Bold Words: For some strange reason, CNBC has hired Dennis Miller to host his own show.
I like Dennis Miller. He's a funny guy. I even agree with much of his politics. But he's not a newsman.
His little rants on Fox News were nothing more than childish insults flung at whomever he disagreed with. I'll pay money to see that at one of his comedy shows. But when I turn on a news channel, I want to see, well, news.
Consider his little spiel on the Tonight Show some time ago:
I say we invade Iraq and then invade Chirac. You run a pipe -- you run a pipe from the oilfield right over this Eiffel Tower, shoot it up and have the world's biggest oil derrick. We got a picture of it right here. Yeah. Listen, I would call the French scum bags, but that, of course, would be a disservice to bags filled with scum.Funny stuff. But I expect more from CNBC.