“CNBC could be an incredibly powerful tool of illumination for people that believe that there are two markets. One, that has been sold to us as long term. Put your money in 401(k)s, put your money in pensions, and just leave it there. Don’t worry about it, it’s all doing fine. Then there is this other market – this real market that’s occurring in the back room, where giant piles of money are going in and out, and people are trading them, and it’s transactional and it’s fast. But it’s dangerous, it’s ethically dubious, and it hurts that long-term market. So what it feels like to us – and I’m speaking purely as a layman – it feels like we are capitalising your adventure by our pension and our hard earned [money] – and that it is a game that you know is going on, but that you go on television as a financial network and pretend isn’t happening.”

—Jon Stewart in a scathing takedown of CNBC and Jim Cramer, as heard on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart



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