LA Connection Property Blog: John Stewart vs. Jim Cramer - mad at "Mad Money"

John Stewart vs. Jim Cramer - mad at "Mad Money"

John Stewart is one of the smartest comedienes around. His take on real world events (important stuff that effects us all) gives weight to the quotation that "many a truth is said in jest".

The recent showdown between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer on "The Daily Show" highlighted the fact that Cramer's "Mad Money" show was nothing more than a ratings driven escapade, mocking the very audience it claimed to enlighten. There are disturbing video clips that question Cramer's ethics and credibility. I'm not a lawyer, but some of what Cramer said (and did) appeared to blur the boundary of what's legal and what's not.

I think John Stewart was brilliant as he said what many from the investing public would like to. Cramer on the other hand bumbled along and shrugged his way through the exchange. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Comments

I'm not a big John Stewart fan, but this was brilliant.  Finally someone takes Kramer to the wood shed and give him a beating that he will never live down.  For a loud mouth that is never wrong he certainly didn't have much to say to defend himself.  I know this is wishful thinking, but just maybe Kramer will be finished with his propoganda.

Posted by Simon Mills (Mills Realty) almost 12 years ago

Stewart,

I am also a big John Stewart fan--He's quick, witty and intelligent (a rare combo of people on TV these days)...He's also made a few good semi-indie films...

I'm about to click on the link, right after this comment posts...I heard that John Stewart left Cramer flustered!

Have a good weekend!

Michael

 

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) almost 12 years ago

I think Jon Stewart is a holier than thou smartass. Jim Kramer was irrelevant to my thinking anyway.

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) almost 12 years ago

I think Jon Stewart can be hilarious, Even though i would probably disagree with him on most issues I never find him mean or  overly offensive. During this exchange though I thought he was a little more serious than usual, I get the distinct feeling Jon may have lost a chunk of money in the market I would prefer if he stuck to comedy but it seems to me Cramer is a buffoon anyway.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) almost 12 years ago

Hi Stewart - the eight minute segment Stewart ran earlier in the week of Kramer's recommendations was unreal.  It was another great week for The Daily Show.  Jon Stewart does an excellent job - he's often the only one who points out that the emperor (whoever that might be) has no clothes.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 12 years ago

I watched that and while I am not a Jon Stewart addict, I think he was spot on and said what alot of others wanted to.

Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) almost 12 years ago

Stewart, I was glad to see Jon Stewart totally nail Cramer on his show,  especially when he said this is serious stuff and isn't to be made light of, or words to that effect.

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) almost 12 years ago

I was always taught if someone who is trying to sell you something (Cramer) and is screaming at you; they do so because they think you are stupid (ie. The Sham Wow Guy).  I do not watch Cramer for my financial news and I do not watch The Daily Show or Entertainment Tonight for my news.

Posted by x Bye Bye, Delete Account (x) almost 12 years ago

Simon - Let's see how Cramer's show changes.

I rarely watch it, but I do check in on a number of different shows just to see what other people are watching ... and why.

Michael - "Intelligence" is one of Stewart's most appealing qualities.

J Philip - Exactly why did you find John Stewart to be "holier than thou"? He doesn't claim to be a financial guru but rather a humorous commentator.

Hugh - Like I said - "many a truth is said in jest" and that's exactly what Stewart is all about.

Elizabeth - So much of what happens in America is "The Emperor's New Clothes" - few have the guts to call others out on what's accepted as the norm.

Tim & Pam - I'm not a John Stewart "addict" either - but I do occasionally watch his show (and enjoy it).

Terry - It will be interesting to see how CNBC's management reacts to the fallout of this controversy as their ratings fall and their advertisers cut back.

Brian - The Daily Show was never intended to provide news. Instead it's a satirical commentary on current events.

Posted by COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate (COMPASS) almost 12 years ago

Dear Stewart,

Jon Stewart wins hands down. Cramer is a bumbling fool IMHO.  Stewart is simply shining a bright light on the garbage that passes for news. I feel we are lucky to have someone that is not afraid to expose the truth. There is truth to the old saying "The truth will set you free."

B

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 12 years ago

I thought they both did a terrific job of "getting along".  Jon left Cramer off the hook to easily.  The only people who really benifited was the station on I am sure additional advertisers.

Posted by Victoria Murphy, Santa Fe, NM (Sotheby's International Realty ) almost 12 years ago

Now CNBC's Rick Santelli comments on the $165 Million bonuses paid to AIG executives ..... "You know, $165 Million isnlike worrying about 16.5 cents."

What is CNBC really all about?

Posted by COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate (COMPASS) almost 12 years ago

Here's an update on John Stewart vs Jim Cramer.

Posted by COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate (COMPASS) almost 12 years ago

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