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Jim Cramer, Joe Scarborough Have Had Enough Of These Jon Stewart LIES

by Jim Newell

Last week on his Daily Show, Jon Stewart did something that’s been a very popular trend on the Internet for about two years now: he searched “cnbc wrong” on YouTube and showed clips for five to ten minutes, with minimal commentary, because there is just too much CNBC badness on the YouTubes. (He didn’t even get some of the REALLY good stuff, like when a guest would come on in early 2007, say that housing prices would fall and land us in a major recession, and be met with a terrifying response of ear-crushing drunk laughter and almost violent mockery.) The segment was extremely popular, and CNBC has been in damage control ever since. And what’s a better way to make the whole episode quietly disappear than by putting loud bear-frog Jim Cramer on teevee shows to scream at Jon Stewart, for being mean?

Thank you to the team at Josh Marshall’s liberal TPM blog for putting together this lovely clip of Cramer desperately stomping around various NBC studios, finding any and all operational cameras, and yelling at them about how Jon Stewart is a sack of shit. In one of these episodes, Joe Scarborough gets in on the act! They talk about how Jon Stewart is dishonest, mean, personal, a cherry-picker, an idiot, and a pussy. In fact they describe almost perfectly the Denby Definition of a “snarker,” but don’t be fooled, because David Denby told us in his book that Jon Stewart is not a “snarker” since his comedy is backed by earnest Civic Passion, much like Keith Olbermann, although he occasionally has bouts of “snarking”… oh god, we let our minds wander for one second and here we are, drifting off on a cloud of Denbyian comedic teleology.

Why anyone would want to pick a fight with Jon Stewart is confusing, because everyone likes him, and no one likes super rich ex-hedge fund managers who screamed on the Money Channel that Bear Stearns was “FINE, EVERYBODY, FINE” six days before it fucking croaked on the doorstep of JP Morgan and was discreetly swept inside the vestibule by the Federal Government, to avoid a scene.

Cramer Responds to Stewart w/Help from Scarborough [TPM TV]

 
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jodyleek March 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Jon Stewart – very fuckable.
Jim Cramer – complete, irrefutably unfuckable.
‘Nuf said.

Sussemilch March 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

‘When Bush was President Jon Stewart was attacking him every night, now he’s attacking people like you? What’s going on?’

Jon is indifferent. He is but the pointy needle on America’s bullshit-o-meter.

Texan Bulldoggette March 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

A little OT, but how did Joe escape getting the ‘full Condit’ for having that dead intern at his office? Seems like that would hamper one’s career a bit, but now he’s Jack Welch’s best friend.

Cramer sure is defensive. I say Jon should go after Kudlow, Bartiromo & Erin Burnett. They’re all clueless corporate shills.

norbizness March 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

He certainly is a diminutive, bouncy little pile of failed career and resentment.

shortsshortsshorts March 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

The man failed to make money for his viewers even when the economy was still STRONG. SOMEONE GIVE THIS GUY A LOBOTOMY TEE VEE SHOW.

Oh shit. They did.

Jim Cramer is the representation of shit-sucking that this country needs. He made middle-earners broke when he worked for Bear Sterns, and than steered them towards Bear Sterns on his cum-guzzling camera-orgy. He seems to represent everything that went wrong with the economy, and still, people listen.
Jeebus.

Gorillionaire March 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

If you want to tell Jon Stewart something, you can see him pretty regularly in Manhattan during the day goofing around the park and stuff with his little boy. That said, if you were mean to him, a dozen or so irate New Yorkers would probably bitch slap you into a concussion.

MisterLoki March 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Cramer got embarrassed on Good Morning America, of all things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuksmNLDpdM

norbizness March 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm

P.S. President Obama should sign an executive order outlawing Scarborough Country and commencing bombing within give minutes.

Clancy_Pants March 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Asshat!

Serolf Divad March 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Wow… did I just stumble into a support group for pundits who got bitch-slapped by John Stewart? I mean this is as pathetic as being a fly on the wall of some lame ass 12-step circle jerk.

blinky_twinkie March 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

The best part is Stewart staring straight into the camera and yelling, “FUCK YOU!” both when the original DS segment aired last week and again in update last night.

He’s the friggin’ Prom King.

