CNBC was slammed by viewers Wednesday for asking candidates at the undercard debate whether they think the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.
"Should day after the Super Bowl be a national holiday?" CNBC asked the candidates.
Should day after Super Bowl be a national holiday? Jindal: "Yes!" Santorum: "It is in Penn. already" Pataki: "No!" Graham: "Go Tom Brady!"— CNBC (@CNBC)1446073725.0
Almost immediately, the financial news channel was blasted by critics.
CNN political commentator Ben Ferguson called the question a sign of "insanity."
Insanity that in a prez debate question asked what top 3 apps u use on ur phone! THEN should day after Super Bowl be a HOLIDAY? #CNBCDebate— Ben Ferguson (@Ben Ferguson)1446074312.0
RedState's Erick Erickson echoed Ferguson's remark, writing on Twitter that the question was "pathetic."
Others also chimed in.
'Should the day after #superbowl be a national holiday?' Congrats to the #CNBCGOPDebate producer or whoever was charged w/ vetting these Qs.— Paul Banura (@Paul Banura)1446075371.0
Yes, CNBC is the wonky platform asking hard hitting ?'s like 'should the Super Bowl be a holiday?' #GOPDebate— Brad Stevens (@Brad Stevens)1446075334.0
for real @CNBC? you're interviewing peeps to be the president and you ask them if the day after the super bowl should be a national holiday?— YA BOY BERNIE (@YA BOY BERNIE)1446074043.0
Beer? Super Bowl holiday? Is this the frat debate? Only thing missing are cheerleaders #CNBCGOPDebate @genderwatch2016— Well-Spoken Woman (@Well-Spoken Woman)1446073739.0
Follow the author of this story on Twitter and Facebook: