It all started when Stewart blamed Cramer and cable network CNBC for being irresponsible with advice in the lead-up to the stock market meltdown.
“I understand you want to make finance entertaining, but it’s not a [expletive] game,” Stewart said during the recorded interview, segments of which aired on Thursday night. “When I watch that, I can’t tell you how angry that makes me.”
Stewart’s criticism of Cramer has included a censored, two-word phrase (F-Y) after airing video of Cramer enthusiastically urging viewers to buy stock in Bear Stearns. Ya know…. someone had to do it. Bear stearns, the global investment bank and brokerage firm, collapsed just after the comments aired. It was eventually sold with stock prices less than one-fifth what they were when Cramer pushed them. hhhmmmm.
Why, I don’t know, but, Cramer has fired back with a bunch of interviews with NBC news outlets challenging some of Stewart’s claims and noting times he’s made more cautious comments about the economy. However, Stewart quickly rebutted with clips from Cramer’s TV appearences.
On Thursday’s “The Martha Stewart Show,” Cramer pounded a wad of dough with a rolling pin, pretending it was Jon Stewart’s face.
Jon Stewart’s reply; “Mr. Cramer, don’t you destroy enough dough on your own show … ?”
Seriously Mr. Cramer……. it’s not like your ratings are that great that anyone would have noticed this entire thing if you had not brought this entire issue out into the spotlight.
If you are going to be on TV and absorb all of the wonderful TV star benifits, such as high pay and limo rides, you’d better be ready to take the heat. MOVE ON!
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