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‘Father of the Tea Party’ Rick Santelli takes part in CNBC Election Coverage

CNBC’s Rick Santelli has left his usual spot at the Chicago Merc and is instead at CNBC World Headquarters this election day. Santelli, whose Feb. 2009 on-air rant gave birth to the tea party movement, will take part in CNBC’s midterm coverage.

Calling him “the father of the tea party,” Joe Kernen welcomed Santelli to “Squawk Box” this morning. Speaking of the Tea Party movement, Santelli said “I don’t think it’s going to morph into a party, but I think it’s going to morph into a political force that will have input into the system.” Talking about the extremes in this election, specifically Christine O’Donnell, Santelli said: “You need the extremes to bring the discussion in. She’s not going to win this time, but she’s going to alter the discourse, that’s good. We need extreme people.”

One-time presidential candidate Howard Dean joined Santelli on set and when the conversation turned to Pres. Obama, Kernen held up today’s New York Post (left):” “This is Rupert Murdoch… if this is not a repudiation…” “That is propaganda,” said Dean, “I think it’s a repudiation of the promise of the notion that he was going to change the way business is done in Washington and that did not happen.”

Santelli, a self-described Independent, will be on CNBC all day contributing commentary as well as his commodities reporting. When asked this summer in a TVNewser interview whether he believed he was the father of the tea party, Santelli said, “If that’s what they put on my tombstone, they can bury me with a smile.”

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Bob Schieffer on the ‘Important Role’ the Sunday Shows Play in Midterm Election Coverage

Yesterday, we reported that the CBS Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation topped its competition in total viewers last week. TVNewser spoke to the program’s moderator, Bob Schieffer, about the win, the upcoming elections, and the role the Sunday shows play in this multi-platform world.

TVNewser: Bob, congratulations on Sunday, why do you think that the show resonated with viewers?

Bob Schieffer: We just try to stick right to the news, we are in the middle of a very important midterm election and we try to make every broadcast for the last month or so about that, we had quite a good panel [Sunday] we had Liz Cheney, and she really squared off against Howard Dean.

It was jut the kind of discussion we really like to have, it was kind of fun, but still it was very civil. It was interesting, every single person that was on the broadcast said to me, ‘thank you, I really enjoyed doing that.’ When you do that you feel like you have advanced the story a little bit.

TVNewser: “Meet the Press” and “This Week” both played host to U.S. Senate debates, with MTP hosting the candidates from Colorado and “This Week” the candidates from Delaware. The Delaware race has drawn some national attention, but do you think that most people outside of those states are really interested in watching those debates?

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‘There’s No Mention of Shirley Sherrod. No Playing of the Clip’

Tonight on “Special Report” Bret Baier fast-forwards through Fox News programming from Monday, July 19 to debunk a claim made by Howard Dean during an appearance on MSNBC earlier this week.

It all goes back to the Shirley Sherrod case and whether Fox News mentioned her story — or played the infamous edited videotape — on that day.

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(h/t J$P)

LA Times’ Matea Gold Joining Tribune Washington Bureau

MateaGold062410.jpg Los Angeles Times media reporter Matea Gold is leaving the media beat and moving to Washington DC, where she will join the DC bureau of Tribune.

Tribune is the parent company of the LA Times.

While she has most recently covered the media, Gold is also a veteran political reporter, and has covered the campaigns of Al Gore, John Kerry, Howard Dean and Joe Lieberman, among others.

According to an internal memo from Tribune DC bureau chief Kerry Luft, Gold will start after Labor Day, where she will be helping out with Tribune’s coverage of the 2010 midterm elections.

Luft’s memo to staff is after the jump.

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Dobbs Trying to Make Peace with Dean?

LDobbsB_1016.jpgIt appears CNN’s Lou Dobbs is trying to make amends with Howard Dean. Days after calling the one-time presidential candidate a “bloodsucking leftist” who could only be stopped with “a stake through his heart,” Dobbs reached out to Dean and asked him to appear on his radio show. HuffPo’s Sam Stein reports Dean declined the offer.

