Gibbs on Stewart's Cramer Interview: 'I Enjoyed It Thoroughly'
By Scott Wilson
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs waded Friday into the cable-television debate between satirist Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show" and CNBC's Jim Cramer, whom Stewart has been skewering on his show for making a series of stock market predictions that proved wrong during Wall Street's meltdown.
The confrontation has managed for days to be simultaneously serious and hilarious. The two came face to face Thursday when Cramer, a former hedge fund manager who hosts CNBC's "Mad Money," made an appearance on Stewart's show.
Gibbs was asked if the president saw the interview, which some journalists described as very tough on Cramer, who often appeared flustered and defensive.
"I enjoyed it thoroughly despite, even as Mr. Stewart said, that it may have been uncomfortable to conduct and uncomfortable to watch," Gibbs said during the daily White House briefing. "I thought somebody asked a lot of tough questions, and I am not surprised that the video of Mr. Cramer's appearance doesn't appear on CNBC's website today."
Posted at 6:49 PM ET on Mar 13, 2009
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