This bunch of extremely rich pundits sit around and tell everyone that there just hasn't been enough shared sacrifice from the working class, the elderly and the poor in order to solve the deficit problem. If these people want to go on the air and pontificate about how the pound of flesh should be taken out of the working class, their salaries and net worth ought to be displayed right under their names for the viewers. (Salaries from various online sources. Most statistics from 2012, some salaries may be outdated and various people may have a higher or lower net worth or make more or less in salary as of this writing).
Tom Brokaw, former NBC anchor, has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, has a $4 million yearly salary & a net worth of $18 million.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, talking head, is worth $8 million.
Katie Couric, CBS, has $15 million yearly salary and $10 million in marketing money.
Diane Sawyer, ABC, has $12 million yearly salary.
Glen Beck, Fox, has a $2 million yearly salary & averages $32 million a year in total income.
Bill O’Reilly, Fox, has a $20 million yearly salary.
Rush Limbaugh, Fox Plus, who backed a 50% pay cut for auto workers has a $28 million yearly salary Check out this link: http://www.salary-money.com/rush-limbaugh-salary-28000000.php#.UOiR...
Sean Hannity, Fox, has a 5 year contract worth $100 million and a net worth of $30 million.
Shepard Smith, Fox Report and Studio B, has a $10 million yearly salary.
Megyn Kelly, Fox, has a $250,000 yearly salary & a net worth of $5 million.
Rick Santelli, CNBC, has a net worth of $3 million.
Maria Bartiromo, CNBC, has a $1 million yearly salary & a net worth of $22 million.
Eric Burnett, CNBC, CNN: has a $2 million yearly salary.
Larry Kudlow, CNBC, has a $1 million yearly salary & net worth of $80 million.
Jim Kramer, CNBC, has a net worth of $100 million.
Soledad O’Brien, CNN, has a yearly salary between $600,000 and $1 million & net worth of $12 million.
Anderson Cooper, CNN, has a $5 million yearly salary.
Meredith Vieira, NBC Today co-anchor, has a $10 million yearly salary.
Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News, has a $13 million yearly salary.
Keith Olberman, former MSNBC anchor now with Current TV, made a $5 million yearly salary while at MSNBC.
Harry Smith, former CBS Early show anchor now with NBC, had a $3 million yearly salary at CBS.
Ernie Anastos, Fox (until July 2012), had a $2 million yearly salary.
Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes correspondent, has a $1.8 million yearly salary.
Matt Lauer, TODAY, has a $21.5 million yearly salary.
Charlie Rose, CBS This Morning, has an $8 million yearly salary.
Al Roker, TODAY, has a $7 million yearly salary.
Bret Baier, Special Report, has a $7 million yearly salary.
Robin Roberts, Good Morning America, has a $6 million yearly salary.
Piers Morgan, Piers Morgan Tonight, has a $6 million yearly salary.
Scott Pelley, CBS Evening News, has a $5 million yearly salary.
George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, has a $5 million yearly salary.
Chris Matthews, Hardball, has a $5 million yearly salary.
Wolf Blitzer, The Situation Room, has a $3 million yearly salary.
Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe, has a $2 million yearly salary.
Erin Burnett, OutFront, has a $2 million yearly salary.
Gayle King, CBS This Morning, has a $2 million yearly salary.
Savannah Guthrie, TODAY, has a $2 million yearly salary.
Robin Meade, HLN Anchor, has a $750,000 yearly salary.
Sheri Shepherd, The View, has a $1.5 million yearly salary.
Savannah Guthrie, NBC News, has a $2 million yearly salary.
Kelly Ripa, ABC, has a $20 million yearly salary.
I remember when news reporters were working stiffs making an average wage with a fairly high ethical standards for reporting objective truth. The current crop of pundits practice class war under the guise of “reporting”. Never trust a rich person or a rich person’s mouth piece.
There is a war going on and you, my dear reader, are losing. It is a war of attrition, a war of grinding you into poverty until you are so weak you die. Whether you are aware of it or not, that is what is happening. These ‘news reporters’ are the front line troops, the propagandists, for this war.