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John Stewart Digs Into Jim Cramer Good

Wow, this is the first time I have seen Cramer stumbling over words like this.  John Stewart does a good job putting him on the spot and calling for higher ethics and accountablity in financial reporting.  This is a bit long, but a good watch. 




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Comment balloon 10 commentsSara Bonert • March 13 2009 03:11PM


I watched that last night and it was really a great job by Stewart.

He was spot on and to the point.

Cramer didn't really have a chance because he was totally in the wrong and spent most of the time defending his actions or apologizing.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 11 years ago

Cramer is a millionaire who is now an entertainer....nothing more....

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 11 years ago

I think that Jon Stewart would be better served by doing what he does best, comedy satire, and leaving the critiqueof CNBC to the professionals. When did everyone get into the game of telling everyone else how to conduct their shows? Jim Cramer, should have shrugged off the routine that Jon did, and take it for what it was, another show to get ratings through over exaggeration. Jim Cramer, has carved out a niche for himself, while it may be over the top, he does have a very loyal following who loves his shtick. I for one, think that comedians should tell jokes, and leave the market analysis in the hands of those who somewhat understand what is going on.

Posted by Debbi Schlesinger (Charles Rutenberg Realty, Orlando) about 11 years ago

Sara:  What a fantastic clip you have shared with us.  Jon Stewart was right in in his criticism of Jim Cramer... and Cramer knew it.  When the questions started flying... you could see in the look on Jim Cramer's face that sitting there with Stewart was the LAST place he wanted to be.  Yes, Stewart does comedy, but he also knows his stuff.  Rather than criticize Stewart, we should be cheering him onward.  Thanks Sara, and thanks to Jon, too.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 11 years ago

@ Debbi:  I could not disagree with you more, Debbi.  Jon Stewart was exceptional in his interview/critique with Jim Cramer.  Cramer had it coming, and Stewart gave it to him.  Stewart was not trying to tell Cramer "how to conduct his show."  All he wanted Cramer to do was to be honest... instead of being two-faced.  Stewart would ask Cramer a question, Cramer would answer, and then Stewart rolled a clip of Cramer from three years ago saying the exact opposite.

I think Stewart was RIGHT ON when he aid... Jim, I just want today's version of Jim Cramer to protect us from the Jim Cramer of three years ago that we saw in those clips.  How you could criticize Stewart, and demant that he just stick to comedy... is beyond me.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 11 years ago

Over the past couple of years, I've been making appearances on CNBC and after my appearances last week I let them know I was no longer interested is appearing on their network.

CNBC recently duped my city and I by trying to instigate a fight between the White House and Las Vegas.  Even though they told me that they would allow me to share positive information, they spun it a much different way.

The media has much to do with the issues that we are all dealing with in today's economic society.

Hopefully the media can realize how they are hurting people and maybe they will start to improve because of all they heat they are taking.

Posted by Aaron Auxier - "Hollywood's Connection to Vegas"® (Realty ONE Group) about 11 years ago

Who would have thought that the comedey network would have such great research?  Reality is we cant trust any media, they each have an agenda that they push and have never had an unbiased opinion

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) about 11 years ago

I don't watch Stewart, because his comedy news is mostly not helpful or enlightening.  Just a bit goofy.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) about 11 years ago

Although not a fan of Stewart, I agree he did a good job with this interview. 


Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) about 11 years ago

I love Jon Stewart.  It is sad when the comedian is the only one to go after people for the truth and not afraid to ask the hard questions. 

Posted by Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL (Prudential Rubloff ) about 11 years ago