Jim Cramer: Why Couldn’t You Just Have Laughed??

Cramers media tour ended with a thud on The Daily Show.

Cramer's media tour ended with a thud on The Daily Show.

When someone makes a “yo mamma” joke, what is an acceptable response?  Laugh, and throw one right back.  You do not, however, e-mail your local news station, alert the authorities, go on every morning show in the country, and then tell your mother in order to save face.  While this whole scenario sounds out there, that’s basically what Jim Cramer did this past week.  Most know the story, but if not here’s a little background:

Jon Stewart made a little montage of CNBC Fails as a response to Rick Santelli’s rant the other day.  Some of the clips featured clips of Jim Cramer that were obviously plucked from various shows and grouped together to sound as bad as possible.  Instead of Cramer laughing at the little spectacle, he got upset and pitched a fit.  I think it was obvious the clips were cut to sound as bad as possible, and Stewart even willingly admitted that.  But Jim just couldn’t stand the humiliation.  He then went on a media tour that outdid even Rod Blagojevich’s media sprint earlier this year, make the whole situation much, much bigger of a deal.  Jon Stewart responded by running a special solely about Cramer, which resulted in Cramer’s attending the The Daily Show to have a little chat with Stewart.  Well that was also a FAIL because he was schooled and just looked like a fool.  So that’s where this little fued is now.

This whole event makes me embarrassed for Cramer; the clips on The Daily Show were funny and his media tour was over-dramatic and verging on pitiful.  I wish he would have handled everything better because I’m a Cramer fan, and I can’t stand Jon Stewart; I hate to see him actually win this whole little battle.  Unfortunately he won, fair and square.  What I don’t understand is why Jim made such a huge deal.  That’s what Jon Stewart gets paid to do:  read funny things off a teleprompter so everyone can have a good laugh.  Cramer needs to stick to the stock market, and make an effort to perfect that skill.  Now’s a great time for him to strike up some new support; he’s going to have numerous oppurtunities over the next few months to call the stocks and allow his followers to make quite a lot of money as we pull out of the recession.  And in the end, there’s no reason to get worked up about that kind of stuff because what is freaking out going to do?  Absolutely nothing.

What do you think of this fued?  How bad do you feel for Cramer after his day of humiliation on Thursday?  And finally, vote in today’s Poll of the Day about whose side of the fued you’re on!  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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5 responses to “Jim Cramer: Why Couldn’t You Just Have Laughed??

  1. Pingback: Poll of the Day: Whose Side of the Fued Are You On? « The Conservative Journal

  2. It is ironic that Jon Stewart and a comedy show instead of the regulators or news media had to bring all of this public. Also in Cramers defense he is far less guilty than most of the other financial media for their efforts together with Wall Street, the politicians & incompetent regulators for what has happened.

    While I enjoy watching Cramer every night, one must remember the show is primarily entertainment. The financial networks exist to promote their advertisers financial and investment products. Who would expect them to warn about the credit bubble or coming Washington national debt collapse which will destroy much of the remaining private wealth in America today or what this will do to the dollar, the stock market, bonds, gold or the real estate market?

    China is now worried about their dangerous over investment in US Treasury obligations. Washington ’s long-term choice is either repudiation or monetization. For monetization to be effective, the depreciation in the dollar would have to be substantial and this in turn would dramatically raise prices of imports for American consumers which would mean a tremendous drop in foreign imports. Debt monetization would cause more disruption to exporting nations than selective repudiation of Treasury debt.

    The Campaign to Cancel the Washington National Debt By 12/22/2013 Constitutional Amendment is starting now in the U.S. See: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67594690498&ref=ts

    Thanks,

    Ron with 30 plus years in the investment business and banking industry.

  3. I’m glad to see that there are some sensible people left; anyone that watches Cramer’s antics (though they are entertaining) for real financial advice is a nut. That would be like taking investment advice from this blog!

    Great comment by the way, I’m going to post it on the main page.

    And I love the Facebook page idea. I don’t have my own personal page, but I will add a link on the site for my readers that do have one. I am a strong supporter of debt elimination.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Rick

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  5. A P

    I remember watching this… it was a super fail on Cramer’s part. It’s tough to be on someone else’s show, but comedian does not equal idiot or uniformed. Stewart as roasted people on his show and been invited to other political shows where they think they have a ‘funny man’ only to be torn into because his attitude was “hey, my show is for fart jokes, your show is supposed to be serious, so why won’t you answer my questions?” (not an actual quote obviously, just an illustration.

    I’m sure he (Cramer) learned from this hole thing.

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