Friday, March 13, 2009

Team Jon Stewart

This week, the tip of the hat goes to the importance of critical thinking and Jon Stewart for teaching the rest of cable news a thing or two about it.


Sorry, Jim Cramer.
I'm with Jon Stewart on this one.
Well, actually I'm with Jon Stewart a lot of the time.
CNC's Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, doesn't quite cut it for me. He makes a lot of noise, wears odd shirts that look like they're cutting the circulation to his arms, and, most importantly, engages in bizarre theatrics when giving us business news.

Cramer's show is a good example of how bad form can mess up what could be good content.
Stewart's Daily Show, on the other hand, is an example of how good form can adequately inform good content and, in the process, prove to be informative and funny.

Yup, I'm on Jon Stewart's side. He believes in critical thinking. Maria Bartiromo, get a clue from him, yes?
Here is why the Stewart vs Cramer 'word war' started.



And this is how all the other cable shows went to town with it.






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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant...as usual..

Tina said...

Team Stewart.

JJ said...

It's not the first time that a comic has a couple of things to teach the rest of us.

JJ said...

It's not the first time that a comic has a couple of things to teach the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

In Stewart we trust?!

Becca said...

Being critical is not a luxury. It's a necessity.
Brill!

Becca said...

Being critical is not a luxury. It's a necessity.
Brill!