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Cramer Still Smarting From Stewart Smackdown

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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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Let it go, Jim: Cramer’s not happy with “The Daily Show” treatment he was given on March 13.

File under “sour grapes,” perchance? CNBC’s highly animated “Mad Money” pundit Jim Cramer is attempting to do some damage control after being thoroughly owned by Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” a month ago. Cramer grumps about the episode to ... Ohio State University’s student publication, The Lantern. Let ’er rip, Jim!

The Lantern via Gawker:

“It was a complete and utter ambush,” Cramer said in an interview with The Lantern. “He told my staff that it was going to be fun, convivial, no clips, but [it] doesn’t matter, he’s a comedian, he can do whatever he wants.”


“Was it a fair fight? No, it wasn’t even a fight. I came on with the idea of taking a high road approach and discussing the issues, obviously [Stewart] came on strictly to try to humiliate me,” Cramer said. “It was brutal. Was he stand-up? Absolutely not. Did he comport himself as a gentleman? Hardly. It was a deposition; he wants to be a prosecutor.”

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By Paracelsus, April 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment

I think Larry Cramer has a lot to learn from Larry Kudlow. Larry Kudlow has been thought an idiot by large numbers of people for years! And look how Kudlow takes it. He comes on every week blithely giving terrible advice and ill informed opinions. He doesn’t cry like a child about being thought of as moronic. He has that stoicism that only a true moron can affect. Cramer has deluded himself and others for years, for that he is a step above a moron; he is a half wit. Only a half wit with can sound so intelligent, and yet be missing something. I suppose a half wit is smart enough to get the idea that he may be somewhat idiotic. Anyhow Cramer learn from Kudlow. Get a thick skin- perhaps bang your head against the wall every so often. I think that is how Kudlow toughened up.

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By Rodger Lemonde, April 14, 2009 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart does what he does much better than Cramer does his thing.

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By lawlessone, April 14, 2009 at 11:27 am Link to this comment
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If you ever needed proof that you would be an idiot to listen to or follow any advice of Cramer, his interview with the Lantern should be all you need. 

Accepting a publicity spot on the Daily Show and then going unprepared for the potential result shows just how poorly researched and dimwittted Cramer apparently is.  His judgements apparently are not to be trusted on anything, let alone complicated financial matters.

In one sense we are fortunate that loser clowns like Cramer are so egotistical and clueless as to appear on the Daily Show.  If they weren’t so stupid, their stupidity might never be revealed because we sure can’t trust the mainstream media to do the job.

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By Caitlin, April 14, 2009 at 9:53 am Link to this comment
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Considering that this story has been in the zeitgeist for a month, any statement made by Cramer at this point just makes him resemble a chicken with his head chopped off, the body still flapping around, not realizing it’s dead already.

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By Bat Guano, April 14, 2009 at 9:41 am Link to this comment
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Hey Cramer - the truth hurts doesn’t it. Crawl back into your Wall Street hole where the truth don’t shine.

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By Michael Arnone, April 14, 2009 at 7:44 am Link to this comment
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Ambush, what ambush…everyone knew that he was going to the wood shed.

What a punk, just like all republicans (and a few of my relatives) who cannot bring themselves bite down hard on the “shit taco” that bush made and they voted for.


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By lester333, April 14, 2009 at 5:17 am Link to this comment

Cramer is the biggest yellow toothed ass-hole to come along in some time.  God what greed!

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By Clonakilty32, April 14, 2009 at 2:33 am Link to this comment
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Cramer you are a turd.  Stewart just came face to face with you and told you how irresponsible you were.  He only exposed you for what you are “TURD”.

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