Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Don't Mess Around with Jim!


Remember that loudmouthed tough guy in elementary school who finally got the living shit kicked out of him one day, then ran up the street and only then -- when he was a safe distance away -- turned around and started yelling back insults through his tears?

You know, the guy who only grew a pair once he was sure the kid who beat his ass was well out of range?

I'll bet Jim Cramer remembers him really, really well.

The Huffington Post: Cramer Attacks Stewart on Today Show/3.19.09

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a monumental pussy.

Hex said...

Jeez -- What's it all about, Alfie?

Take your medicine like a man, get back on your show, and maybe try to help someone out instead of pointing your fingers all the time.

Hoping this guy goes away real soon.

Chez said...

The beauty part of all this is that everyone sees it for what it is. Cramer had his ass handed to him and is basically finished -- or at least badly, badly damaged -- as a TV business pundit. He should've shut the hell up and did what he said he'd do on the Daily Show.

LaRoach said...

Oh man, these people just don't know when to shut up. I bet if they had just said "Hey, it's a fake news show" in response to the original bit this would all have blown over by now. On the other hand, this is way, way more fun and we got to watch Stewart hand Cramer his on ass on a platter.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that Cramer has become the face of CNBC. Stewart featured him prominently. What the Daily Show needs to do is go back and strike at the other commentators and "reporters". Larry Kudlow would be a good one to go after. He's on as a host during the day and has a show in the evening. He's the mouth of the conservative (foolish) business leadership, which is the reason why he's on twice a day. CNBC doesn't really target the person that is relying on their 401ks. Its demographic is the CEO, fund manager, day trader, and others who deal with high finance. They can't alienate these people or they won't be able to get them on the show or even watch/advertise with them.

Lorene... said...

Spot on Chez, I couldn't agree more. I couldn't believe what was coming out of Cramer's mouth this morning.

drater said...

Cramer has a point....but not in a good way. Sure the politicians, banks, SEC, etc are more to blame than CNBC. But it's not Stewart's job to police them. TDS' meat and potatoes is skewering the media when they're too dumb/lazy/biased to do their job, and that's exactly what he did. It should be CNBC's job to point out when The Powers That Be are screwing up, and they failed massively.

Lily's Mommy said...

hmmmm I think Cramer is really going to hate that he gave the Daily Show so much time to create their come back. He should've gone on Nightline or something.

Heather said...

Wham. Bu. Lance.

B8ovin said...

Cramer has no options, and that's the point. The damage, fiddling while Rome burned, is done and there's no going back and doing things right. No one is fooled by Cramer's attempt to shoot the messenger (how many cliches can I use here?) but that is the popular defense lately: if you can denigrate the speaker any truth he may speak becomes subjective.

I don't know if Cramer is finished in any way. What little legitimate service he offers is more in demand now than ever as the market flounders around for order. What I hope is that CNBC as a whole will change as a financial NEWS channel. But then I was hopeful Obama would undo the move to make the presidency empirical...

Anonymous said...

Hey. I don't know who y'all are mad at, but if you enjoyed watching Jon Stewart *kneecap* Jim Cramer on his show, and shut him up with embarassing video clips every time he tried to make *any* point, then it says more about you than Cramer.

For those of you who don't know, Cramer is a financial insider who went ape on the market zealots, predicted the housing market collapse, and generally made so many enemies amongst the people who *should* be blamed for this mess that he was relegated to an entertainment show on CNBC as his only option of moving forward.

That Jon Stewart doesn't know this shows what a freaking ignorant pawn he really is. There's a reason it's called The Daily Show: WITH Jon Stewart.

He's funny, but he's a pawn. Cramer *was* a pawn, and when he protested he was thrown to the wolves.

Cramer is dead right. Let's focus the anger at the Congress, the SEC and usurer's, or it'll all happen again. We should ignore this sideshow, and let Cramer have his quiet dignity.

We ignore the main event at our peril.