Friday, March 13, 2009

Jon Stewart Eviscerates Jim Cramer and Shames the Media in the Process

Once again Jon Stewart, the host of a comedy show that airs on Comedy Central, has done a harder hitting interview than anything I've ever seen on an actual news outlet. While some of Stewart's interviews with political opponents are kept light with a few extra jokes, tonight was not one of those nights. Not only did he refuse to let up, Stewart anger was palpable and he actually seemed to go harder at him in the interview than any of the previously taped segments. Cramer was at a loss for words multiple times throughout the interview, and his stock responses were interrupted several times by Stewart playing recently released clips of Cramer himself calmly encouraging borderline illegal trading activity.

If you haven't seen the interview yet, anything I'm saying won't do it justice. I can honestly say it was one of the best moments I've ever seen on television, one of those few moments where the right questions are asked, no one let their foot off the pedal, and the person in question is so completely guilty as charged that they can hardly muster a response.

And all of this aired on Comedy Central. If there is a better example of the sad state of our news media than what happened last night, I'd like to see it.

Here are the clips:

Oh yeah, and this also happens to be our 600th post on the Train of Thought. So Congrats to us, we couldn't have asked for a better present!


    And yes! This couldn't have been a better anniversary present if it had come gift wrapped!

  2. i wish watching videos wasnt such a pain here sometimes, i've only been able to catch bits and pieces of this.

    and 600 posts, wow. here's to keeping everyones Posting Energy invigorated for the next 600.