Stewart's 'Daily Show' Chastises CNBC's Cramer
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
The late night TV comedian Jon Stewart has been slamming the media for its reporting in the run up to the financial crisis. The host of The Daily Show has taken special aim at the business channel CNBC and its stock market commentator Jim Cramer. Last night, Cramer appeared on The Daily Show. Stewart was not any less aggressive. Our last word in business today is showdown.
Mr. JON STEWART (Host, The Daily Show): The financial news industry is not just guilty of a sin of omission, but a sin of commission, that they are absolutely in bed with this idea…
Mr. JIM CRAMER (Stock Market Commentator on CNBC): No, we're not in bed with them. I don't think that's fair, honestly. I think that we try to report the news and I think that some people…
Mr. STEWART: A couple of guys…
WERTHEIMER: One thing they did agree on was that finance reporters should ask tougher questions.
INSKEEP: And I can go back to making fart noises and funny faces.
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WERTHEIMER: You can see John Stewart's full interview with Jim Cramer at our Monkey See entertainment blog at NPR.org. And that's the business news at MORNING EDITION. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
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