Mar. 13th, 2009

sereneorange: (better late than never)
It was an amusingly painful watch. Jon Stewart had Jim Cramer from CNBC on The Daily Show last night.

At work, I have a big flat screen TV mounted on the wall in front of me and it has to stay on CNBC all day. That is eight hours a day of watching our economy tank and watch the crap on Capitol Hill. In the afternoon, I get the joy of Jim Cramer yelling and using sound effects like a schmaltzy drive time radio host. Usually I have the TV on mute. This is in part because I need to focus on what I am doing and a lot of the people on the TV make me want to yell and throw things at it. I did catch it live 2 weeks ago when Santelli's made his infamous rant on the floor of the stock exchange.

Santelli originally agreed to come on The Daily Show, but when the little birdie's in his ear told him that he probably shouldn't, he can canceled. Jon verbally eviscerated him, Jim Cramer, and CNBC on the following evening. I am used to seeing Jon and the writers be quick and smart, but it is a comedy show. It is almost easy to forget just how quick and smart Jon is. The first time I really and truly understood was when I saw him on Crossfire on CNN and he handed Tucker Carlson his ass.

Cramer came on the show and apparently understood the only way to handle this was to go belly up.



I really want to see Jon have Santelli and Rush Limbaugh on this show.

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