Dobbs has already sort-of apologized to Dean, but Dobbs’ critics still want him fired. A group called Democracy for America sent out an email calling for CNN and the United Stations Radio Network to fire the host.

“It’s time to get Lou Dobbs and his hate speech off the air,” the letter read. “It’s time for CNN and the United Stations Radio Network to fire Lou Dobbs.”

Howard Dean to Fill in on Countdown

MTP_7.27.jpgTomorrow and Wednesday, former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean will guest host Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Expect a lot of health care talk as Dean is the author of “Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform.” The question: will there be opposing viewpoints during his healthcare segments?

Sitting in tonight is Lawrence O’Donnell. Richard Wolffe guest hosts Thursday and Friday. Olbermann is back next week.

Financial Menu With Clusterstock’s John Carney

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we’re joined by Clusterstock.com editor John Carney.

We discuss Howard Dean‘s move to CNBC, if Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is getting fair coverage in the press and more.

Also: brackets! Carney says you should have made your picks like a short seller.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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Howard Dean Joins CNBC as Contributor

dean_3-23.jpgFormer DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean has joined CNBC as a contributor. The news was announced this morning by Joe Kernen, while Dean filled in as co-host of Squawk Box.

Kernen introduced Dean, saying “as of today, is a CNBC contributor.” “That should terrify you!” joked Dean.

And Kernen had some advice for the former Vermont Governor — get those Dean Screams ready. “I’m not saying we want you to tone it down, necessarily, but — actually we don’t. This is cable. You need to ratchet it up a little bit,” said Kernen.

There’s no word yet which programs Dean will contribute to regularly.

> Update: Politico talked to Dean about the new job. He says he’s “going to be neutral” in the Cramer/Stewart story.

Is Howard Dean Bitter About Not Being Obama’s Chief of Staff?

Dean_12.4.jpgTVNewser has the transcript from tomorrow night’s “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News”. DNC Chairman Howard Dean was Hughley’s guest and they got to talking about Dean’s successful 50 state strategy, and how one person was not so keen on the idea.

Dean: You gotta go to everyone to ask for the vote and if you don’t do it you’re not likely to win so we just went everywhere… People use to make fun of the fact that we went to Alaska to get them organized but now we have a United States Senator from Alaska… So I think it worked out alright.

Hughley: You had a lot of detractors… many people thought that it wouldn’t be successful, including Rahm Emanuel… How do you feel? Do you feel vindicated?

Dean: No… Rahm ended up as chief of staff to Barack Obama so I don’t feel too vindicated.

Hughley: You were right… but it was amazing…

Dean: Ah, D.L., I might have been right but I’d rather be chief of staff…(laughter)

> Update: DNC national press secretary Stacie Paxton responds to TVNewser, “Dean was clearly joking. As he’s said previously, Dean has a lot of respect for Rahm Emanuel and thinks he’ll do a great job as Chief of Staff.”

The segment airs on “Hughley” tomorrow night at 10pmET on CNN.

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12 Year Later, Money Trail Still Ruffling Feathers

dnc_8-24.gifPerhaps the greatest indication of the impact of Brian Ross‘s investigative work at the Conventions occurred today when Denver police arrested one of his producer/reporters.

Ross’ investigative unit has been following the Money Trail since the 1996 political conventions. The unit heads to high priced, low profile parties put on by donors for the political elite. And apparently there are hundreds each year.

ross_8-27.jpg“You wouldn’t know about them unless you went where we went,” Ross told TVNewser today. So far the unit has seen everyone from DNC chairman Howard Dean to singer John Legend attend these events. Reports have aired all this week and will again all next week at the RNC.

Today TVNewser saw the operation in action. Senior investigative producer Rhonda Schwartz is the point person, armed with a spreadsheet of potential events, directing various teams in the field where to go and what they might encounter. (The arrest of reporter Asa Eslocker would come later in the afternoon.)

Reflecting on the series, Schwartz says, “This was the first time anyone tried to show this. And we’re still doing this and it’s still largely an ethics-free zone.”

Ross also talked to us about his other big recent story…that story about John Edwards you may have heard about…

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