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Jon Stewart. Yay or Nay?

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1. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

In the past he went on "crossfire" and told them that their show was bad and that they were hurting america, which led to that show's cancellation.

And most recently he attacked Jim Cramer and CNBC as a whole about the way they report financial news and has even suggested that they may have been "cheerleaders" for the economic meltdown as opposed to reporting it from a neutral position.

What do you think of all of this? Is he the media's white knight? or is he just pointing out people's errors after the fact? Do you think CNN and CNBC will change the way they report the news?

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I saw that bit about his rant, and honestly I don't know what people are so up in arms about. He states what he believes, and the person across from him can argue as they like. I think he's trying to get people to think, instead of swallow whatever media drivel passes for news these days. So I'm a yay!

Plus: An economic meltdown is WAY more newsworthy than same old-same old. As I read on some ad blog awhile back, no one ever made money predicting things will stay the same. News stations need to boost the sensationalism to boost ratings. And they layer it on thick.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Mar-2009, at 05:59 by tway ]

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

first ask yourself, who are the companies that buy the ads on CNBC and CNN. Those are the same companies they are reporting on. Commercial TV is a joke, as it comes to the freedom to report on whatever they want. They will never bite the hand that feeds them.

What Jon Stewart tries to point out, is that CNBC claims to be aware about what is happening on Wall Street, and are able to advise people about what to do with their money in these times. This ofcourse is a claim they can not meet.