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Did Lazy Man Hurt Erin Burnett’s Career?

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Earlier this week, a reader wrote me to tell me that the media is exploding over Erin Burnett's Men's Health article. I don't know how I missed all the news, but I give many thanks go to Sam for updating me.

Regular readers may remember that I wrote Why I Would Not Impress CNBC's Erin Burnett. Dealbreaker claims their own Bess Levin first brought attention to Erin Burnett's desires in a man. Depending on your definition of "attention", I would like to claim the honor of bringing the article to light. Ms. Levin's article was published four days after mine had spent some time on various social networks.

News stories tend to spread quickly. The NY Post picked up the story and it is currently listed as their most e-mailed article. This lead to the Huffington Post picking up the article as well. When two organizations of that size pick up story and it become popular, many new organizations are going to follow. A look at a Google search for seems to show quite a few of them. While I'm disappointed to not be referenced in any of them, but happily I'm near the top of the list - even ahead of Dealbreaker's article.

Readers of those articles only got the message that she seems to be a "material girl." I wanted to stress that she lives in a different world than the average Joe. When you talk with Wall Street executives every day, the value of a dollar is simply skewed. Secondly, the context of the article was not mentioned. The Men's Health article in the magazine was on a page titled, "Let Your Money Grow." Men's Health got off extraordinarily easily for posting something completely counterproductive to their message. It's simply as irresponsible as advocating their readers go on an all donut diet.

Last updated on August 1, 2011.

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6 Responses to “Did Lazy Man Hurt Erin Burnett’s Career?”

  1. RateLadder says:

    We know you first. Have the major media outlets responded to you in any way?

  2. It sounds like Erin Burnett could have saved lots of writing time by just listing a fat wallet as her one and only requirement.

    Though, if you could spend a few grand AND get her to marry you, your money would grow. :)

    By the way, I just noticed that when you post a short article the submit button for comments is way down the page past archives. This might prevent some people from commenting.

  3. Mrs. Micah says:

    But, PLP, would she continue to be a drain on your finances? What if she expected more yoga teachers and whatnot? Marriage isn’t always for keeps anymore and if she left then it’d have all been money down the drain. Plus, you know love and all that stuff but we’re just being hypothetical.

  4. I may be assuming that a high profile anchor makes more money than they do, but I was assuming after the marriage that you would start spending her money! ;)

  5. 1MansMoney says:

    This whole deal is entertaining as heck. I went thru 2 large cups of coffee reading your post and the links. The comments on some of those sites are brutal, even for someone as self-centered as Erin “Show Me The Money” Burnett.

    -1MansMoney

  6. Erin says:

    Hi, I’m Erin. I like large portfolios.

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