Jon Stewart – Media Crusader
The bell rang, and two fighters went out at each other. Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer squared off on the Daily Show last night, and Stewart ripped Cramer apart.
Jim Cramer is the host of a show on CNBC called Mad Money which is a rather, um, crazy show. It is loud and dramatic, and i have never been able to watch a complete episode. Stewart is probably one of the smartest guys on American television. His Daily Show is a funny talk show where serious news gets presented in a funny way.
You could say they are both entertainers in their own way.
Anyway, Stewart ran a bit criticizing CNBC and their apparently poor (and irresponsible) standards of coverage of financial news. Cramer took offense, and said some stuff about Stewart. This went back and forth for a few days, and for some reason, Cramer decided to appear on the show last night.
Mr Stewart seemed pissed, and he laid it on Cramer. I don’t think i have seen Stewart as serious ever.
The full interview is available online. Here’s part 1 of the three part series. Watch an intro video about the whole thing here.
For those who did watch the show last night, they didn’t show the entire interview on TV. This is the complete thing.
So anyway, Stewart’s point was that CNBC should act more responsibly and in the public’s interests instead of playing to the banking community. Cramer ended up getting burnt because he was the one who raised objection to Stewart’s comments.
I find the whole thing rather amusing. Isn’t responsible journalism a contradiction in itself these days?
The entire thing seemed a bit too personal for two very seasoned TV personalities. It seemed like a crusade against the irresponsible reporting of CNBC. Some days back Stewart was talking about Fox news.
Please Jon Stewart. Can you now do something about the Indian news channels? They have sucked our blood dry.