Mild Midwesterner March 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I love it when the main stream media questions the integrity of the news reporting on Comedy fucking Central.

whiskey tango foxtrot March 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

[re=261683]Gorillionaire[/re]: LOVE that image.

Gopherit March 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Stewart is going to hand Cramer his ass. And I will have one less evening of boring television.

Giant Robot March 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Yay a battle of wits! I hope John Stewart doesn’t make one of the classic blunders.

jagorev March 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

If I might interject with a comment that is mildly disfavorable to Jon Stewart (PLEASE DON’T KILL ME), I loved his piece, but it’s a little silly to pretend that CNBC made people invest badly. The American people’s own greed and gullibility played a bigger role than Jim Cramer.

Anyone who makes investing decision based on a cable tee-vee channel probably deserves to lose their money.

Neon Trotsky March 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Cramer’s show on CNBC is nothing more than an angrier financial version of Crossing Over with John Edward as far as I’m concerned…

freerangemink March 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Cramer is actually not screaming about Stewart at all, and even tries to gently tamp down Scarborough mid-bloviation…with unsurprising non-results.

Serolf Divad March 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

[re=261684]MisterLoki[/re]:

Holy crap… ’till seeing that video I hadn’t realized the extent to which Stewart made Cramer his bitch.

shortsshortsshorts March 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

[re=261682]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: format fail.

snideinplainsight March 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Next up: Cramer bitches repetitively about the Easter Bunny, then shouts at the walls about how terrible puppies are.

Giant Robot March 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm

[re=261690]Serolf Divad[/re]: Win!

AngryBlakGuy March 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm

…Jim Kramer is a ass-faced retard!

Big Ass Belle March 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Bear’s biggest problem was all of the short sellers the week it went down. With Cramer pushing folks to buy it in the weaks leading up to the failure, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that he was right there profiting from the demise of Bear.

Oh wait. I’m supposed to be funny here.

I guess the loss of a whole fucking boatload of money I don’t have time to recoup has affected my sense of humor.

I’m with Stewart: FUCK YOU Wall Street, fuck all y’all lying, thieving rat bastards.

El Vista March 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Cramer always underperforms the market. For example, during May-December 2008, the market lost about 30%. Cramer’s advice would have lost you about 36%.

Helga the Stock-Pickin’ Chicken would have made better choices.

The Unfairman March 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

“Why anyone would want to pick a fight with Jon Stewart is confusing, because everyone likes him…”

Not to mention that he’s crazy wicked smart and informed. I like to think I’m a smart person, and all (er…most of our Wonketteers – I’m looking at you, shorts!) can logicalize our way out even the TOUGHEST wet paper bags, but I would never go toe-to-toe with Jon Stewart, and I agree with him on most things.

Even the rare people who don’t like Jon Stewart (Tucker Carlson, when he was on Crossfire) respect his arguments, if not his humor.

Jim Newell March 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: Right, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t mock a professional financial commentary channel for being so smugly wrong.

MarSF March 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Even better, NBC had Jack Welch on for like an hour talking about how healthcare, energy and education have NOTHING at all to do with the economy and how Obama is just “confusing” people trying to do too much all at once.

“Today” had Cramer and Erin Burnett on together so I had to turn it off.

stew March 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Maybe it’s time to bring up Joe’s dead intern again–never got clear explination on that one…

Hooray For Anything March 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I like how Scarborough complains that Stewart has a staff of like “a hundred” people looking over video tape, suggesting that MSNBC only has just a couple of interns and Tim Russert’s son on staff and can’t do much of anything. Also, nice use of the Petraeus card.

Neon Trotsky March 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

“If Jon Stewart had transcripts of his show…”

Ugh, STFU Scarborough! As far as I know, The Daily Show has all of its episodes uploaded in video form, one-upping the transcripts about which you whine. And all of this happened because Jim Cramer issued some douchey statement on how it was an “urban legend” that he urged people “to buy Bear stock one week before it went under”–which is literally true, though he did urge people to keep their money at Bear one week before and several weeks before that urged people to buy, buy, buy! OH NOES!!! CRAMER IS TECHNICALLY CORRECT SORT OF KINDA!!! THEREFORE JON STEWART IS LIAR COMEDIAN LIBERAL BIAS!!!

