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CNBC’s Controversial Rick Santelli Pitches A Fit Over Coronavirus Safety Measures – HuffPost

“You’re doing a disservice to the viewer,” CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin snapped back. “I would like to keep our viewers as healthy as humanly possible.”

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In an astoundingly emotional on-air tirade Friday, CNBC personality Rick Santelli sputtered and railed against the need to restrict restaurant outings and to wear face masks to help stem the surging tide of COVID-19 cases.
He was disputed repeatedly in a face-off with “Squawk Box” co-host and New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, who warned Santelli that he was harming public health with his wrong-headed screed.
Santelli argued that it wasn’t rational to shut down restaurants when…

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