Dennis Kneale is in a purportedly bitter, cursing feud his internet critics. Just wait until the CNBC anchor's blogger enemies revisit this video of Kneale, pre-TV-makeover, crying like a baby because he's without a BlackBerry.

Sporting some kind of hideous quarter-goatee, Kneale, then at Forbes, allowed the Today show to confiscate his BlackBerry, back in 2007. He surely though it would be a glorious publicity stunt on a national stage; that Kneale only lasted 40 hours out of a week indicates he lost control of the situation, and that his on-camera tears were real.

Kneale has trimmed himself up nicely since this was shot, but we hear he's still partial to journalistic theatrics. And NBC is still turning his humiliation into easy buzz.