Friday, May 15, 2009

Jim Cramer must be a masochist

Perhaps you remember Jon Stewart opening up a can on CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer back in March. In case you don't, here's my post on the encounter.

"Encounter" is being kind to Cramer. It was a trainwreck. Evidently, Cramer mistakenly thought Stewart would be as "hard" on him as Cramer had been on the CEO's who he "always thought...were honest." How someone so smart could come across so incredibly stupid is a testament to the back-scratching, I-help-you-you-help-me-and-we-both-win lifestyle Mr. Cramer has lived in the last several years over at CNBC. It's exactly what Stewart had been complaining about leading up to the interview and if Cramer feels it was somehow unfair that Stewart called him out on it, he's not just being stupid, he's naive to the point of retardation.

Anyway...why bring bring this all back up? It's not fair to continue to pummel a fella once he's on the ground, curled up in a fetal position and begging for mercy (which, make no mistake, Cramer was. He ASKED Stewart what he wanted him to do! Please...not another, sir. I'll do whatever you want...)

Well...apparently, Jim Cramer has forgotten his ass-kicking. In answering reader's questions for TIME this week, Cramer had this to say about his visit to the Daily Show in March:

No one wants to suffer a beat-down. No one wants to be humiliated or
embarrassed. I was shocked at [host Jon Stewart's] behavior. I wish he knew
about my background, and I wish he knew about a lot of things that I had done,
because I think he would've thanked me instead of attacked me...I think the
attack on CNBC and the attacks on me were gravely misplaced. It was rather
remarkable in that it was so clear that his goal was to just destroy me. One day
he'll answer for it.

Uh...let me get this straight. You're upset because Stewart didn't defend you? Hey, dipshit...that was your job. Perhaps the reason you didn't offer up all this great stuff about your background or the things you had done, is because you know it was irrelevant to the fact that Stewart is absolutely right with his criticisms of you and your network. Maybe, just realized that if you offered up such weak-ass counterpoints, they'd get slapped back in your face. Or maybe you were just too shellshocked that he flat-out caught your ass when you tried to make the case that you had tried to expose the "shennanigans" and he dropped that video of you pimping the very actions you says you "exposed."

Jim Cramer, you got your ass kicked. You deserved it. It's happened to the best of us. Let it go and try not pick a fight with a jujitsu master in the future.

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