DoctorCulturae March 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: I won’t kill you, but Stewart is pointing to part of the MSM which contributed to a culture of denial and teh stupid. No one called them on their 24 hour bizgasm. “Who me?” does not cut it. Similarly, Limbaugh is an oaf, but his constant bloviation contributes to zombiedom. Cramer should own up to the asshat he’s wearing, not pretend he isn’t wearing it, or be defensive about wearing it.

Big Ass Belle March 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Joe fucking Scarborough is seriously getting on Jon Stewart about taking a “little mistake” and harping on it?

Good God, what would cable news be without bloviating gasbags like Scarborough harping on the little things?? They might actually have to do the news. Or some research, some journalism for a change.

shortsshortsshorts March 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: I completely disagree with you.

CNN has a huge influence on people’s behavior. As sad as it is, it’s really fucking true. As a nation of retards, we are obligated to not only have knee-jerk reactions, but to make these reactions as extreme and unpalatable as necessary. This is what CNN does, whether good or bad (HINT: BAD). People will react to the general tone of the media on any and all things. That’s why there’s a fucking media. Cramer did in fact influence some people to make shitty decisions. It is the nature of the beast.

Aloysius March 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: You see, Jon Stewart is a comeeeeeedian, and comeeeeeedians go after people who claim to represent social institutions like Wall Street.

Personally, I don’t see how Jon Stewart could possibly win in a debate against Jim Cramer, what with all the sirens and horn blowing and the dancing from side to side like a five-year-old with ADD and a bladder infection.

TGY March 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm

And so commences the Angry Tirade of the Wrong. Seems to me this happened with the Iraq war, too. Note to self: never be right about anything and things will be more peaceful.

AngryBlakGuy March 10, 2009 at 1:55 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: …I think the overall anger toward CNBC is the fact that they passed themselves off as impartial experts. When the fact of the matter is ANY so called expert with a “dime” in the market has an overall bias in seeing it succeed! “Turd Pellets” like Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer are so immersed in Wall St. they almost see it as a “God” to be worshiped. It can never fail, can never be wrong and never be questioned!

Gopherit March 10, 2009 at 1:56 pm

[re=261712]Jim Newell[/re]: And I don’t believe Jon Stewart blamed CNBC for people’s bad investment decisions…..he was all over their ass because THEY RE THE ONES WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO NOTICE THINGS LIKED CRASHING ECONOMIES!!!! Fuck CNBC, Fuck Scarborough, and draw and quarter Jim Cramer.

Bypartizoa March 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I used to thing Scarborough was ok, but, holy crap, what whiny, little bitch.

Anonymous Office Zombie March 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Oh god, could those other people in the studio look any more uncomfortable when Scarborough starts going off on his Stewart rant?

Tra March 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Fascinating. I don’t watch “Morning Joe,” so tell me — is this a typical segment? The host rants on endlessly while everyone else looks bored and uncomfortable, like when you encounter that crazy uncle at the family reunion who starts talking with “Here’s how I see it” and never notices that no one cares? And no one says anything, because anything they add will just encourage him to keep talking?

Lemming Caution March 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

[re=261711]The Unfairman[/re]: Cramer might also want to chat with Tucker Carlson about how this comeeeeedian can help tank your career temporarily.

Lionel Hutz Esq. March 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm

[re=261697]Giant Robot[/re]: Too late, Stewart has already started a land war in Asia.

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: Stewart’s point is not that Cramer cost people money. It is that he shouldn’t be holier than thou yelling at the Administration when he got everything wrong also.

I just wish that Cramer had the Colberts to just say, “Hey, I’m a financial guy, of course I get two thirds of what I say wrong. Nobody actually understands all of this. If we did, I would own the world baby!”

glamourdammerung March 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm

[re=261678]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: “A little OT, but how did Joe escape getting the ‘full Condit’ for having that dead intern at his office?”

He was a Republican.

WadISay March 10, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Stewart should challenge Cramer to a pie throwing contest; he’s dumb enough to accept.

DoctorCulturae March 10, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Lemming Caution: win.

AngryBlakGuy March 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[re=261727]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: [re=261723]DoctorCulturae[/re]: [re=261698]jagorev[/re]: …people aren’t pissed that they got it wrong. Its the fact that they whole heartily dismissed any information that would have allowed them to get is “right”. Cramer should just say he fukked up and move on, instead of digging a deeper grave by defending his own idiotic advice!

