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‘Today’: Cramer-Stewart War Rages On
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/10/2009 8:01:03 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Another day, another round in the battle between Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart. Let’s do a quick recap before proceeding to today’s skirmish. As reported here, last week on Today Cramer accused Pres. Obama of the “the greatest wealth destruction I’ve seen by a president.” In retaliation, Jon Stewart, playing the good Obama foot soldier, has tried to undermine Cramer’s credibility by playing clips on the Daily Show of Cramer’s less-than-spot-on stock recommendations. Cramer has fired back, including in this lengthy column.

OK, stage set. With Cramer and fellow CNBCer Erin Burnett as guests this morning, Meredith Vieira observed that Warren Buffett had said the economy has “fallen off a cliff.” Cramer joshed that the Obama admin should attack Buffett as they had the “little guys,” a reference to himself and the way White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had gone after him. It was Meredith’s response that really touched things off . . .

View video here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jimcramer; jonstewart; robertgibbs; todayshow
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1 posted on 03/10/2009 8:01:04 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Latest round in Jim Cramer-Jon Stewart battle. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/10/2009 8:01:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Once there was a mafia neighborhood. The mobsters preyed on vulnerable, immoral or stupid people to induct them into criminal activities. They threatened the good neighbors and played dirty tricks on them to keep them from informing the police. One by one, all the good people moved away. Now, the mobsters have no one left to shoot but one another.


3 posted on 03/10/2009 8:08:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
WTH? Jon Stewart is a Comedian. Conflation of "comedy" and "news". (Well the MSM news are already a joke.)
4 posted on 03/10/2009 8:10:12 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

http://adamsoptions.blogspot.com/2008/06/can-you-still-afford-not-to-watch-jim.html


5 posted on 03/10/2009 8:14:51 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: SolidWood

Jon Stewart is a comedian?

If so, then I do not think that words means what I think it means.


6 posted on 03/10/2009 8:15:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS
I do not think that words means what I think it means.

They are gaining on us.

I find that totally, completely and in all other ways, INCONCEIVABLE!!

7 posted on 03/10/2009 8:19:43 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In retaliation, Jon Stewart, playing the good Obama foot soldier, has tried to undermine Cramer’s credibility by playing clips on the Daily Show of Cramer’s less-than-spot-on stock recommendations.

...and who is; Jon Stewart, a smarmy Zer0-bot, a video comedian...

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators." - P. J. O'Rourke
"Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money" Margaret Thatcher
"There are two sets of rules. One set for the rulers and another for the rest of us." —Richard Yancey, former IRS tax collector

8 posted on 03/10/2009 8:20:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: WayneS

Should Al Franken become a US Senator, Stewart has the perfect qualifications to be his chief of staff.


9 posted on 03/10/2009 8:20:10 AM PDT by henkster (0bamanomics: "I'll loan you all the money you need to get out of debt.")
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To: WayneS
Cramer is trying to get on the celebrity's train that obammma has put Rush on with hopes of boost his ratings. It probably won't work because Rush has a message of truth and Cramer has an dart board. As to stewart, he's sooo funny(not)it's a shame the MTV generation get their news from the likes of him.
10 posted on 03/10/2009 8:20:49 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
from the blog......"But Stewart chose to single out Cramer because he had the audacity to criticize Obama. So let’s give this round to Cramer–while awarding a junior Robert Gibbs badge to Jon."

The salient issue.

11 posted on 03/10/2009 8:21:33 AM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is another example of the MSM planting the seeds of their own destruction. When Stewart had Bush and a GOP congress to mock every night, the press decided to give him undeserved credibility as a “real” journalist, even going so far as to award him a Peabody at one point when, at best, he was an entertainer/commentator not unlike a liberal Rush.


12 posted on 03/10/2009 8:22:53 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Migraine
Westly? You have just been outsmarted by the smartest man in the world!
13 posted on 03/10/2009 8:23:06 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Migraine

Exactly.


14 posted on 03/10/2009 8:23:17 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

“Jon Stewart is a comedian?”

maybe late at night after you have a few drinks under your belt and everything is hilarious.


15 posted on 03/10/2009 8:24:05 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: SolidWood
WTH? Jon Stewart is a Comedian. Conflation of "comedy" and "news". (Well the MSM news are already a joke.)

Circuses and bread. This constitutes the circus part of the equation.

