Posts filed under “Media”

Follow Up: Daily Show Blowback

Last night’s Daily Show appearance (described here: How I Ended Up On The Daily Show) generated a surprising amount of interest.

As much as I would like to claim responsibility for the buzz — my calm demeanor and rational approach as the cause — in reality, the person on the other side of the argument, Peter Schiff, deserves all of the credit. His cost saving innovation of “paying the ‘Mentally Retarded’ $2 an hour”might have something to do with the interview going viral.

It got picked up by lots of press; here is the short list (let me know if I missed anything)

• There’s a Good Reason Why Everyone’s Cricizing Peter Schiff (Policy Mic)

• Must-see morning clip: Eat your McNuggets with a side of delicious poverty (Salon)

• TDS: Peter Schiff Suggests the ‘Mentally Retarded’ Could be Paid $2 an Hour (Crooks & Liars)

• Peter Schiff And Barry Ritholtz Battled Over The Minimum Wage On Last Night’s Daily Show (Business Insider)

• Rich CEO Wonders Why ‘The Daily Show’ Hates The, How You Say, ‘Retarded’ (HuffPo)

•  ’You’re worth what you’re worth!’: Libertarian CEO worth $70M says the ‘mentally retarded’ should be happy to work for $2 an hour (DailyMail)

• Behind scenes look at Daily Show minimum wage segment (MetaFilter)

• ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Out Who Deserves to Work for $2 an Hour (Yahoo)

• CEO: ‘Mentally Retarded’ Could Work For $2 Wages, ‘You’re Worth What You’re Worth’ (CBS Connecticut)

•  CEO tells Daily Show ‘mentally retarded’ could work for $2: ‘You’re worth what you’re worth’  (Raw Story)

• Rich CEO Tells ‘Daily Show’ The ‘Mentally Retarded’ Are Maaaybe Worth $2 An Hour (HuffPo)

• Jon Stewart: Obama Now in the ‘F*ck It’ Stage of His Presidency (Mediaite)

• Watch the Daily Show Mock Arguments Against Raising the Minimum Wage (Eater)

• ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Out Who Deserves to Work for $2 an Hour (The Wire)

• This CEO Wants To Pay ‘Mentally Retarded’ People $2 Per Hour (Addicting Info)

 

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Peter Schiff has complained he was quoted out of context:

• UPDATE Jan 30, 2014: Peter Schiff responds: ‘The Daily Show’: Intellectually Dishonest about the Intellectually Disabled (Schiff Radio)

• Feb 1 2014:  “The Daily Show”: A Call To Action (Schiff Radio)

• Investor Peter Schiff digs himself in deeper after ‘Daily Show’ remarks about the ‘retarded’ (Raw Story)

• How To Not Get Pwn’d By The Daily Show – Peter Schiff Interview (Libertarian Republic)

• Peter Schiff Releases Daily Show Email, Accuses Them of ‘Lying’ to Him  (Mediaite)

Peter Schiff Takes Mediaite Inside His Daily Show ‘Hit Job’  (Mediaite)

 

Category: Humor, Media, Television, Wages & Income

TDS: Wage Against the Machine

Below is my Daily Show debut.

The segment was pretty good. As noted last night, we shot for 2 hours, and lots of great stuff was left on the cutting room floor. The discussion on higher paying retailers such as Costco and Trader Joes versus Walmart was actually interesting, and Samantha was really funny in that section. I guess if I wanted more screen time, I should have spoken about retarded people deserving to earn less than minimum wage (watch the video to understand).

Samantha Bee explores the devastating economic effects of raising the minimum wage to the poverty level.

(04:59) January 28, 2014

Category: Humor, Media, Television, Video, Wages & Income

Bloomberg TV: Innovation, Netflix, Dimon’s Paycheck

Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson and Bloomberg View Columnist Barry Ritholtz discuss the price of innovation on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart

Can You Put a Price on Innovation?

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

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Ritholtz Wealth Management CIO Barry Ritholtz discusses Netflix and its release of “Mitt,” the new Mitt Romney documentary. He speaks with Trish Regan and Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Is There Anyone Who Can Compete With Netflix?

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

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Ritholtz Wealth Management CIO Barry Ritholtz discusses Jamie Dimon and executive compensation. He speaks with Trish Regan and Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Why All the Fuss Over Jamie Dimon’s Paycheck?

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

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Category: Media, Video

Bloomberg TV: Market Correction, Marijuana, Davos

Ritholtz Wealth Management CIO Barry Ritholtz and Greylock Capital Management Chairman and CEO Hans Humes discuss stocks dropping, the situation in Argentina and selloff in emerging market currencies. They speak with Trish Regan and Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Market Correction or Are We Just Taking a Breather?

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

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Bloomberg View Columnist Barry Ritholtz discusses banking and financial services for legalized marijuana on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Opening Banking Services to the Pot Industry

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

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Bloomberg View Columnist Barry Ritholtz discusses the relevancy of this weeks World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Is Davos Still Relevant?

Bloomberg, January 24 2014

Category: Markets, Media, Video

XMSR Stand Up with Pete! Interview

I did a short interview with Pete Dominick of XMSR. I thought the discussion on Google’s acquisition of Next was the best part of our chat:

Source: Stand Up!

Category: Media, Video

New Project in the Works

So I have been working on a few interesting projects — some web based, some data oriented, and some media related — that will be rolling out over the next few months. The core of these projects, all relate to my day job — asset management and financial planning — in some significant way. Today…Read More

Category: Media, Technology, Weblogs

Your Best Investment Idea for the Next Decade

Yesterday, Business Insider posted a huge piece, wherein they ask various folks for their best idea for a decade. With the low key headlne, Wall Street’s Brightest Minds Reveal Their Best Investment Ideas For The Next Decade, here is how I responded: Financial planning: “As it turns out, that is an easy question: Our own…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, Finance, Media

Video: The Lessons of Gold’s Collapse


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Media, Video

Bullish on Europe and Emerging Markets


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Media, Video

Morgan Housel: A Conversation With Barry Ritholtz

I have an interesting chat with Morgan Housel:


Fool.com

Category: Media, Video