Come here a minute March 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Cramer sneers that Stewart is a comedian and not qualified to opine on Matters of High Finance.

Cramer doesn’t seem to understand that Stewart is a comedian and is qualified to say that Cramer has been hilariously stupid and wrong for years and yet still gets asked his opinion on Matters of High Finance.

Delicious March 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Scarborough has become the poor man’s Hannity. Or is that the snooty man’s Hannity? Or is he just Hannitized?

Oh, my brain hurts…

MarSF March 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

[re=261736]Tra[/re]: Joe always proves that he is just as “smart” and all his former House Republican colleagues. He should have the word “douche” branded onto his forehead.

DustBowlBlues March 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Suffice it to say, do not take on Stewart. He eviscerated Jim Cramer last night.

Joe the talker has never watched Stewart on shows like Bill Moyers or he would see the thoughtful, intellectual and SMART side of a liberal who is too serious about the world to make fun of anything in a serious context. Also.

Jim should talk to Paul Begala, Tucker Carlson, et. al. about getting into a fight with this guy. I suppose if we have a Rush, it’s Stewart? And what is it with that Mika (sp?) person? I know she’s blonde and daddy’s important, but has there ever been a blander teevee presenter, as the English would call her. Her interviews are pathetically awkward.

Orangeen March 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

[re=261736]Tra[/re]:

Um, you need to watch it just once. It’s like performance art. Mika is the abused wife, Pat Buchanan is the racist uncle, Peggy Noonan is the drunk spinster aunt.

jagorev March 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

[re=261712]Jim Newell[/re]: Oh, absolutely, the mockery is delicious and well deserved. But let’s not turn it into moral outrage, because, seriously, there’s no single party or person to blame for this crisis, and all of us have shit on our shoes

Mr Blifil March 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I know it’s probably evil and unethical even to think about, but may we please now hear about Scarborough’s dead intern on tonite’s comedy TV show? Kthnxbai.

Woodwards Friend March 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Joe Scarbough = David Denby

torera March 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I thought it was gentlemanly of Stewart to omit last fall’s scene of Cramer breaking down and burbling how sorry he was for having recommended anything and now everyone’s lost so much money — many weeks and Dow points and $ ago.

Tra: excellent question. (I don’t know the answer.)

Mr Blifil March 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

[re=261728]Aloysius[/re]: Nice.

AngryBlakGuy March 10, 2009 at 2:11 pm

[re=261735]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: [re=261736]Tra[/re]: …Scarborough would probably be more at home on FOX! He spends the entire show spewing talking points, trampling Mika Berzynski and pitching softball questions to right wingers sociopaths. I knew it was time to stop watching the day I turned it on and Pat Buchanan was making more sense than him. Now I only pray for him to overdose on Ambien® and scotch like he is always fukking talking about!

Hooray For Anything March 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Also CNBC was, if anything, a cheerleader for the stock market and helped create an environment in which making a quick buck on the stock market became the be all and end all of our economy. It’s why everybody screams when the stock market goes down but nobody screams when health care gets slashed or people run out of employment money.

rev_matt_y March 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

[re=261698]jagorev[/re]: That’s certainly true, but it doesn’t excuse the pundits for a) being colossally wrong about everything ever and b) being self aggrandizing assholes. I say criticize both the pundits AND the people.

Mr Blifil March 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Just noticed that Today seemed to allow him to refer to cue cards. What’s up with that?

cracksammich March 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Scarborough Country is part of the Axis of Evil.

Tra March 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm

[re=261734]Bypartizoa[/re]: Someone has class clown envy. It’s okay, Joe! You’re funny, too! Just not, you know, voluntarily.

Green Soda March 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Texan Bulldoggette: “A little OT, but how did Joe escape getting the ‘full Condit’ for having that dead intern at his office?”

WadISay: He was a Republican.

In addition the pathologist was a Republican “fixer”, with an interesting career track.

4tehlulz March 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I truly wish that GE would BK, just to see Jim Kramer and Joe Scarbourough be executed by holders of GE credit default swaps.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Jim Cramer’s 2007 salary: $1 million
Bear Stearns stock at end of Feb 08, $93 a share
Calling Bear Stearns a buy: value of company fell to $2 Billion

Getting called out by Jon Stewart and whining like a little bitch? Priceless.

