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Stewart vs. Jim Cramer

It was the culmination of a long on-air feud between Stewart and Jim Cramer, the histrionic host of CNBC’s Mad Money. For weeks, Stewart had taken Cramer to task for his irresponsible financial advice leading up to the 2008 global financial meltdown — slanted, overly optimistic guidance that Stewart characterized as “disingenuous at best and criminal at worst.”

“We’re both snake oil salesman to a certain extent, but we do label the show as snake oil here,” Stewart told Cramer. “I understand you want to make finance entertaining, but it’s not a f***ing game.”

The interview, which more resembled a deposition than a friendly late-night tête-à-tête concluded with a repulsed Stewart saying: “Maybe we can remove ‘In Cramer We Trust’ and go back to the fundamentals and I can go back to making fart noises and funny faces.”

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Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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5 Comments

  1. Brian_pdx August 5, 2015

    Jon Stewart is nearly as big a loss as President Obama not being able to run again.

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    1. TZToronto August 6, 2015

      We can only hope that his successor is ready to speak truth to power. Sadly, there will always be comparison made to what John Stewart did and said, and that’s not really fair. Heck, maybe the Daily Show will be better with a new face. Time will tell.

      Reply
  2. Whatmeworry August 6, 2015

    Gosh 7 years as the Obama chief spokesperson

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    1. Whatmeworry August 6, 2015

      Gosh 7 years as the dan ketters chief spokesperson

      Reply
    2. Whatmeworry September 2, 2015

      Linda Rae Ketter fell off Williamsburg ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down

      Reply

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