You really need to watch the Jon Stewart/ Jim Cramer rumble.
Here's what Andrew Sullivan says about it.
I watched the Daily Show with growing shock last night. Did you expect that?
I expected a jolly and ultimately congenial discussion, after some
banter. What Cramer walked into was an ambush of anger. He crumbled
from the beginning. From then on, with the almost cruel broadcasting of
his earlier glorifying of financial high-jinks, you almost had to look
away. This was, in my view, a real cultural moment. It was a storming
of the Bastille. It was, as Fallows notes, journalism.
Stewart – that little comic with the Droopy voice for Lieberman – is
actually becoming an accidental activist. Why he matters, is why South
Park matters. He, like Matt and Trey, do not leave aside their own
profession from scrutiny: they have the actual balls to take it on.
There is a cloying familiarity among many cable show hosts and
television personalities. We all have to get along, even though some of
us may believe that others of us are very much part of the problem,
rather than the solution. And what Stewart has done is rip off that
little band-aid of faux solidarity for a modicum of ethical and moral
Now, I know Jim Cramer a little. The reason he crumbled last night,
I think, is because deep down, he knows Stewart's right. He isn't that
television clown all the way down. And deeper down, he knows it's not
all a game – not now they've run off with grandpa's retirement money.
This fight has been going on for a week. A little context here.
Videos below the fold.