16 posted on 03/10/2009 8:24:07 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: TPOOH
'Stewart chose to single out Cramer because he had the audacity to criticize Obama'

These days if you single out someone for criticism, they become a media magnet and an aid to their opponents cause. DOH!

17 posted on 03/10/2009 8:24:17 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: TPOOH

Agreed: and very well put by that Finkelstein fellow [who just happens to be me, governs!]


18 posted on 03/10/2009 8:24:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cramer already demonstrate how the Bear Stearns quote was taken WAY out of context. I think he is just letting it ride here since he has bigger fish to fry.


19 posted on 03/10/2009 8:25:45 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush talked about this yesterday. Cramer’s AGHAST that Hussein’s hit squad is attacking him. After all, he IS a liberal democrat and supported Hussein! He’s SHOCKED that MSM mis-quote him and they lie about him, etc.

Basically, Rush said, “Welcome to our world. It’s what we deal with on a daily basis.”

Cramer was surprised that the libs now attack everything he does or says, and the conservatives are open-minded and civil to him. Maybe he’s seen the light.


20 posted on 03/10/2009 8:27:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: henkster

I would not be at all surprised to see Stewart run for office. He pontificates on Larry King routinely, just like Franken used to. King and Oprah are now in charge of elections.


21 posted on 03/10/2009 8:29:21 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: MayflowerMadam

Mr. Cramer, do not give in to your liberal critics. You dared to tell the truth something that is anathema to liberals everywhere.


22 posted on 03/10/2009 8:29:36 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Cramer is a stock speculator, who acts like a clown to attract viewers. Stewart is a clown, who acts like he knows about serious stuff to attract viewers.
23 posted on 03/10/2009 8:31:46 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: WayneS

Uh.....yeah...don’t you need to be funny to be a comedian?


24 posted on 03/10/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by conservativemusician (Arm yourself.)
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To: conservativemusician

Apparently not.


25 posted on 03/10/2009 8:35:32 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Fractal Trader

In fairness, the first time Stewart played a clip of Cramer discussing Bear Stearns, it was out of context because Cramer was not recommending the stock, only telling people their deposits there were safe—which they were. But on last night’s show Stewart dug out some slightly earlier footage in which Cramer definitely was urging people to buy Bear Stearns stock. You can see it in the video clip of Today at FinkelBlog.


26 posted on 03/10/2009 8:37:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched Stewart last night and was wondering why he took off after Cramer. Now I know why.


27 posted on 03/10/2009 8:38:09 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: SolidWood

Jon Stewart is a Comedian.

That’s a stretch and a half if I ever heard one.


28 posted on 03/10/2009 8:38:36 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush the greatest voice of CONSERVATISM! God Bless Rush Limbaugh!!!)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Cramer was surprised that the libs now attack everything he does or says, and the conservatives are open-minded and civil to him. Maybe he’s seen the light.

Ha, I love watching Mad Money. Last night, Cramer was doing everything other than wearing an O shirt to mea culpa to the dim crowd. He's caught in a tug of war between truth and ideology. He wants to wear the Dim clothing, talk Dim, be Dim, but he wants to enjoy that luxury known as the "Truth", something Dims sneer at like a vampire at the sun. Can't have it both ways, Cramer.

29 posted on 03/10/2009 8:39:07 AM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: Non-Sequitur

“I watched Stewart last night and was wondering why he took off after Cramer. Now I know why.”

Yup, attack the Messiah, expect retaliation from his disciples.


30 posted on 03/10/2009 8:39:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yup, attack the Messiah, expect retaliation from his disciples.

Yeah, well they also have an easy target in Cramer.

31 posted on 03/10/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: SolidWood
WTH? Jon Stewart is a Comedian.

A comedian in name only. The guy doesn't even write his own stuff.


32 posted on 03/10/2009 8:45:06 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: OB1kNOb
Circuses and bread. This constitutes the circus part of the equation.

The bad news is that there is no bread..

33 posted on 03/10/2009 8:45:51 AM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Cramer is a stock speculator, who acts like a clown to attract viewers. Stewart is a clown, who acts like he knows about serious stuff to attract viewers.”

Well said!! Cramer is definately trying to attract attention with his comments. He is annoying and I can’t stand to watch him. Stewart is a comedian, who can be funny at times. He does cover serious stuff, but makes it clear that it is “fake news”. The idiots that use it as a source of information are just as stupid as those who think that Cramer has any decent financial advice to give.

