macke obliged him, laying out the backdrop of the time (GFC meltdown) and what he was going through as a financial commentator who was expected to deliver witty repartee while many were going bankrupt and network TV was attempting to maintain the narrative (“everything is fine… Jeff, say something interesting, next up: puppies”). Read on