Out of control.

artstewartcramercourtesyI link to what was the FRONT PAGE TOP STORY on CNN tonight about Jon Stewart’s dressing down of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show. Let’s get this straight: CNN is a NEWS NETWORK covering how a COMEDY SHOW exposed a lame-ass “financial commentator” on CNBC, which is a FINANCIAL NEWS NETWORK.

Things are fucked up.

The NEWS GUYS are supposed to be doing the biting commentary and expose reporting, not the COMEDY GUYS.

No wonder Jon Stewart pleads with the “real” (non-Comedy Central) media to get their shit together and do their job so HE DOESN’T HAVE TO.

Things are really fucked up.


7 Responses to Out of control.

  1. Kindralas says:

    News channels are beholden to the same ratings as any other network. As such, their devotion isn’t to good reporting, but to improving ratings. I think Jim Cramer’s a good guy and a brilliant analyst, but being smart doesn’t get you a show on CNBC.

    This is a big part of the reason I tend to get my news from sources which don’t get the majority of their revenue from advertising.

  2. Bpaul says:

    The video of that exchange is absolutely brilliant. Stewart (and his team of writers, to be clear) is absolutely amazing and staying on point, and clearly expressing the very basic facts. He doesn’t hold Cramer personally responsible, yet calls him out. It’s fantastic stuff.

  3. Bpaul says:

    Oh and I agree — the world is upside down.

    This isn’t a comedian’s job. Even the jester for the court of two-party politics, as cogent as he can be.

  4. Shocho says:

    The most fucked up part is the TOP STORY on CNN.com is SOMEBODY ELSE DOING THEIR JOB!

    Ack! I can’t stand it!

  5. Bpaul says:

    Here, this will make you feel better:

  6. Shocho says:

    That totally did, thanks.

  7. Bpaul says:

    Thought you might like that

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