According to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC that is sponsoring it, an online petition at http://fixcnbc.com, prompted by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart's savaging of CNBC's Wall Street coverage, is receiving about 400 signatures an hour.
The petition -- labeled "FixCNBC! Jon Stewart made the case. Now we're demanding action"-- called on the network to ask tough questions of the financial community.
Among those listed as sponsoring the letter were representatives for Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting and Free Press.
At press time, the petition had gotten 1,744 signatures.