Bob Cropf

Homo Economicus (AKA Greed) Examined–The Daily Show Style

In 1 on March 14, 2009 at 6:16 AM

A little entertainment in case you haven’t seen this “Mad Man Cramer v. John Stewart” piece (about 12 minutes) . This would be pretty funny if it weren’t so darn serious since mine and many others 401K is now a 201K. Hank Paulson (Former Treas Sec) takes a serious hit in this piece–as well he should (Schulte, 2009)

Below is the link

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=220533

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  1. I though Stewart was great, but I was very disappointed by the fact that is takes a comedian to do the actual reporting… asking the questions and not taking things on face value. How many times has this happened in the last eight years – far too many. Historically, it is the jester who can speak truth to power, but I thought that with the 4th estate we were supposed to be in a place where we could do it seriously, methodically, and for the purpose of holding people accountable.

    Jim Cramer is a whiner – yuck.

    Oh, and news isn’t supposed to be “fair” if that is finding equal fault where it is not equally shared or balancing massive screw ups with reporting of how you did your job otherwise. It is like reporting how the fire department accidentally set a fire that burned down a city block BUT they did rescue 14 kitties from trees last month.

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