Lionel Hutz Esq. March 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I am just glad that I lived to see the day where someone like Joe Scarborough has the balls to call out a comedian for making fun of things.

Gopherit March 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

[re=261697]Giant Robot[/re]: Is Jim Cramer Sicillian?

Jim Newell March 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

[re=261752]jagorev[/re]: No one on teevee can be “blamed” for anything, certainly, because they just talk and people can choose to listen or not. But whatever happened to people getting fired for being bad at their jobs? Why doesn’t that happen anymore on teevee or on op-ed pages? Like when Richard Cohen called everyone who didn’t support the Iraq War a faggot, just because he was scared about getting an envelope full of anthrax, which unnamed government officials with agendas told him would probably happen unless Saddam was killed. Why does Richard Cohen still have a job at a major newspaper writing opinion columns about important matters? Where am I going with this? I should find a new post…

AngryBlakGuy March 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

[re=261761]cracksammich[/re]: …Central Florida?!

Mr Blifil March 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

[re=261738]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Agreed. Cramer was running around with a placard of Lenin’s face, claiming comparison between Communism and Obama, and doing it with relish and mean-spiritedness, like the floor trading rat he thinks of himself as. The problem is not that he’s a snake oil salesman, that’s fine, caveat emptor and whatnot. The problem is that he’s attempting you use his pulpit to influence political and economic policy, in order that he and his friends might gain advantage. It is on that basis that he must be squashed like a bug and sent to the Dominican Republic to begin his new career servicing the sex tourists when all the young boys are otherwise engaged.

springfield_meltdown March 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Cramer is just bitching about Jon Stewart because he wants attention, any attention -good or bad since mommy didn’t love him enough. Thanks to the Daily Show my boyfriend is now watching Cramer’s show for laughs, and I’m sure he isn’t the only one. Also.

shortsshortsshorts March 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

[re=261771]Jim Newell[/re]: OH please you know it was Trig’s plot from the beginning. Jeebus he really put the veil over your eyes.

Mr Blifil March 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

[re=261752]jagorev[/re]: While there may be no single person or entity, it is true that the crisis arose out of a culture of well-off investment banking types, to broadly generalize, who sought to draw from the world’s financial markets as if the whole thing were a giant ATM machine. CNBC and Cramer, et al., enabled and facilitated the actions of this culture, of which they were a part, and now are using all their wiles to delegitimize the current President in the eyes of their viewers. Which is, you know, bullshit.

tootsieroll March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

[re=261695]Gopherit[/re]: I bet is Scarborough because he’s the one that kicked it up a notch.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

[re=261752]jagorev[/re]:
Nope. By that logic, there would be no war crimes trials because everyone was “responsible.” The truth is that some are hugely more responsible than others that is why we have leaders.

The enablers, like Jimmy, deserve more than just having shit on their shoes and deserve all kinds of grief too.

Orangeen March 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

[re=261774]Mr Blifil[/re]:

I turned Mad money on the other day, and Cramer was hugging a picture of Mao Zedong and making some weird (racist??? Heh. Whatever it was, it gave me an awkward feeling..) joke about Moo Shoo chicken.

WIDTAP March 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm

[re=261770]Gopherit[/re]: I think he means that Jon is about to start a land war in southeast Asia.

Giant Robot March 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

[re=261770]Gopherit[/re]: Inconceivable.

Aquannissiwamissoo March 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Note how Stewart has repeatedly and pointedly said Cramer and Santilli and anyone else from CNBC are welcome at any time to be guests on his show.

You can do this shit when you know you’re right.

davesnothere March 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Cry me a river, Scarborough – geez what a dimwit! More of the whole “balance consists of giving equal weight to lies that you would give to the truth,” thing. Like if you were critical when Curly Howard was pres, it’s your sworn responsibility to be exactly as critical when Albert Schweitzer succeeds him. Mika seems to just wish she could be somewhere else, right now.

