Tuesday, March 10, 2009

“Oh, oh, a comedian is attacking me!”

From Jim Cramer fires back at Jon Stewart amid debate over financial coverage by Matea Gold:

The ongoing economic crisis has now spawned another contretemps: a full-blown media feud between “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and CNBC pundit Jim Cramer.

As the two television personalities exchanged retorts on the air this week, a broader debate is raging about whether the financial press did an adequate job covering Wall Street’s handling of the complex transactions that precipitated the current recession. CNBC, the most prominent business news network, has come in for a large share of criticism that the media failed to alert the public to the system’s precarious footing.
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For what it’s worth, I think that Cramer is obnoxious and not worth listening to, and that Stewart is funny and worth listening to.

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