Friday, March 13, 2009

I find these clips painful to watch ...

[Updates below]
Jim Cramer Interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
In the United States of America the truth can only be told on a comedy show ...

And don't come away from viewing these clips thinking this is all about Cramer. He was just one cog in the corrupt wheel of TV analysts, TV host and reporters. Well except for a handful ...

ADDED: Glenn Greenwald writes
"The point that can't be emphasized enough is that this isn't a matter of past history. Unlike Cramer -- who at least admitted fault last night and said he was "chastized" -- most establishment journalists won't acknowledge that there was anything wrong with the behavior of the press corps during the Bush years. The most they'll acknowledge is that it was confined to a couple of bad apples -- The Judy Miller Defense. But the Cramer-like journalistic behavior during that period that was so widespread and did so much damage is behavior that our press corps, to this day, believes is proper and justified."
ADDED II: From digby -
"He just doesn't get the joke. None of them do.

"If you doubt that, here's Cramer's reaction on his own show to Stewart's smack down."

Today's QUOTES:

The real goal [of the actions of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and others in scuttling the Charles Freeman appointment], as always, was to ensure that there is no debate over America's indescribably self-destructive, blind support for Israeli actions. ...
--The agenda of Chuck Schumer by Glenn Greenwald,

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