Friday, March 13, 2009

Cramer versus Stewart

This made me wish Stewart was a reporter instead of a comedian. It's clear from this interview why his comedy show offers more news than most of our so-called news/journalism. This was kind of sad to watch on one level. I don't think Cramer really understood the implications of Stewart's questions. Anyway, I had to post these.










7 comments:

Sue said...

I totally agree with you, this was one powerful interview, and said so much that needed to be said. Two things particularly struck me: first when Steward said that "we are capitalizing your adventure by our pensions and hard earned money..." and second, even more powerfully when he said "I understand that you want to make finance entertaining, but it's not a f-ing game..." Couldn't agree with Steward more on that one!

Dianne said...

I didn't watch these videos because I had my usual Friday night date with Jon - all 4 episodes on the DVR.

Cramer was pathetic. I would have had more respect for him (not that he deserves any) if he had tried to defend himself rather than just lie and attempt to look sorry and act as an innocent bystander.

Jon was as he always is - thoughtful, insightful, calm and respectful. Had the tables been turned and Jon was on one of the right wing lunatic shows it would have been an entirely different show.

Let's keep hoping these people are all exposed for what they are and what they do.

Dennis said...

I wish ABC, NBC, CBS, NY Times etc. reported the news with this much passion, directness & absent any agenda. This interview was so refreshing it actually seemed.......wierd.

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JOSEPH GELB said...

blog of note you did it

Pam said...

Couldn't agree with you more - Cramer DID NOT GET IT! It is his social and professional responsibility to become a reporter of news. CNN implies that that is what they do - they need to step up and DO it!

Rachel May said...

Man, that was a seriously uncomfortable interview. I agree about Jon Stewart - reminds me of his Crossfire interview.

John Kelley said...

This was classic Jon Stewart. Cramer was back tracking the whole time. I was expecting Cramer to come in firing, but he didn't. Jon Stewart gets my vote best comedian/political journalist/actor of all time. Check out my blog

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