There are plenty of sources for good financial information, and Cramer is not one of them. there are plenty of good places to get your political news, John Stewart isn’t one of them.


34 posted on 03/10/2009 8:45:57 AM PDT by ga medic
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
playing clips on the Daily Show of Cramer's less-than-spot-on stock recommendations

Anybody who treats Cramer as anything more than a carnival barker has no business playing in the market with the grownups.

35 posted on 03/10/2009 8:46:37 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: Ev Reeman

>>Mr. Cramer, do not give in to your liberal critics. You dared to tell the truth something that is anathema to liberals everywhere.

And ironically, Cramer is a liberal.


36 posted on 03/10/2009 8:47:30 AM PDT by Betis70 (Go UConn)
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To: WayneS

Stewart, aka Jon Leibowitz has what Olbermann has and what has been confirmed by ex- lovers...small penis syndrome. The syndrome is marked by excessive self loathing and being hostile and hypercritical of others. His inability to satisfy a woman intellectually and physically has him emotionally constipated. He bouncing from one ultra submissive damaged woman to another in which he bullies and ridicules into a self fulfilling prophesy of a nasty and contentious breakup. Small penis sufferers have an unhealthy attachment to a Mother figure and refuse to grow emotionally past the college Junior phase of human development. Wearing 20’s hipster clothes and using phraseology of the hip hop generation to remain relevant to a younger audience which seems to devour his brand of mouth diarrhea is a tell tale sign of men with SPS. Small penis syndrome sufferers naturally gravitate towards others with their cynical, negative worldview. They view all others including the ones in their peer group as ignorant rubes not in tune with the world in what they view it through their perfect prism.


37 posted on 03/10/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stewart dug out some slightly earlier footage in which Cramer definitely was urging people to buy Bear Stearns stock.

Some people just can't seem to wrap their heads around the concept that when you say something on the record, it can come back to bite you on the butt.

38 posted on 03/10/2009 8:49:15 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: SolidWood

“WTH? Jon Stewart is a Comedian.”

A Comedian...wouldn’t one need to actually be funny to claim the designation?


39 posted on 03/10/2009 8:50:44 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Moby Grape

Jon Stewart us a comedian in much the same way that Bill Maher and Janeane Garofalo are comedians. Theyre about as funny as a screen door in a submarine or a rubber crutch.


40 posted on 03/10/2009 9:05:01 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Wil H
The bad news is that there is no bread..

There's $800 billion of bread (just called "stimulus") for others in today's jargon. Just no bread for thee and me.

41 posted on 03/10/2009 9:10:30 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: Ev Reeman

Say, that reminds me: I think Garofalo was missing on last night’s 24. A relief.


42 posted on 03/10/2009 9:11:07 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: OB1kNOb

Obummer strikes again!


43 posted on 03/10/2009 9:11:47 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I love 24...one of the few TV shows I actually enjoy watching!


44 posted on 03/10/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

Do you think Ethan Kanin, the President’s chief of staff is a bad guy plotting against her? I’m thinking yes.


45 posted on 03/10/2009 9:16:41 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: SolidWood
WTH? Jon Stewart is a Comedian.

I don't think so. Don't you have to be funny to be a comedian? Stewart is kinda like a slightly younger Letterman and just about as funny. Fake news, fake comedian.

46 posted on 03/10/2009 9:20:19 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: henkster

Speaking of Al Franken..it would be fascinating to hold another election for that debacle....I believe Coleman would win in a landslide just based on the last two months. And the Dems know it.


47 posted on 03/10/2009 9:32:12 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

First they came for the CNBC show hosts...


48 posted on 03/10/2009 9:32:45 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: subterfuge
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are smarmy little pricks trying to emulate the cowardly Bolshevik comedians like Maher, etal that are scared to parody the One!I wouldn't watch either of them if they had the only show on the tube!
49 posted on 03/10/2009 9:40:47 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What we're seeing is not healthy partisanship; it is the totalitarian mindset that makes certain people the enemy. When the executive branch in a time of peace goes after individual citizens with this type of venom, it's a very frightening sign. If Reagan, Bush I, or Bush II had done this the lame stream media would have been after them. As it is, they assist the intolerant nut we've elected.
50 posted on 03/10/2009 10:06:18 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama closes Gitmo to save terrorists and funds foreign abortions.)
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