I think Stewart actually covered that in the interview. He stated the BOTH he and Cramer were "snake oil" salesmen. The difference is the Stewart actually tells everyone that it is snake oil.
You're right, he isn't a journalist. But isn't it telling that he has done more to expose CNBC's bullshit than anyone else on TV? You don't see Katie Couric taking on these assholes? You don't see Fox, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, or (insert MSM outlet here) going after these guys. Sure there are some exceptions but by in large none of them have really thrown these jackasses under the bus as they deserve.
The "journalists" aren't doing their jobs.
I didn't watch it all but I'm glad Stewart admitted he's not a journalist.
It is telling, the thing that annoys me is Stewart is bitching about banks and how"serious" it is but I didn't (and don't) see Stewart calling out Obama for some of the skeletons in his closet.
I don't see him talking about the trillions of dollars of debt Obama and the Dems have created in less than two months... I would argue that is just as serious...
I don't see Stewart bitching about Barney Frank or the Community Reinvestment Act. There are lots of reasons we're in this mess but blaming Kramer and CNBC seems stupid to me.
You wont get an argument from me, the journalists are skipping down the road to hell and enjoying the ride with the politicians.
At this point, I'm just hoping that we can clean up the mess after Obama, Pelosi, Frank, Reed and the rest of these idiots are gone... If the republican party doesn't get their shit together, this country is going to end up becoming another half-ass european country...
Why? Because Jon is pointing out the corruption that is going on in our financial world. What makes him any less capable of doing that?
Please dont misunderstand. As I said above, I dont have a problem with him calling them out. I just think he is calling out the wrong person. I would have a lot more respect for him if he would quit swinging from Obama's nuts and start calling a spade a spade.... across the board...