Anonymous Office Zombie March 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm

[re=261757]AngryBlakGuy[/re]:
They might as well create a Fox show with Scarborough, Beck, Hannity, Coulter all together at the same table and Rush as moderator, so we can get our entire stupid in one daily mega-dose.

madtowngooner March 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

morning Joe should actually watch Stewart. He went nuts last night about how similar his withdrawal speech was to Bush’s 2 years ago. As for Cramer: he’s a douchbag who’s also an entertainer, only instead of just entertaining people, he gets them all moist over munnies which is something that actually matters. Him and his ilk at CNBC were instrumental in goosing the market and then looking the other way when things went south. Jim and Joe should fuck each other; they sure have fucked the rest of us.

imissopus March 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Holy God, Joe Scarborough is dumb. Um, Joe? Go to that internets thing I’m sure you’ve heard of, type http://www.thedailyshow.com into your browser, and you will see that the show has EVERY EPISODE EVER on its website, broken up into handy little clips with tag words. In fact, if you type in your own name you will find this hilarious clip of you on the show in September 2003 talking about the media’s obsession with reporting only the bad news that was coming out of Iraq at that time:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=112944&title=Joe-Scarborough

Jon Stewart may be, in his own words, “a fake newsman,” but he’s still a hell of a lot more informed than you.

CorkPopper March 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

[re=261797]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: Great idea! The gravity of all that stupid might collapse in on itself and make a giant black hole of stupid, from which nothing can escape.

cranky March 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

[re=261736]Tra[/re]: i’ve seen it maybe twice, for what were probably two 20-minutes segments, and yes, everyone looked horrified and bitter at how rude and stupid pee-hole eyes was/is.

pdiddycornchips March 10, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I’m down the hating on Scarborough and all but I remember how much ya’ll loved it when Mika and the gang spent their mornings calling Hillary a racist. The were a collection of douches then and they’re a collection of douches now.

comradepaulson March 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Morning Joe is like a Fellini movie being remade by Pauly Shore and a dozen drunk chimpanzees. It’s tragedy, done as comedy, seeming like farce, but in actuality, it’s really a steaming pile of bullshit.

cranky March 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

[re=261750]Orangeen[/re]: “Mika is the abused wife”, is absolutely correct. This is why I can’t watch, I’ve seen more than enough of that. ick

WIDTAP March 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

[re=261738]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: too fast for me.

Nerdalicious March 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Joe The A.M Whiner & Meeeeka the valium sipping table lamp should just face it. YOU LOST THE ELECTION GET OVER IT ALREADY. To have the screaming spewing Kramer on to justify anything is a big fat joke in itself. Why don’t you have a REAL economist on, not the circus acts on Cee Nothing Before it Crashes. Ha their precious dow is climbing now that Prez’s brilliance is starting to kick in. BTW Jon Stewart is not just a comedian, Limbie is just a comedian. Stewart is a national treasure who has written some very insightful, brilliant books, & is the barometer with laser like wit, that keeps this country from slitting it’s collective wrist through Shrub’s insane posse of criminals for 8 yrs, Madoff with everybody’s money & the rest of the theives that has U.S slipping into the abyss, before Prez came along with his golden feather pen.

El Pinche March 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Stewart has got the entire CNBC family on all the shows. Yeah, “Stewart is just a comedian, what the hell does he know blah blah.” Quick Jim, Erin, get your best suits on, but don’t look like corporate cocksuckers! You gotta get on Maher, Today, Fox, go GO GO !

Then again, Stewart is not breaking any new ground here. Everytime i accidently put it on CNBC, i catch some inane horseshit from some bald guy in a suit, Erin Burnett, or that other cougar anchor.

Orangeen March 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

[re=261808]pdiddycornchips[/re]:

It evened out, they spent the next five months after that calling Obama a racist and with Joe calling Hillary his “girlfriend” and his “muse”, etc.

americanscandoanything March 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Cramer needs to quit while he still has his clothes

WIDTAP March 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

[re=261743]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: That is the core point about Stewart and his F U to CNBC – he reflects the anger of the general American in that we are all pissed that the so called “experts” didn’t seem to have a clue.

He has called “no clothes” on the financial pundits. Now they can deal with why they were so off, or try to pull a Tucker Carlson and complain about Jon Stewart. Good luck with that, BTW.

FMA March 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Scarborough is starting a battle of wits here. And he’s unarmed. Personally, I can’t wait for Stewart to take on Scarborough. Now, that will be fun.

President Beeblebrox March 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Har har. I stopped taking CNBC seriously after Cramer recommended Sirius Satellite Radio as a “strong buy” when it was trading at about 2 bucks a share, whereupon it crashed to the point where it’s now worth about two handfuls of crater dust.

