Best Response to a Reported Layoff Ever

CNBC broadcaster Dennis Kneale must have had a tough morning, waking up to blog reports of his imminent demise within the news channel’s lineup. Jeff Bercovici of AOL Daily Finance said that CNBC did not plan on keeping the three-year vet, once Kneale’s contract ended in a few weeks.

Blogs circulated the report, but neither Kneale nor CNBC would confirm it. Well, apparently Kneale had enough of the online chatter, responding via Twitter.

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hello fans-friends&followers! in the immortal words of steve mcqueen in closing shot of “papillon”: “i’m still here, you bastards.”less than a minute ago via web

Nice.

Some more background, Business Insider reports that they’ve heard CNBC has made an offer to the pundit, and Kneale hasn’t decided whether to stay at the network or not. If that’s true, then here’s a hat tip to Kneale for trying to fend off the reports.