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Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart brawls it out, and Joe Scarborough came to the rescue?

March 10, 2009

Last night, Comedian Jon Stewart of the Daily Show on Comedy Central continued his mockery against CNBC commentator Jim Cramer. In the prior week, Stewart showed several tapes of Cramer’s program, Mad Money, in which Cramer “encouraged” people to buy Bear Stearns stocks one week before it collapsed.

In response to this accusation, Cramer insisted that Stewart pulled the quote out of context, and that he was merely trying to encourage people not to pull their money out of the banks.

The following Monday, Stewart “sarcastically” apologized for accusing Cramer, and instead showed actual footages of Cramer actually encouraging people to buy Bear Sterns.

During an appearance on Tuesday, in response to Stewart, Cramer simply called him a “Comedian,” supposedly not taking him seriously. “Oh, oh, a comedian is attacking me!” he said on The Today Show. “Wow! He runs a variety show!”

And that’s that? Wrong!

In an appearance by Cramer on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough came to Cramer’s rescue, and blasted Jon Stewart for being an “Ideologue.”

“I would like to see Jon Stewart come out,” said Scarborough on his program, “and tell us what he believes in, tell us where America needs to go in the future.”

In an attempt to discredit Stewart’s remarks, Scarborough insisted on following him 24/7 with a microphone, and edit out all the mistakes he makes.

(Source: mlive and latimesblogs)

My Thoughts:

This feud between Stewart and Cramer is quite entertaining to watch, but to see Cramer and Scarborough getting so worked up on who they called to be a “Comedian” is simply pathetic.

Jon Stewart is a comedian, and it is his job to mock whatever he finds entertaining. Does he actually mean what he said? Probably, but that is simply his subject of opinion. Cramer claimed that Stewart is just a “comedian,” so then why is he getting so worked up on this? I’ll tell you why, because what Jon Stewart said is absolutely correct, and Cramer simply wants to protect his reputation. If CNBC are actually the so-called experts of the business world, why didn’t they see this economic crisis beforehand?

As for Joe Scarborough, why didn’t you come to Bush’s defense when Stewart mocked him every night on the Daily Show? Because you know damn well that Stewart is a satirist, and finding loopholes to mock at is his job. Oh, so now when he mocks your friend, you go all crazy and call him an Ideologue? Guess what Mr. Scarborough, you are a hypocrite!

Anyway, my supposed rant has gone on long enough, so you are probably tired. Post comments on your opinion towards this matter.

(Take note that the above story is my very first self researched full-length article, and not just a summary of articles others wrote. The two links were used as guides, and the featured videos also helped. Thank you for reading!)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. adam permalink
    March 10, 2009 7:23 PM


  2. Divine Nova permalink*
    March 10, 2009 7:29 PM

    Heh, this is indeed quite amusing. Or at least, it would’ve been if the story simply stopped at Cramer’s comment about Stewart being a ‘comedian’. But, alas, Scarborough had to come in and ruin all the fun <_<.

    Really though, this is all just a storm in a teacup. Or making a mountain out of a molehill or w/e. Stewart was simply doing his job, and Cramer and Scarborough just took his words way too seriously. Whatever happened to freedom of speech in America? :S

  3. llabesab permalink
    March 11, 2009 10:01 PM

    I’ll bet Stewart’s mother called him “..Jon John.” Or, was it “John Jon?”

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