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11:13 AM on 03/14/2009
John Is what he is a comedian no more no less his show is a comedy show , no substance, no value but that ok it is what it is and for him to call out someone to talk about real issues is just funny. I guess it shows you how much people believed in SNL and thougt that was real news too LOl.
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cindyfromfalls
progressive disappointed with the dems
11:20 AM on 03/14/2009
you are kidding.....right?
11:27 AM on 03/14/2009
The name is Jon, which shows how much you know. The Daily Show has won multiple Peabody Awards for its coverage of "real issues" like elections, 9/11, the war on terror, etc. The Peabody is, if you don't know, basically the pinnacle of "serious" reporting for TV journalism. While the slant is comedic, the show only works because the vast majority of the audience are well informed enough about the facts to get the jokes.
11:04 AM on 03/14/2009
Thanks, Jon! Nailed i! You are the Man! Your shows motto should still be "the news better run"
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hjo4
On the fence about Obama nowadays
11:01 AM on 03/14/2009
It's unfortunate that journalist don't take a page from Jon Stewart. Thank you Mr. Stewart , now he's a REAL AMERICAN.
10:54 AM on 03/14/2009
I have never been a fan of Cramer or CNBC.
Cramer is either very brave, naive, or willing to scapegoat himself in order to keep an show.
I don't know which one.

Nice job Stewart!

I would love to see Stewart take on Rush.
Of course, Rush is too chicken to do that.
11:24 AM on 03/14/2009
Ya, Stewart would quickly make pork chops out of Limbaugh. That would be great to see, but I don't think Rush is man enough for that confrontation.
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myworld
Sick of Bi-polar politicians and pundits
11:59 AM on 03/14/2009
Youre right ,he knows how to avoid K.O. and Stewart,they would clean his clock
10:42 AM on 03/14/2009
Good column. One correction, or question. Did the money go to heaven, or did it go to, as Stewart said, the pockets of those who were on a Sherman's march through their Wall Street companies?
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AndThenOneDay
11:01 AM on 03/14/2009
Something like $10trillion in securities 'wealth' has gone out of existence.
11:16 AM on 03/14/2009
Okay, gotcha. The stuff that was never quite real to begin with unless you cashed it out before it all collapsed.
11:31 AM on 03/14/2009
It was all only "paper" to begin with.
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AndThenOneDay
10:41 AM on 03/14/2009
The metaphor of the rolled-up shirt-sleeves becomes an act of utter cynicism when you consider the footage of Cramer giving frank advice on how to manipulate the market.

Bet the ranch he is going to write a book now. Publishers will be lined up outside the door. The question is, what book will he write. I don't think the answer is obvious.
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Greg285
09:31 AM on 03/14/2009
It's about time someone exposed these lying criminals for what they are! They steal people's money and then they turn around and blame you for their mistakes. These people are clowns and should be fortunate that they live in a great nation such as ours. If they were in China or another country, they would have been executed for these actions..Look what China did to these folks over that milk scare last year....
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Militant Leftist
American seditionist
10:28 AM on 03/14/2009
um....Maybe we should adopt China's policy? I wish I were kidding, but I'm not.
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alexis d
11:48 AM on 03/14/2009
Seriously. These people should be grateful for any fate better than standing on a fast-moving line toward a guillotine.
09:22 AM on 03/14/2009
Cramer and CNBC got their a$$ handed to them...Bravo Jon Stewart for exposing those frauds.
08:50 AM on 03/14/2009
On the Cramer/Matthews comparison. Cramer strikes me as being more superficial than Matthews. He's a bit dangerous in that regard because most Americans are similarly superficial, at least in the sense that they are attracted by an assured two-choices-only "Buy OR Sell" construction of reality. (But, you ask, are there really any other choices? Yes, but you have to get yourself out of the either-or mindset to see them.) Matthew's being more complex than Cramer also has its disadvantages. It makes him more credible. And THAT is a negative when the fawning "I Want To Be Liked" need kicks in, undermining that credibility -- a dynamic that for me is most notable when he has those two Truly Awful People -- Tom DeLay and Dick Armey -- on his show. Mathews goes softball with these two Bad Boys. I think he knows the extent of their nastiness as well as the harm they have done, but he can't help but not-so-secretly admire them, like the high-school kid of modest social means who likes to be suck-up chummy with the School Bully. Weak.
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08:37 AM on 03/14/2009
Greatest part of this whole shebang? That Jon Stewart was able to say loud and clear that he was f-ing angry at the crooked traders. Nothing will change in the long run unless Wall Street and the political class get the message that people will roast all them alive if the rigged game continues.

Populist anger can be stupid and dangerous. But when the target is right, it is crucial to have the mass of citizens roar in anger that they aren't going to let fat cats screw them any more without extracting revenge.
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Kristen777
08:19 AM on 03/14/2009
Consider this:

Cramer could become the next Ed Murrow of Wall Street reporters. I think all would be forgiven if he'd cut the clown act, take it on the chin and then really roll up his sleeves and tell the public how we're being played by the high rollers.

An act of true redemption could make that man a hero.
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08:32 AM on 03/14/2009
Very doubtful. If Cramer is all about garnering attention at any cost (Linkins makes the case persuasively), then he lacks the integrity and even the ability to switch over to becoming the public's advocate. Besides, who would give him a platform to do this? Not MSNBC--Stewart got that exactly right.
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Beka13
Veni vidi vici
09:01 AM on 03/14/2009
I agree and I think he just might do it....he made overtures and I thought it was more of a mea culpa then a battle....
08:17 AM on 03/14/2009
It's tough for a big mouth to be done in by the bigmouth's own bigmouth on prior recorded occasions that put the lie to the bigmouth's current bigmouth yammerings.
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IslandGyal
11:22 AM on 03/14/2009
Yup, yup, how ironic is that?!?!?!
08:08 AM on 03/14/2009
I wish I could say I was sorry for Cramer, but I am more sorry for the state of a country that has to depend on a comedy 'not-news' show for 'investigative' journalism.

Even more so when I see that the WashPo is dropping its business section.
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09:22 AM on 03/14/2009
True. What we are witnessing is the death of real journalism. A lot of people confuse the MSM claptrap with real, roll up your sleeves and dig deep reporting. I have said this before and will again. You don't know who the real journalists are. They are not TV stars. They are not radio stars. They are the ones who dig up the data that those stars pontificate upon.

The Post move saddens me deeply.
08:01 AM on 03/14/2009
Cramer has a much deeper desire than to be a beloved CNBC foot soldier - it's his burning desire to make money (big surprise). Sure Mad Money is an entertaining diversion for him, but what it really is is a way to drive eyeballs to TheStreet.com. As founder and major shareholder of the company, Jimmie C wants desperately to goose TSCM's stock price. The stock was once worth over $75 a share and now trades for less than $2. My guess is that Cramer is willing to do just about anything to get that money back.
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hackerblaster
I did not mean that to be a factual statement.
07:58 AM on 03/14/2009
The first rule in Fight Club is:

Never fck with Jon Stewart
08:05 AM on 03/14/2009
The first and LAST rule.
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Beka13
Veni vidi vici
09:01 AM on 03/14/2009
NEVER...because his staff is an awesome investigative team!!!
09:52 AM on 03/14/2009
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Edward R. Murrow would smile at the efforts of Jon Stewert.
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IslandGyal
11:27 AM on 03/14/2009
Yes, but I can't imagine, that "The Daily Show’s” would rival CNBC's research team resources - IF, they, CNBC, had the interest of the "real lil' guys', not the elite populist like Santelli and Cramer.