Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: CNBC's Bill Griffeth Gets A Facelift

CNBC sent Bill Griffeth for a facelift over the weekend, then put him on Power Lunch with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Melissa Francis and Dennis Kneale. Why?

These are horrible economic times.  They are unprecedented.  Financial television should provide some sort of assurances of stability or continuity.  There needs to be some gray hair saying that things are going to be alright in order to calm people down.  Yet, CNBC and its parent company GE are the worst violators of ageism in the history of corporate America.  They will opt for Maria Bartiromo's chest long before they will value Sue Herera's intelligence.  They have moved out the older faces before on CNBC, and they told Bill to get a facelift or he was going to disappear in the same way so he went for one. 

I think that it is unfortunate that GE would force Bill to go get a facelift to keep a job.  He will be the ridicule of his family this Thanksgiving.

This time, more than any, calls for letting the older crowd keep their jobs and even show their age.

Jason Rodgers
Jason Rodgers: Jason Rodgers was an experienced research analyst for a major bank prior to retiring to run his own investment consultancy in beautiful Lihue, Hawaii. Jason contributed articles to BestCashCow from 2008 to 2014.

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Comments

  • DanS

    November 25, 2008

    I agree completely. Across the media, old is bad and young (and now young and minority) is good. Especially for CNBC and similar venues, older age give confidence. They should get with it.

  • Alex

    November 25, 2008

    Mark Haines isn't young but he's the best thing on CNBC. He's the only one who seems to know what is going on.

  • Upj

    November 25, 2008

    Mark Haines is a friend of mine and would be the first to agree with this article. Heck, he probably wrote it.

  • George

    November 26, 2008

    Unprecedented my a$$. All of our financial and social ills have happened before, many, many times in many nations. When you consume more than you produce, allow leaders to "manage" your currency, send your armies across the seas and imprison far more people than the rest of the civilized world under the laws of a mobocracy, you end up with less of everything you were trying to gain. Nothing new about our mistakes, nothing new about the results.

  • ...

    October 08, 2009

    ummm yeaa, bill griffeth did not get a facelift. check your sources.

  • Lou

    November 20, 2009

    To me, Mark sounds like a pitch man at a circus sideshow.I believe David Faber and Charlie Gasparino offer a lot with their insights. The girls are pretty and Michelle's two assets are obvious. I will miss Bill.

  • Sandy

    December 02, 2009

    I wish Bill the best. He and Sue made the show. Michelle should co-anchor with Kudlow....no need for guests. They could shout over each other as they both try to hog the limelight. They don't share the camera or microphone. Once my favorite Jimmy Rogers was promoted as a guest and I think in total he got five words in with Kudlow in the picture. Now with my dish I can find another spot for lunch hour. THEY better not even think about getting rid of Sue. She's such a brilliant lady.

  • AronLiv

    March 11, 2010

    What happened to Griffeth? I only just noticed he is gone.

  • Bill

    April 18, 2010

    To this day, and still is, Sue Herrea is my number one on CNBC. Back in California they (Sue, Bill, and I think Cavuto) were on a business TV station call KTYM..I think! You talk about a attractive woman on TV, Sue was on that station, and I couldn't take my eyes off her. Still is a "looker"..This Michelle Cabruso,whatever.. should be teamed with Larry Kudlow..two old hacks!!!

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