Schadenfried March 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[re=261727]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: OMG CNN CLINTON NEWS NETWORK HUSSEIN NEGRO MUSLIN!!!111. Also.

On a serious not. We’re I2I regrading knee-jerk reactions, which I why I try to surpress that and think things through, if for no other reason than to rebel against that tards.

era March 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I adore these people who forget that The Daily Show is largely satire, and expect him to come forth with His Views, on account of he’s obviously an ideologue, who does… comedy? Because irony and ideology are practically the same thing.

S.Luggo March 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

After this spat, I look forward to Stewart and Cramer doing another “Road” movie.

WikipediaBrown March 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

It makes me cry that the closest thing we have to Edward Murrow these days is on the fucking COMEDY channel.

Schadenfried March 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

[re=261771]Jim Newell[/re]: Aren’t newspapers a dying species now? That’s what Gawker keeps saying anyway. So this Cohen character may be out a job soon.

Fox n Fiends March 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Scarborough is desperate for ratings. and cock. his ted haggard routine is as transparent as ted haggard’s.

Da Derga March 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

CNBC, like almost every other media outlet, failed at its job to even raise questions about the direction our economy was headed. True, we all bear some responsibility especially for thinking that we could get sound and free financial advice from a guy with a sound machine (seriously, imagine talking to a financial adviser who made bull noises when he recommended a particular mutual fund), but it is highly disingenuous to trumpet yourself as an authority on these matters and never make room on Squawk Box for the serious academics and professionals who have been screaming about this for years, and then say “well, we were all wrong” when the Economist was talking about this since at least the spring of 2005.

Calling out a supine and credulous media for failing to even try to filter out the bullshit is Stewart’s bread and butter. The only surprise is that he took so long to take CNBC out for a ride.

frumious_bandersnatch March 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I wish Joe would just sodomize Willie on-air and get it over with.

DoctorCulturae March 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm

[re=261836]WIDTAP[/re]: win. The moneychangers haz been called out by the Joo on the Comedy Channel.

Time for their diaper changing.

shellyboo98 March 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

That’s right, Joe. Jon Stewart is an idealogue who never tells us what he believes in. (*sigh) My head hurts. I think Joe needs a dictionary and I need an aspirin.

Gopherit March 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

[re=261740]WadISay[/re]: No,reauchambeau plz. Thx.

blackdontcrack March 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

i cant believe i watched the clip but i will do anything for the scarb.

ManchuCandidate March 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Say, isn’t this the same Joe Scarborough who spent the last couple of years sucking up to Jon to get on his show?

Why, yes, yes it is.

Toomush Infermashun March 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I vote for Jon to have Jo-Jo on and hand him his big breadloaf head in little slices….as far as Kramer, and the entire schizophrenic gang over at CNBC, all of whom predicted screaming Hindenbergs if Obama was elected, they deserve every little ray of acid sunshine Stewart can spray them with…

A Fine National Imbalance March 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Hey, Joe gets the coffee ring in his name on the opening “Morning Joe” title. At first I thought it was a metaphor for his cock ring fetish, but then I realized he’s just sloppy like that.

lumpenprole March 10, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Welcome to the information age. There’s some pretty good satire, freakshows and whole buttload of preening jackasses who really get irrate when anyone points out they’ve been wrong or easily mislead about the little things (our wars of agression, the Ponzi economy, systemic corruption, climate change, decline and fall, etc…)

Jukesgrrl March 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

[re=261678]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I always wondered that, too. I guess he got the Half-Condit — he lost his House seat, but got a show on MSNBC. It’s like a silver medal. The bronze medal is what DeLay got: he lost his House seat, but he still gets blow jobs from Chris Matthews.

[re=261798]madtowngooner[/re]: “Jim and Joe should fuck each other; they sure have fucked the rest of us.” They’re too busy right now. They’re in their backyards burying what’s left of their munnies.

re=261893]frumious_bandersnatch[/re]: Yeah, he makes it pretty clear he isn’t into Mika.

musial78 March 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I’m probably unique in that I actually like both Stewart and Scarborough. But Joe is wrong on this. Stewart is not going to bash the president, because he agrees with him on most things. The Daily Show doesn’t make any bones about the fact that it’s liberal leaning – so of course they would bash Bush, and not Obama.

