John Stewart cuts CNBC to the quick again – this time Jim Cramer is the target

March 11, 2009

(ChattahBox) — After Rick Santelli ducked out of a Daily Show date with the acerbic Jon Stewart over his preconceived tirade on national TV, Mr. Stewart and his exceptional team have turned their attention to far bigger fresh meat.

This time their focus is the iconic host of CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’, Jim Cramer. Having unwisely incurred Mr. Stewart’s bile by previously declaring his program ‘a variety show,’ Mr. Cramer’s reward was delivered last night as he became the unwavering focus of one of the most perfectly honed and flawlessly timed restitution’s in the history of satirical TV.

Mr. Stewart had recently called into question both the accuracy and legality of Cramer’s advice, and was soundly rebuffed by NBC, who used their disparate networks to denounce and refute his entire remarks. Unbowed, Mr. Stewart took evident delight in showing footage of Cramer’s appearance on ‘Today’, where he watched that Daily Show segment, “It put a human face on my mocking, and gave me a sense of the damage I’d done to a real person… It’d be like him having to watch me as his Bear Stearns advice wiped out my parents’ 401(k).” said Mr. Stewart. He then proceeded to deride NBC for the questionable logic of defending a host whose fitness for the job must be in significant doubt after a recent interview in which he called Wall Street Journal reporters “bozos” and claimed the SEC ‘doesn’t understand logic.’

The reaction from NBC and their embattled host has yet to arrive, but if Mr Cramer’s response was a multi-pronged barb, Mr. Stewart’s reply was a deftly-used scalpel. And as you’ll see in the video, it goes straight to the bone. Cramer has agreed to go on “The Daily Show” Thursday to confront his rival in person.

Source: Huffington Post


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