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NBC boss: Jon Stewart's criticism absurd, unfair

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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NBC boss: Jon Stewart's criticism absurd, unfair


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NEW YORK (Reuters) – NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker fired back at comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday, saying it was "unfair" and "absurd" for the funnyman to criticize CNBC and question its coverage of financial news...

"Just because someone who mocks authority says something doesn't make it so," Zucker said, describing the comedian's comments as "completely out of line."
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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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I love it when someone tells the truth and TPTB start the clampdown.

Watch your back John you don't wanna do too much truth tellin!
Better book John McCain for your show and Bill Kristol!

I will post the videos below if I can find them if not I will link to Comedy Central.

It is so obvious Cramer is caught lying!

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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After that interview, I bet that whole network is shaking in their thousand-dollar loafers.

It's only a matter of time before people wake up to this kind of crap.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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A partisan hack (not wearing a bow-tie this time) calling Jon Stewart a partisan hack...



Jon Stewart is the man. And, get ready for this, so is Jim Cramer. Why? because Cramer faced Stewart head on, took the beating, humbled himself. I think Cramer's actions have spoke more for him than against him.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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To the mods I am placing this article in Breaking Alternative News because Stewart is claiming CNBC is colluding with Wall St. Thanks.

Here are some partial videos from YouTube.




Here is the full interview at Comedy Central



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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I like Jon Stewart, but to spend 7 Minutes of a supposedly "news channel" debating the whole thing, doesn't make me feel any better about the level of American Journalism. Just shows how far we have come.... an entertainment/news show bashing a news/entertainment show is REAL news.

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Zucker also noted that the financial crisis has bolstered CNBC's audience ratings, and said he expected viewers to stick with the cable network even if the economy remains mired in recession. "When there is a lot of red on the screen, historically people don't want to watch that," he said. "That is absolutely not the case this time. I don't think this is like those other times."


What an idiot. People are tuning in because they are watching a horror show--their 401k's disappearing. It's a car wreck that you cannot turn away from. People are now obsessed with watching what the markets do because they could plummet at any time now, and now, there is a financial crisis. It's not because your station is so wonderful, it's because it just happens to be far and a away the biggest news story. We are in a depression, that's why it's different you maroon.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:42 PM
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"Just because someone who mocks authority says something doesn't make it so,"


Very true, mockign authority doesn't make it true.
However how about when Jon gave 95% of his comments not by talking or giving his opinion but rather by just showing CNBC News clips?????

lol, Jon had barely said anything in actuality, he just showed clips.

typical BS, just attack the person or the change the image of the person's behaviorism but don't debate on the actual message.

what a joke!

CNBC loses!!!



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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You're right CapsFan. CNBC's claim is like the Wether Channel saying they're increasingly popular during a week when a hurricane hits. Sure viewership is going to go up. I'm sorry, but Tucker Carlson's comments are absurd and he clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. Thgis whole Stewart-CNBC thing was a clear, linear development. Santelli's asinine statement was the trigger.

As for being a partisan hack, how does Tucker explain Stewart's show last night?



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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reply to post by pluckynoonez
 


Tucker is still recovering from the beat down that Stewart laid on Crossfire that they mentioned. As much as Cramer's interview was bad, Stewart's appearance on Crossfire is his high water mark for criticizing the mainstream media and journalism.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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John Stewert really is a smart guy.

His intelligence shows through in his comedy each day. John stewert said what needed to be said and now NBC is trying to get some crown control going before people start throwing rocks at NBC studios windows.

NBC along with all these "Financial experts" should be afraid. They screwed up and now....It is time to face the mistakes they have made.

John Stewert was right... "This isnt a bleep game" yet these supposed financial people continue to play.

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Authority? Can you believe the cockiness of these media heads? What self-proclaimed authority do these dough-heads think they have?

Sure, as members of the media they are treated as authority figures these days...but what real authority does Zucker and others have, other than to twist the news and provide me with new episodes of 30 Rock? What nerve these people have!

Jon Stewart wasn't questioning "authority"...he was doing the media's job (again) and sticking up for the regular people. Good on him!

Oh, and Tucker Carlson = huge joke. Who cares about him or whatever network he's on these days?



