Here’s the second segment of Thursday night’s confrontation between Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and CNBC’s Jim Cramer:
Politically, the Stewart-Cramer confrontation is the most riveting thing on the Internet this morning.
Huffington Post gives the clash what in long-ago print we called a six-column, Jesus-comes-again headline: “Jon Stewart eviscerates Jim Cramer and CNBC.”
From Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic:
“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.”
From the Swamp at Time magazine:
It was as if someone told Cramer his career hung on his appearing on the show and his being abjectly servile, and he believed it. Cramer not only delivered a mea culpa for making mistakes, he also allowed Stewart to use him as a punching bag. Or a scape goat for all Wall Street’s sins.
And from USA Today:
Stewart repeatedly blasted the channel for cheerleading Wall Street in the run-up to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. He questioned whether it was “selling snake oil as vitamin tonic” in a way that was “disingenuous at best and criminal at worse.”
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