Stewing Stewart creams Cramer, CNBC

If there's one thing great that's come out of this financial high-dive into an empty pool it was last night's interview/confrontation of CNBC personality Jim Cramer by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. For the past week and a half, Stewart has been calling out the finance network for contributing to the economic mess, and it came to a head last night.

Cramer, host of the bizarre stock-swapping show Mad Money, answered the invite to appear on The Daily Show after he and Stewart engaged in some back-and-forth on both CNBC and Comedy Central, and Stewart didn't let him off the hook.

Stewart's main objection with the network has been the way it has handled the financial implosion and stirred the pot of "fast money" by not exposing "the game" that Wall Street and it's ticker-tape-waving masses perpetuate.

"I understand you want to make finance entertaining," Stewart told Cramer. "But it's not a f***ing game. When I watch that, I can't tell you how angry that makes me. Because what it says to me is… you all know."

To his credit, Cramer sat in the hot seat for the entire interview and seemed apologetic--almost like a kid being caught with his hand in the cookie jar--saying he's tried to do the right thing and has created a show meant to entertain a certain demographic caught up in the light-speed money market. We won't know if Stewart's words will leave a lasting impression on Cramer, CNBC, or any of Wall Street's lecherous suits, but one thing's for sure: Stewart is proving himself to be this generation's best journalist--no matter how reluctant he may be--who isn't afraid of anyone or anything.

For the final two minutes of the interview, head over to ComedyCentral.com.

ComedyCentral.com has seen a major boom because of the squabble, with Stewart's original (and both hilarious and informative) CNBC rant being streamed 1.3 million times as of Wednesday.

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Jon Stewart's the best.
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I can only congratulate jon for what he did, it was about time someone asked the tough questions for once.
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Too painful for me to watch indeed.
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Idea, you are right. He even said at the interview that he was pointing at CNBC and the like, and seemed to not hold anything againt Cramer personally.



And Xavier, if you want to see him call out the left, you really should be watching now. The only reason he was preferring to call out the right the past 8 years was because they were the one calling the shots. Now that the left has the power, he's been calling them out too.
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I agree with you Xaviersex i cant stand him anymore



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I find I can't watch Stewart anymore, and have not followed him much over the last few years as he's picked a party to punch and a party to ignore or praise, and though I feel his passion is honest, his pedestal seems too golden and idol for my liking. If he come around to equal jeers and cheers, maybe I'll come back to the show I once really liked. It's not the news, . . no news show or comedy show seems to be. The news isn't biased, it just is news. Time for the robots to handle that and finances.
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Finally some real journalism for a change. It is so refreshing to see someone get called out and had to answer some tough questions. Stewart is a god.
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stewart seems to be right. great show
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Stewart...wow, you have fallen so far.
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Stewart is such a twit.
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i like colbert
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Jon Stewart rules. I don't care what anybody says.
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Stewart tried to make it about the media who seemed to be a mouthpiece for the financial institutions, rather than reporters who do their job and dig deeper. Cramer was making it more about himself.
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