Media World: Was CNBC told to be nicer to Obama?


The brass at General Electric Co. (GE) is telling the on-air talent at CNBC too cool the anti-Obama rhetoric, at least that's the story coming from theNew York Post's Page Six.

GE Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal head Jeff Zucker held the three-hour meeting at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters to discuss whether CNBC was beating up on Obama too much. Particular attention was paid to Rick Santelli's now-famous "tea party" rant, the Post said.