Light on the technical details and mostly accurate. Overall a good piece for CNBC.
The reason it was good is because it was light on the technical details which John and Jane Q Public will never be interested in.
Yes, these articles should indeed explain things simply (ie, without lots of technical detail). I wish, though, that they'd emphasize quickness of transactions, the fact that the fees are extremely low or non-existent, and micro-payments are fully practical. These articles always skim over what's truly cool (from an average person's perspective) about bitcoin!