Julian Robertson

CNBC's anti-Apple crusader

February 20, 2011: 8:05 AM ET

Erin Burnett has hit on what she must think is a winning formula

Source: CNBC

I don't spend a lot of time watching CNBC, but I've seen enough of Erin Burnett's coverage of Apple (AAPL) to see the pattern.

Last fall, it was an interview with Tiger Management's Julian Robertson in which she tried -- and failed -- to get him to call Apple's rising stock price a "bubble." (See How not to interview a hedge fund legend.)

In January, three weeks before the stock hit $364.90, an all-time record intraday high, she landed on the New York Post's Page Six for this on-air remark:  "It was the It Stock of '07, and it is apparently the s - - t stock of 2008." (See CNBC's hottie has a potty mouth.)

Then on Friday, as Apple's shares were performing more to her liking, down $7.74 (2.16%) for the day, she found someone who would do on air what Julian Robertson wouldn't: Agree with her characterization of Apple as "the short of the century."

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