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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NBC is licking it's wounds. It's trying to save face. It will not be successful. From Chris Matthews to Olberman to Cramer to ______ (fill in the blank) ... NBC has no credibility anymore and those that run the place are crying their eyes out.

whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaa



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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LOL @ the corpo-shills and CEO's boo-hooing at being exposed for the shisters and puppets of propaganda they are.

Damage control 101, only it's WAY too late now. We need more people like Stewart, who ironically enough is one of the only REAL news reporters. That is, news that is actually truthfull and revealing of IMPORTANT events.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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It's really nice to see that we still have some intelligent people who work in Hollywood isn't it?

Good ol' John Stuart, a trooper really. And yes NBC is an idiot for calling him out on the truth. And they claim he speaks out against authority, that's pretty funny considering the Media is suppose to report on matters than affect and are wanted by the general public and not for "authority".

I saw the segment and I think it was brilliant, so was that guy who took the beating and managed to get himself out of it with a smile. He didn't even say that much anyway, flashed some clips and there it was.

Long live John Stuart.

~Keeper



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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When will people learn? Jon Stewart is a comedic genius for sure but he's also irate over the way the media uses its platform to manipulate and profiteer. The combination of his ire and his (and his staff) comedic genius ends up making anyone who tries to dance with him look foolish.

Zucker is setting himself up to be ridiculed on Stewart's show.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Media outlets, especially those who call themselves "news" need to be held accountable for what they say.
I'm sick of the modern version of "news", if you can call it that. Spewing lies, self benefiting claims, and all around complete and utter garbage. They're using the reputation of the last centuries news, and expecting people to blindly believe the lies they spew today by calling it news.


It's ironic, and adds well to the comedy act of John Stewart that the only truth being spoken on the television is coming from a comedian.

I'd trust John Stewart's wise cracks and political satire to be accurate before trusting the half-baked attempts at rabble rousing on the self proclaimed news networks.


If anyone deserves to be crushed by this recession, it's the news outlets. It's time they re-learned the hard way what "respectable" "unbiased" and "accurate" means.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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That's it!
There should be a law written and passed immediately.
Satirists should NOT be allowed to mock anyone or anything.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
NBC is licking it's wounds. It's trying to save face. It will not be successful. From Chris Matthews to Olberman to Cramer to ______ (fill in the blank) ... NBC has no credibility anymore and those that run the place are crying their eyes out.

whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaa



You called my Dear?

You could be right. Or....


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I like Rachel.....www.maddowfans.com...

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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My take is it started with Ronald Reagan and proceeded through the next 3 administrations (including Clinton) to destroy the middle class. First Union busting and the removal of pensions as the primary means for the average worker to support himself during retirement. Reagan changed the true American middle class dream of having a decent good paying job, purchasing a modest home and raising a family sending them to college and having a secure retirement to YOU CAN BE A MILLIONAIRE!

Then by agreeing to unfair trade deals somehow managing to justify chasing the lowest labor costs around the globe and shipping our good high paying middle class jobs overseas in the "new" economy. All the while discreetly borrowing from "baby boomer" Social Security surplus to cover the unrealistic tax cuts while running up never before seen historic debt. Blindly supported by the MSM.

Then the arrival of the corporate 401K and making the individual responsible for their own retirement flooding Wall St with so much cash that a need for the Greenspan brainchild of the bubble bust economy was created. There was no where for this excess money to go, if you expected 30% returns except to create artificial markets. One year your house is worth 150K next year it's worth 400K.

They fought for years to "privatize" Social Security which would feed even more money into Wall St. Fortunately the American were not that stupid.

Then when Bush Jr took office we went into hyper drive with the complete deregulation of the banking and securities industries while the government agencies responsible for oversight became "paper tigers". The casino was open for business in full view and the average Joe did not understand what was going on but felt it must be OK if his house tripled in value and his 401K doubled. He was living the American Dream!

But in the backroom that Cramer described in that internet interview John Stewart played there were huge bets being made with your money. To make it short and sweet the derivatives and Credit Default Swaps were bad bets and closed the casino.

Now they want the American taxpayer to bail them out! Not create good high paying jobs for the real American Dream but bail out the very very very smart people who created this entire mess. Disgusting and kudos to John Stewart for calling them out!!!



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