Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Joe Scarborough's Got Beef w/ Jon Stewart

Photo credit: nymag.com

It's always amusing to me when people who are supposed to be members of the media put themselves on the same level as Jon Stewart. They're really confused by Stewart. Sure he's a comedian, but doesn't he play an anchor on TV just like they do?

This morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", host Joe Scarborough invited CNBC minstrel Jim Cramer on to ask the question: what, exactly, is Jon Stewart's problem? Why in the world has he been making jokes at CNBC's expense? So it turns out they're not so good at economics. Big deal!

The real bad guy in all this, Joe Scarborough so helpfully points out, isn't CNBC, it's Jon Stewart! It's that edit-happy ne'er-do-well Stewart that's been "cherrypicking every little mistake over the past eight years". And now because Bush is gone, "CNBC is enemy #1 of the left, the angry left." Joe-Bo went on to point out that he bets if we put a camera on Stewart 24 hrs a day and edited it down to all the bad parts we'd have one humdinger of a blooper reel.

You're right, Joe. As someone who remembers the 1990s well, Jon Stewart has definitely had his share of unfunny moments. Luckily, no one's 401k hinges on whether Jon Stewart's bombed. Can the same be said of CNBC's disastrous financial "reporting"? Yeah, not so much.


  1. Also, Stewart isn't putting his face on TV 24/7 like these cable stations do. They have commentators now instead of journalists. Or if there are journalists, they mix them up with commentators. Unfortunately the same has happened in the business 24/7 stations. They have financial "experts" mixing with economists mixing with CEO's of companies and you really get such slanted information. The media is really in bed with these people and they are too ignorant to realize it.

  2. Too ignorant or too busy counting their gold.