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Jon Stewart targets CNBC's Burnett

December 3, 2009

“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who earlier this year excoriated CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer for duplicitous advice to viewers, how has his sites set on CNBC anchor Erin Burnett.

Peter Lauria of the New York Post writes, “After skewering fellow CNBC anchors Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli, ‘The Daily Show‘ host called out Burnett for her ‘ebullient’ reporting on Dubai — which is now emeshed in a fiscal crisis of its own.

“Stewart highlights a clip of Burnett attempting to justify her lack of foresight into Dubai’s troubles by saying that the country’s ‘newness’ and ‘naivete’ caused it to overreach.

“But, as Stewart illustrates with a clip from another Burnett report, it was the Street Sweetie who was full of hyperbole and rah-rah capitalist spirit, saying Dubai ‘was in the midst of one of the greatest economic booms in the history of the world.'”

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