Monday, March 16, 2009

Stewart Vs. Cramer -- Unedited

In case you have been living under a rock (I was, I didn't find out until after the fact) -- the Daily Show has had a momentous event. It's definitely the best interview I've ever seen on the Daily Show, and if you are a media analyst or sociologist, it may be the best television you will see (or have seen) in years.

To be clear, what makes it great isn't even necessarily explicit in the interview, it is the whole situation that made the interview necessary, who is doing it, and why. It's a contextual media whiplash that deserves serious attention.

Stewart had Jim Cramer on his show, host of the CNBC show Mad Money. Cramer came on (to his credit, I must say) after the Daily Show had been lambasting him and his recently-horrible financial advice, to the point where the MSM (main stream media) started saying there was a feud between them. It became a media circus, apparently.

There is so much I could say, but really -- you should just watch this if you haven't yet. If you've only seen the T.V. version, these uncensored videos may be of renewed interest to you as well. I'm very curious to hear your reactions too, if ya'll feel like sharing.

Below is the first of three videos showing the uncensored, unedited interview. [HERE is part two, and HERE is part 3] You have to get to the 2nd and 3rd part to get to the good stuff.



Enjoy a comedy show living up to the term "the 4th estate,"

Bp

7 comments:

Chuck Butcher said...

Since I posted on it, I won't use your space to say more than kudos to Stewart.

Bpaul said...

No need to be shy about posting the link tho sir.

Everyone, here is a link to C. Butcher's excellent take on this situation -- it's worth your read:

http://chuckfor.blogspot.com/2009/03/cnbc-infomercial-network.html

Anonymous said...

Watched it again today with H. It didn't lose any of its shine the second time 'round.

Chaz

nolocontendere said...

This whole thing apparently went viral this past week and IMO rightly so. It's a positively astounding phenomena.

Ted said...

Blocked outside of the US. Not for political but for licensing reasons. I'll find it somewheres.

Chuck Butcher said...

Aw Bp I forget that some people don't know the signature is a link, I really am not shy...

A.Stock said...

I thought it was odd that Kramer was angered by people in the financial industry being dishonest "on his show (Mad Money) and even right to his face". I don't really understand his outrage though when he had just done the same to Jon Stewart at the beginning of the interview (re: short selling). Yet, Jon didn't call him out on that.