Steven Rattner, Working Class Hero

Morning Joe” financial analyst Steven Rattner known as CNBC's Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen a jackass” on Twitter Thursday morning. Kernen was active on Twitter Thursday afternoon but has not publicly responded to Rattner's comment. In 2010, Rattner did pay $10 million in fines when he settled with the New York state lawyer common for his alleged involvement in a pension fund scheme. Rattner didn't reply to requests for comment on the Twitter ( TWTR , Tech30 ) post about going to jail.

All the time an avid courtier of the media, among the company that night time have been Charlie Rose, Monetary Occasions U.S. managing editor Gillian Tett, journalists Alexis Gelber and Mark Whitaker and literary agent Amanda City as well as Rattner's pal and champion Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He asked to jot steve rattner down for both the New York Times and the Monetary Occasions and actively promoted his guide Overhaul” chronicling his position in bailing out the auto companies. It is in part the Mayor's endorsement that assures Rattner access to the top echelons in the city.

Rattner, 59, now contributes regularly to both publications He's steadily on MSNBC's Morning Joe and has appeared on The Charlie Rose show and different TELEVISION packages. When one of many richest men in the country is your pal and you are working for him, it helps an amazing deal,'' stated one high Manhattan power broker, who did not wish to be quoted publicly speaking in regards to the Mayor or Rattner. Rattner also stays near Brian Roberts, whose Comcast Company owns CNBC and MSNBC.