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Entry from July 07, 2015
Tout TV

The financial television network CNBC has often been criticized for cheerleading its viewers into buying stocks, The business channel has been nicknamed “Tout TV” since at least 2000.

A similar term to “Tout TV” is “Bubblevision.”

Wikipedia: CNBC
CNBC is an American basic cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of Comcast Corporation. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.

The Big Gamble
By: Ed Bugos | Mon, Apr 3, 2000
It seems that technology has become a permanent force for containing inflation. In fact, so much so, that certain chief economists on tout TV have questioned the need for a Central Bank at all.

Google Books
March 2001, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “Tech Gets ToughLove” by Fred W. Frailey, pg. 64, col. 2:
And you don’t want to see CNBC’s ratings increase, as they did into last summer. My name for CNBC is Tout TV, or Bubblevision.
(Spoken by Fred Hickey.—ed.)

Google Groups: misc.invest.stocks
It’s Time To Jump Back in Precious Metals
Likewise, I don’t feel the bull market will be over until TOUT-TV (CNBC-TV) moves the young lady from the oil pits to the Comex floor to cover gold.

Google Books
The Dick Davis Dividend:
Straight Talk on Making Money from 40 Years on Wall Street

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
By Dick Davis
Pg. 142:
CNBC’s credibility was seriously compromised, and it was derisively labeled “bubble vision” and “tout-TV.” In the postbubble years of 2000—2004, daytime viewership of CNBC dropped 60 percent from its peak (Barron’s Online, January 12, 2005).

GRANDICH: 2008 Year Review and Outlook For 2009
By: Peter Grandich
The Grandich Letter, Grandich Publications, LLC
-- Posted Wednesday, 31 December 2008
TOUT-TV (CNBC) and the like continue to spew out how gold failed to fire in 2008 given all the turmoil.

Flying Badger
@nelson That union must be watching CNBC aka Tout TV: “Recession over! Green shoots! Buy buy buy!”
8:06 PM - 13 Aug 2009

Michael J. Panzner
No Longer Tout TV?: Although CNBC has been called “tout TV,” “bubblevision,” and an “infomercial for corporate .. http://bit.ly/7cGbSO
4:06 PM - 11 Dec 2009

@BenVitale I grew to respect Dylan Ratigan after he left CNBC Tout TV http://tinyurl.com/c3ub7q
8:57 PM - 17 Apr 2010

CNBC’s ratings in free fall. Tout TV?
8:51 AM - 5 Jul 2013

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 • Permalink