Saturday, 14 March 2009

In Stewart We Trust

When I can, I catch the “Daily Show” on a wee Freeview side-channel of UK’s Channel 4. It’s after the news on a channel which has house-building programmes and the like, so it is about the only thing I watch on that. I’d caught the build-up to  Cramer’s appearance, and I have to say that it was the most interesting piece of reporting that I have seen in a good while.

Stewart’s timing and body language was great. At one stage it looked like Cramer was going to cry. There is nothing like this on UK television, as we too seem to have “commentators” (as Cramer described himself) rather than reporters or investigative journalists.

I awoke this morning to an article on Radio 4, talking about “The Daily Show”.

At the time of writing, there are still videos on the show’s website. If you didn’t see it, watch some of the background first, and then the slug-fest.