I pity the viewers who never figured out that CNBC is owned by GE, which makes nuclear arms etc. So, they promote war, whatever will earn GE a buck, etc.
Now Jon Stewart's attention to Cramer is interesting. Yes, Cramer is a wacky entertainer from whom people took financial advice. He is a visible and easy target. And he probably deserves the abuse he is taking.
But you won't hear Stewart criticizing the bigger criminals -- Greenspan & his successor, Geithner, the current and former heads of Goldman Sachs et al. Nor will Stewart criticize Israel on his infomercial. Yes, Jon Stewart is yet another talking head effective at swaying the viewer to his (and his handlers) way of viewing the world.