On Thursday, the business news network tweeted:
In defense of CNBC, rising wages are a problem from the point of view of employers. But the hyperbolic self-pitying tone of the tweet instantly highlighted the problem of viewing economic news only from the perspective of bosses, as opposed to workers.
The tweet inspired an instant dogpiling as Twitter users competed to deride it:
The mockery of CNBC crossed the ideological line, encompassing conservatives and liberals alike. In a fraying America, perhaps the one thing that can bring unity is the obtuseness of the business press.