I’m sure everyone’s been following this story all week now, but if you haven’t, there’s been a spat between the aforementioned Jon Stewart and CNBC’s correspondent Jim Cramer. The spat in question came about earlier in the week when Jon Stewart took a shot at Jim Cramer, pointing out all the times Jim Cramer had been wrong over the last two years leading up to our current economic meltdown despite the fact he leads a financial show known as Mad Money. Jim Cramer took umbrage with Jon Stewart’s assertions (read: truth) and fired back. The news picked up the feud, and about a week later Jim Cramer appeared opposite Jon Stewart in the belly of the beast: Jon Stewart’s own show: The Daily Show.
To me this all seems a ploy on Jim Cramer’s part to get a bit more recognition. Everyone knows Jon Stewart’s name and the Daily Show (at least the drunks I hang around with do), but who’s heard of Jim Cramer other than people with enough money on their hands that they care about things like “the market” and the like. You know, people rich enough to feel entitled.
But I think Jim Cramer’s playing with fire going head to head with Jon Stewart. I assume everyone remembers when Jon Stewart was on CNN’s Crossfire. You don’t? Well, he went on and basically made the hosts look like slobbering idiots. Then shortly afterwards the show was canceled. So let that be a warning to you, Jim Cramer: If you mess with the bull, you’re going to get the horns.
If that last statement seemed like it was a pun on economic terms, let me assure you it was intentional… I just don’t know what it means exactly. And below you’ll find not only the three part Jim Cramer/ Jon Stewart discussion on last night’s Daily Show, but the whole Crossfire clip I alluded to earlier.
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