DangerousLiberal March 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Cramer=Tier 1 asshole. Not even common equity. He’s the preferred stock/senior debt of assholes. By a zillion basis points. He’s asshole/earnings ratio is like a million.

Can I haz some meaningless Wall Street jargon please? kthxbye

AWOcoholic March 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

LOL – I didn’t know Scarbouroughough was fucking Jim Cramer. Jeeze, way to get territorial there, bulldog.

hobospacejungle March 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm

[re=261752]jagorev[/re]: all of us have shit on our shoes

My shoes are clean. I’m pretty sure my defaulting on my student loans and not paying back Amex or MBNA didn’t cause the financial meltdown.

Hebrewzzi March 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I did like Cramer – even despite the totally misguided predictions last year – until he played the “Liberal media” card. Ugh…that shit is so played out and annoying. He’s now joined the Irrelevant Club along with O’Reilly and Hannity.

problemwithcaring March 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Joe: “Its really easy to be a comedian, when you have 100 people working for you…I would like to see Jon Stewart come out,and tell us what he believes in, tell us where America needs to go in the future…and let us take a microphone around and a camera around 24 hours a day, for a couple of months. Then we can edit out all the mistakes he makes.”

Three things.

One: Oh no he did-int!
Two: It’s clearly been too long since Stewart has ruined one of these cable gasbags’ careers. Scarborough, should remember what happen to the last token republican on a cable news show that took on the little “comedian.”
Three: Misha’s stuck-on-stupid look during Joe’s rant is priceless. I don’t know if she is more scared of offending Joe or of what Stewart and “his 100 employees” will do to when they see this.

jagorev March 10, 2009 at 5:48 pm

[re=262005]hobospacejungle[/re]: You definitely HAVE some shit on your shoes. Amex, MBNA, and Sallie Mae are all in severE pain now, and their pain has been transmitted to the credit markets as a whole via securitization, and now no new loans are available to eligible borrowers, and IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT

jagorev March 10, 2009 at 5:52 pm

[re=262071]jagorev[/re]: YAY for RANDOM capitalization

problemwithcaring March 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Mika…whatever…no one cares about these people.

Tra March 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm
rocktonsammy March 10, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Jew boy Stewart keeps his money under his mattress anyway, also.

I trust him.

Custerwolf March 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm

[re=261727]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: “People will react to the general tone of the media on any and all things.”
Sad, but true – and good to keep in mind.

glamourdammerung March 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

[re=261686]norbizness[/re]: That is change I can believe in.

And there is at least one murdered intern that might enjoy being avenged.

glamourdammerung March 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm

[re=261808]pdiddycornchips[/re]: Someone can occasionally (rarely) be correct and still be a no talent asshole.

AnnieGetYourFun March 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Hey, Joe: it’s actually a BAD sign when you make Jim Fucking Cramer seem reasonable and logical by comparison.

saggyboobedhag March 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Jon Stewart is to comedian as Jim Cramer is to paid liar hack.

The way Jim complains about Jon doing Jon’s job well avoids Jon’s point while more or less proving it.

foog March 11, 2009 at 3:04 am

Fuck me, that was epihanating! I just watched that clip and suddenly realised what Louis C.K. would look and sound like if he was an unfunny douchenozzle.

hobospacejungle March 11, 2009 at 5:02 am

[re=262071]jagorev[/re]: IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT

Dear World,

I’m sorry.

Love,

HSJ

JSDC007 March 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

The last time I checked, Stewart wasn’t “advising” little old Jewish people in Boca that their life savings in Bear Stearns were safe just 48 hours before Bear Stearns stock turned into phlegm. Pouty and pudgy cave pustule Jimmy Cramer was. For that he shall be kept in solitary confinement with only a looping soundtrack of Yentl to keep him company.

Gayer Than Thou March 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

[re=261797]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: “They might as well create a Fox show with Scarborough, Beck, Hannity, Coulter all together at the same table and Rush as moderator, so we can get our entire stupid in one daily mega-dose.”

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sezme March 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm

[re=261736]Tra[/re]: Actually, he was much funnier when he played Chandler on Friends.

LindsayBluth March 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Mika is either soiling her pants on camera, or she is fucking a staff writer on the Daily Show, judging by the look on her face.

nader paul kucinich gravel March 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

Charles Joseph “Joe” Scarborough; Intellectual prostitute for a paycheck.

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