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‘Daily Show’: Stewart vs. Cramer

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

Jon Stewart is on a tear these days, taking on the wild world of financial punditry one shouty bald guy at a time. This episode is dedicated to CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who, try as he may to deny it, just seemed to have a thing for Bear Stearns stock—mere days before the company tanked.

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By coloradokarl, March 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

Cramer took it like a MAN (sorry ladies). My hat’s off to him. This was a new and refreshing level in Journalism. And it was a comedian !!!

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By Bat Guano, March 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment
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Bravo Jon - it takes a comedian to point out other comedians that pass themselves off as gurus. This country has a never ending supply of them.

Cramer and his buds on CNBC are nothing but WS shills for the rigged con game the stock market really is.

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By Superbike69, March 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment
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Jon is very good at pointing out the obvious problems with the store bought media. The right doesn’t like Jon because deep down they know he’s on to something. Mr. Cramer got his ass handed to him and he knows it.

Now lets get our balls back and hang some CEOs.

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By lester333, March 13, 2009 at 5:16 am Link to this comment

ReTatertodder: “Jon Stewart is a buffoon.”

Hey Todder!  You’r the buffoon.  Just like Rush the Bloviater, Hannity the Manatee, Ann No More Book Sales Coulter, and Billo the Clown.  Suckered liars and greedy capitalists.  I feel sorry for you and will pray for you even tho I’m an Atheist.

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By wildflower, March 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment

ReTatertodder: “Jon Stewart is a buffoon.”

You wish, Tatertodder.  Stewart is an exceptionally talented political cartoonist of sorts.  He understands the bottom line social/political issues much better than most people, and has the skills/talent to present them in a humorous way.

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By tatertodder, March 12, 2009 at 7:47 am Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart is a buffoon.  He thinks it’s funny that people look to Cramer for financial advice, but they should look to him for news . I guees Jonny boy hasn’t figured out that they’re both just entertainment, neither should be taken serious.

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By Abel Garcia, March 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm Link to this comment
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These are one of my favorite shows of Stewart. This is true face of our nations media a bunch of idiots that can even say “I was wrong.” I wish he had interviewed Sarah Palin in his show.

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By mark, March 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm Link to this comment
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It’s not about stock pickers being right all the time.  It’s about CNBC suggesting that they are financial investigative reporters.  They are not.  They are cheerleaders for the NYSE first, and they report on the news after the fact second.  If they were investigative reporters they would have uncovered some of the nonsense that was going on right under their noses.  These people have no insight and no particularly useful information.

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By Gabbo, March 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment
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What’s funny is that we ran into this exact same problem during the dotcom/telecom bust: poor journalists interviewing sources that had a vested interest in pumping up stocks. You’d think anyone watching CNBC would demand a change from that kind of stupid financial reporting, but here we are… Proof that we have the national attention span of a goldfish.

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By Rosemary Molloy, March 11, 2009 at 7:22 am Link to this comment
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Oh, this is priceless!  Hope he’ll do more, including targeting the politicians with attention to their constantly shifting pronouncements on a variety of topics.

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By Charles Laughlin, March 11, 2009 at 6:15 am Link to this comment
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Look, we can’t expect stock pickers to be right 100% of the time, but CNBC is nothing but a bunch of thinly qualified stock promoters who take no responsiblity for their role in the bubble. Stewart has picked a rich target and I hope he sticks the knife in deeper.

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