Hat tip: Daniel Kurtzman’s Political Humor BlogThursday March 5, 2009
Jon Stewart vs. CNBC No one is better at holding the media accountable for peddling BS than Jon Stewart, and last night, he subjected CNBC to one of the greatest beat-downs of all time.
Stewart’s guest was supposed to be CNBC’s Rick Santelli, who recently made headlines for delivering an angry on-air tirade against homeowner bailouts. But after he canceled his Daily Show appearance, Stewart used the opportunity to blast CNBC for its unapologetic Wall Street cheerleading, softball interviews with CEOs, and general worthlessness.
In other words, “Santelli bailed out.”
The money quote: “If I had only followed CNBC’s advice, I’d have a million dollars today — provided I started out with $100 million dollars.”
Watch Jon Stewart’s epic rant against CNBC:
See related story: Rick Santelli’s “Mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore!”