Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jon Stewart Reams CNBC (and Big Business, Too!)

I was going to post something about something today, I'm sure, but this Daily Show clip made me forget all about that. Pissed off because a CNBC personality canceled an appearance on the show, Stewart launched a critique of CNBC that shows how the business network screwed up its coverage of the worst economic crisis to hit the United States in decades. I don't think CNBC is solely guilty in this respect—so much of mainstream business reporting (especially on television) seems to be insanely bullish—and I wonder why we haven't seen even more of this kind of reality check, but I'll take it, share it, and hope that there's more to come.

Thanks to Gothamist for the lead.

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