"Cramer continues complaining about Stewart: ‘It was a complete and utter ambush.’"
After CNBC’s Jim Cramer sat down for a brutal confrontation with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart in March, he originally replied to criticism by saying that he was glad his head “was still attached” after the interview and that he was “thrilled to have been in the tourney.” But Cramer soon took a more aggressive tone towards Stewart, calling his criticism “naive and misleading.” Apparently, Cramer hasn’t let go of his frustration over the interview. In an interview Ohio State’s The Lantern last week, Cramer said that Stewart “came on strictly to try to humiliate me“:
“It was a complete and utter ambush,” Cramer said in an interview with The Lantern. “He told my staff that it was going to be fun, convivial, no clips, but [it] doesn’t matter, he’s a comedian, he can do whatever he wants.” [...]
“Was it a fair fight? No, it wasn’t even a fight. I came on with the idea of taking a high road approach and discussing the issues, obviously [Stewart] came on strictly to try to humiliate me,” Cramer said. “It was brutal. Was he stand-up? Absolutely not. Did he comport himself as a gentleman? Hardly. It was a deposition; he wants to be a prosecutor.”
In the interview with The Lantern, Cramer also claimed that he believed Stewart’s goal was to get him fired: “His goal was just to humiliate and destroy me and probably get me fired, and last I looked, I still have a show.” (HT: Howard Kurtz)