White House Raves About Jon Stewart’s Beatdown of Jim Cramer

Mar 13, 2009 2:32pm

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he and President Obama spoke yesterday about the fact that CNBC’s Jim Cramer was set to appear on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart last night.

He wasn’t sure if the president caught Mr. Stewart’s bloodletting of the host of "Mad Money," but he himself gave the show a thumbs up.

"I enjoyed it thoroughly," Gibbs said at his daily briefing.

Throughout the show, Stewart went after Cramer for CNBC’s financial journalism, which the Comedy Central host suggested — angrily at times — was corrupt.

Gibbs today said Stewart "asked a lot of tough questions" and that he wasn’t "surprised that CNBC hasn’t put the video on its website."

– jpt

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