Investment Pornography -- Fast Money
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Investment Pornography -- Fast Money

If pornography is all about titillation and arousal, it is not surprising that rate- and ad-hungry cable TV business shows now mimic the sex market. The concept “investment pornography” has been around for a long time, but it has never fit as well as it does now with such ever popular shows as Fast Money on CNBC.  Just look at the name of the program FAST money.  And, what are they hawking – and hawking is what they are doing – HOT tips and the most sensational returns.  The tone, texture, exchanges, and programming are as close to porn as TV has ever gotten.

 

Fast Money (and Cramer every bit as much) is set to high pitch, driven by enticing camera shots, and staffed by virile actors bringing themselves and their audience to ever higher levels of arousal.  They get off, especially, when the market plummets and when they can hint at Armageddon. They love to excite by suggesting hot new sector trends, engage in cross play, and manipulate fast and dazzling graphics.  It is a bizarre mix of information and entertainment that is soft core, not hard core, but pornography all the same.   And, it could actually be bad for your financial health.   

 

Pornography is big business for the very reason that it excites and plays with the mind.  It is real big business.  TV business shows, especially Fast Money and Cramer, have cleverly adopted its style, format, and packaging.

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Comments

  • lizbeth

    August 04, 2007

    I never thought of it that way. But there really are similarities. I don't think I will be able to watch again without thinking about your article. Thanks.

  • max

    August 04, 2007

    I too will never be able to see the show without thinking about it from this perspective.

  • PornoLover

    August 05, 2007

    It is what it is. No one should be really taking investment advice from a couple of guys on tv. It's purely entertainment.

  • Dave Lloyd

    August 07, 2007

    Please. This is like saying that a baseball game is porn too. These shows appeal to our sense of excitement, but not to our sexual desires.

  • ChristySchien

    August 12, 2007

    I can't speak from the male point of view, but from the woman's point of view their is nothing that turns me on about Jim Cramer or Jeff Macke or anyone who I've seen on any of these shows.

  • TJT1191

    August 16, 2007

    These guys are a bunch of blow - hards!

  • RobbyT

    August 16, 2007

    I read this and watched and agree with what you are saying, but they seem to just be stroking themselves. There is better stuff out there.

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    January 06, 2009

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  • susane

    January 06, 2009

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