Barry Ritholtz joins a long list of folks who have been unplugged CNBC for one perceived offence or another. It seems as though, in this case, the feeling was mutual.*
From the Big Picture:
I have become Persona Non Grata at CNBC.
There was an issue with some really obnoxious blog comments (they were deleted); I started asking not to be booked with really dumb guests (I also requested no Octobox). I did do Fox a few times (But really, who cares about that? I do all media outlets on behalf of my firm).
With Dylan gone, I dont hear from Fast Money, and with Kudlow, I was told I was “too nuanced“– a phrase that is hardly ever used to describe me. I hadn’t done Squawk Box in years, and I know Joe Kernan ain’t no fan of blogs.
Such is life in the big city . . .
* UPDATE: This post originally said that Barry had been “booted” off CNBC. As Barry describes, and as a source close to the proceedings confirms, it was more of a gradual phase-out.