Why is it that the Daily Show is the only media outlet calling out CNBC on its, how shall we put it politely, less than stellar moments?
I have to confess that Jon Stewart is much better than I realized (and I already had a high opinion of him, but I make a point of not watching TV and thus from time to time catch him on the Internet). Some of his comments and queries are wonderfully pointed and sophisticated.
As much as I enjoy his monologues, interviews are much tougher. In the first clip, there’s a little friendly jousting with Cramer. In the second, he zeros in one a truly stunning (at the time) admission Cramer made that created a bit of frisson and then faded fast (ahem, I’m sure this sort of chicanery is every bit as common as Cramer suggests, but no one in the media chose to follow up).
Hat tips to readers Carrick and John: