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CNBC Guest Tells Truth, Calls Cramer Shallow, Is Yanked Off Air

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Any time Erin Burnett tells a guest "You will not be back, you have to be more polite than that" you know the "guest" is telling the truth, the one commodity rarely if ever discussed on General Electric's circus station. Enter (or rather, exit) R&R Consulting's Sylvain Raynes, a structured finance expert, who at 3:10 into the clip takes on what he calls the "public relations officers" for Goldman, and asks "is it all right if I am a little critical?" Apparently the answer is no. First, Sylvain completely destroys Cramer's false "breaking news" about Goldman being long Abacus, using the same logic we discussed earlier: "It's quite possible that Goldman had an equity position, they probably wrote it off on the closing date. So they stood to lose a few million and make a few hundred million... Goldman was clearly in the know, they knew what they were doing. In fact, if they are defending themselves against a fraud charge they will have to make a case that they didn't know. I think too highly of Goldman Sachs to think that they didn't know what they were doing... These deals were made to be shorted." And the kicker "We don't have time to go into details, I want to remain shallow in deference to Mr. Cramer." At which point all hell breaks loose and the Goldman alumni just blow their collective lids. Best CNBC comedy since the Pisani-Liesman/Jeff Macke chronicles.


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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 15:57 | 304583 nope-1004
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HA!  What a laugh.  Thought maybe Pisani or Liesman might chime in and argue the gender of the head of the IMF.


Way to go "leader in business news" channel.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:45 | 304787 WaterWings
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Calm, collected, erudite SMACKDOWN.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 19:11 | 304909 Strider52
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Cramer vs. Creamer.

  I feel sorry for Cramer. He already has "Mad" in his TV show's name. He's an older, bald guy trying to make a living, but he pretty much plays a clown with all those bells and whistles and "Booyah's". And he got creamed a while back by one of those "Daily" shows, making fun of how often he's wrong.

  It's too easy to make fun of Cramer.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 01:14 | 305300 Pamela Anderson
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Erin Burnett... this is precisely why I don't like you. You are stupid enough to defend the undefendable, just because as you pointed out a couple of months ago in an interview "Money is what makes the world go around..." You are just the pretentious daughter of a wannabe farmer, whom played a sport that only rich and spoiled girls played.

Keep defending Cramer...keep licking Mr. Trump's balls... and keep pretending that you do a great contribution to our society by doing your "job" at CNBC. I salute you Erin Burnett:



Sat, 04/17/2010 - 13:10 | 305763 Dirtt
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 15:58 | 304584 Cheeky Bastard
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Cramer, I know you are reading this so i have a message for you;

Fuck you motherfucker, when your ass lands in jail i hope Bubba takes a grand tour trough your body cavities, spelunking style.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:01 | 304591 Howard_Beale
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Well put CB. LMAO.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:19 | 304618 Cheeky Bastard
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NBC, or whomever owns that two bit piece of shit CNBC [Pump&Dump TV] should fire ALL the people who regularly appear on the screen, if not for the sake of credibility, than as a prevention to be named as one of the defendants in a class action law suit that will surely follow if the investigation into GS gets the ball rolling. I would not be surprised if some mid-cap hedge funds and pension funds decide to take all the people responsible in front of a judge in both civil and criminal charges. I say fuck em, fuck em all. Let them lose everything they "earned" while working in favor of a banking cartel. Money honeys can sell poontang for a living and the guys can fuck each other and earn commissions on "volume".

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:43 | 304655 john_connor
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Sat, 04/17/2010 - 01:44 | 305328 Rick64
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I feel like you write, but your version is much funnier.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:23 | 304633 BlackBeard
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Just one small suggestion.  Instead of "spelunking" style, how about NY subway style?

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:27 | 304635 rebeltraders
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CNBC is just disgusting. Want to tell the truth? Then CNBC does not want you.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:39 | 304865 Hephasteus
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The first casualty of war is the truth. We've been in economic war since the first civilization began.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:25 | 304851 FEDbuster
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Maybe Cramer and "Fabulous Fab" can bunk in a triple with the biggest, baddest Bubba they can find?  I would pay to make sure Bubba had a steady supply of Viagra worked into his diet.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 22:49 | 305180 Cookie
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I pray for this outcome daily!!

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 01:24 | 305316 Rick64
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 15:59 | 304588 Howard_Beale
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Watched it live--couldn't believe how Cramer was brought in with his "sources" and the market ramped. It was like being Gasparinoed during Bear and Lehman. Phucknut Cramer made a real fool of himself. Erin Burnett, the other Goldman alum, just lost what little credibility she had (and that wasn't much).

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:23 | 304629 TraderMark
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Don't forget pre Bear we were Gasparino'd almost every 3rd day (after 3:45 PM of course) on Ambak or MBIA rescues


They recycyled that story at least 5-6 times and pumped the market 1-2%+ almost every time!

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:02 | 304595 TwoJacks
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how does anyone still watch that channel, even to record nonsense like this?  wow

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:43 | 304675 Let them all fail
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Not sure, I actually go out of my way never to watch anything on this channel...The reporters (if we want to call them that) on CNBC are embarrassingly laughable, aren't they aware of this?  I don't know how I could live with myself if I was them, they must have to take some damn hot showers with lots of soap at the end of the day to scrub away the filth they spew all day.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:16 | 304831 sgt_doom
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You make an excellent point, TwoJacks.

I mean, this is the same Daffy the Duck clown (Jimmy Cramer) who proclaimed awhile back that "..the subprime meltdown is nothing to be worried about...." --- and several days later starts bawling on TV begging for a government bailout of Wall Street.

Even when it comes to mewling and begging, Cramer a complete wuss.....

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 00:15 | 305263 dabug
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Actually I thought that was brilliant entertainment, was thinking I may have to start watching regularly, still grinning :-)

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 11:23 | 305639 fsudirectory
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Don't give them the ratings, just wait for clips to show up on here, you know, until CNBC files copyright claim against the youtube video.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:13 | 304599 ZeroPower
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Faber asks "why did you need to create a synthetic market for mortgages" (CDO market) when an exisiting $12T one already exists.

To him i reply, what do you think structured finance is? And you do realize a CDS is nothing more than a synthentic position in a co's bond matched with a UST of the same maturity? So why create these CDSs?

Finance just gets more exotic by the day. Dont ask 'why did we get here?' but ask 'whats next?'.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:15 | 304609 Howard_Beale
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Faber is one of the last real reporters on CNBS. He actually knows a thing or two. Now let's get ready to see what Ratigan does for Joe Q Public. This could be fun.

2 minutes later: Ratigan having a field day with this!

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:25 | 304678 velobabe
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dylan had one today.

except he never really let nomi speak much.

she was quite gracious about it, i thought.

thought the CT AG was sincere. should i?


             some of you guyz have twisty visuals in your brain, just saying.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 11:32 | 305653 fsudirectory
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Since when does Ratigan ever let someone talk?


You should be well aware of that prior to appearing on his show, that he will take the first 3 words out of your mouth and run with it.

However, he usually puts on a good show now that he has left the Wall ST Fluffer station

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:20 | 304612 Citizen of an I...
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Faber sounds like a complete idiot . . . like some Friday fill-in drafted from the remote production crew of Top Chef Masters trying to bullshit his way through 90 seconds of screentime.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:13 | 304602 ZeroPower
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(double post :x)

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:12 | 304604 TraderMark
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Today was like the best day ever in markets. Goldman kicked in nuts and Cramer undressed.

If only the other 364 days could be so blessed :)

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:33 | 304657 Tart
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 19:43 | 304955 -1Delta
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Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:05 | 305506 Missing_Link
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+  ...   oh, Jeez, I can't count that high.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:44 | 305579 FEDbuster
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Thanks for the good laugh.  That was a good one! 

I am still waiting for the Don Harrold commentary on the Cramer smackdown on Youtube. Don has been bitch slapping Jimmy for a couple of years.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 12:06 | 305690 Mark McGoldrick
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Don Harrold is an obsessive compulsive idiot, who appeals to an audience with the same intelligence level as Cramer's audience. Sorry to be so blunt, but that guy is a creepy stalker who has been riding Cramer's coattails to the point of psychotic obsession.

I'm not defending Cramer.  I think Cramer has, over the years, caused far more harm than good.  But Don Harold?  Give me a break.  The ZH audience is not the Don Harrold audience.    

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 17:06 | 305965 FEDbuster
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No one says you have to be a fan on Don Harrold.  I am just looking forward to his reaction to the CNBS segment. 

The only Youtube commentator I really enjoyed and miss is Kevin Rowland aka "walstreetpro2".   Here's one for all those who sent in a check on Thursday:

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:15 | 304606 Cognitive Dissonance
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The hang dog "serious" face on Cramer when he "broke" the news that his "sources" had told him GS had a position in the fund, so they couldn't possibly have done anything wrong and making the law suit moot, was priceless. Even Erin was a bit surprised Cramer would be so publicly certain about the vampire squid's innocence.

Well, if Cramer says GS is innocent and did nothing wrong, that's good enough for me. In fact, I'm getting out my very best linen stationary and gold fountain pen tonight and I'll write Blankfein a personal apology for ever doubting him. 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:56 | 304799 Gold...Bitches
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Actually, what made me laugh was Cramer going "Take it back, take back what you said".  What a fucking joke.  Are you five years old Cramer?  Jesus.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:12 | 304825 Forbes
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>Are you five years old Cramer?


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:47 | 304876 Mark McGoldrick
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I agree.  Cramer's breaking news before this particular segment seemed so....contrived.  And it was also apparent that Cramer seemed particularly unnerved by these fraud allegations.  He acted less like a reporter, and more like someone trying to frantically manage some damage control. 

I know this sounds cryptic, but it was one of those moments when someone's face and tone say more than their words.

In reality, all he did was "report" some sort of half-truth that added up to nothing.  

And it was immediately obvious that the breaking news wasn't news, but rather a lame attempt to scare the shorts and reverse the selloff.




Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:13 | 304608 Confused
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Wow. He just got the old vaudville hook huh? haha. Good for him.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:13 | 304610 Mont Bleu
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Of course he's part of the Baruch MFE team: these guys know their stuff

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:14 | 304611 conspiracies ar...
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GS is taking one for the team. It is civil. They shorted everything and were buying massive amounts of vol yesterday. God knows how much APR they bot for free and for the kicker they had gold and silver obliterated for the good ole USA!


Remind me again why Gold and Silver get crushed on days like this. Flight to bull shit?

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:32 | 304653 Entremanure
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Most likely Paulson & Co dumping gold from their gold hedge fund to raise liquidity for their exit to a non-extradition country.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:17 | 304615 Mitchman
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This is pitiful watching.  Faber is all but absolving GS and is taking a "Nothing to see here folks.  Just move along." attitude.  Cramer is being unusually stupid.  And the one guy who is actually saying something cogent is the guy who gets thrown off the show!  Then people can't understand why networks like Fox lead all news ratings categories. 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:14 | 304742 Carl Spackler
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I am waiting for Cramer to, "my trust fund is long GS."

THAT is why he is acting so foolishly today.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 14:04 | 305816 Hephasteus
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He'd never say that. He'd say my "CHARITABLE trust". Because it's ok to manipulate and steal if it's for CHARITY. Though for some reason it's not working. Maybe because they only get 2 percent of the proceeds.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:18 | 304616 kilroy
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I miss Jeff Macke.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:23 | 304630 Cheeky Bastard
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+ "fucking used car salesmen"

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:16 | 304746 Captain Obviousness
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Head over to Minyanville where you can read Macke's Goldman apologist article.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:16 | 305533 Missing_Link
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Minyanville?  You mean that "investor" website with the retarded cartoon animals?

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:18 | 304617 lsbumblebee
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Yep. There it is. I looked it up:

po·lite –adjective,-lit·er, -lit·est.
1. To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing. 2. bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:23 | 304632 Confused
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And yes it was very uncomfortable to watch those idiots reactions.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:20 | 304620 spekulatn
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Ladies and Gentleman I implore you....


Cramer=Creamer, per Tyler durden.

Thank you for your time.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:20 | 304622 BlackBeard
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HAH! that was fucking GOLD!  Amanda Drury > Erin Burnett.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:20 | 304623 buzzsaw99
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GS will defend its vampire squid reputation tooth and nail. What a hoot!

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:20 | 304624 Mrmojorisin515
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Why is Erin Burnett on the Council on foreign relations?  Seriously?


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:25 | 304639 Cheeky Bastard
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Erin Burnett= CFR Bukkake bowl 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:30 | 304649 Citizen of an I...
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In just five words, you sure manage to paint a picture . . .

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:33 | 304658 Cheeky Bastard
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Yes; people call me  Michelangelo of a little known genre of "profanity haiku". Chumba is also well renowned in the "profanity haiku" literary circles, but nowadays he focuses his energy more on "free verse profanity poetry".

Be sure to read us :D.



Sat, 04/17/2010 - 09:17 | 305459 Howard_Beale
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I love it. Everytime you post something hysterical you get junked. And then I get junked for puking with laughter at your shenanigans.



Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:30 | 304651 faustian bargain
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I wonder what that makes Angelina Jolie.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:36 | 304663 Cheeky Bastard
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:52 | 304696 GoodBanker
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Oh, Cheeky, how we missed thee (longtime reader, more recent post-er). I second the Erin/Angelina indictments, fwiw.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:19 | 304840 sgt_doom
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:40 | 304672 Alienated Serf
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she is in this video, if you look real close

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:40 | 304778 Husk-Erzulie
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God you're brutal, LOL

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 00:16 | 305266 brooklynlou
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Genius. I'm trying to hold back the frickin tears ...

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:31 | 304652 koaj
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i'm more shocked that David Stern, commishioner of the NBA is on the list

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:19 | 304837 Forbes
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She wrote them a check--that's how it works. It's a personal vanity project.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 20:15 | 306138 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I would say two reasons.  First, she is into BDSM.  Second, and most importantly, so is Billy Clinton.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:22 | 304627 Dehrow
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:22 | 304628 wgpitts
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Jim Cramer explains how the Stock Market is Manipulated

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:23 | 304631 Selah
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Cramer has done more damage to little retail than any other entity on TV/Wall Street.

He should be apologizing to "Cramerica", rather than acting childish. Oh, I forgot, childishness is his schtick. I hope it goes well in a jail cell.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:25 | 304640 101 years and c...
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There is a job opening at CNBC as we speak.  They are currently looking for a new guest booker.  The person that previously held that position was relieved of his duties about 30 minutes ago.



Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:10 | 304737 cougar_w
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Oh see you misread that.

It's guest hooker.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:42 | 304781 Cognitive Dissonance
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That soooooooo fits.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:25 | 304850 Forbes
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I used to appear frequently as a guest on CNBC in the '90s--until the bookers started telling me the story the segment producer wanted me to flog. Very common. I said no--they stopped calling. Apparently my credibility was more important to me than my ego.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 09:26 | 305464 Cheeky Bastard
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Good for you. The last thing you should deprave yourself of is pride; it sure feels better to be able to hold your head high wherever you go than the alternative. My pride cost me dearly in both money and personal relationship, but at night i sleep like a baby who was titty fed. 

"Never compromise, not even in the face of Armageddon."

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 16:39 | 305953 velobabe
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there are some pretty funny fuckers in here, but you take the cake†

oh, maybe that is what is on your face.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:27 | 304645 Tart
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oh god, score one for the home team; can't describe how nice that video is. My bear claws were rippin at the screen! What's their problem that man said the former guest was a Goldman spokesman; he didn't say he got paid for it.....maybe some anal sex performed on him every now and then but not paid! Geez, lighten up CNBC, like Dennis says "Hope, get religion".

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:28 | 304647 Handle with care
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Maybe I'm missing the point, but this caveat emptor and the buyers were complicit stuff seems to me to be irrelevant.

I thought the reason it was fraud is because GS was in possession of material information (That Paulson was shorting) and didn't reveal it to those they were selling to?

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:07 | 304729 Captain Obviousness
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Do the same securities laws apply to selling CDO's?  Is there a statute that requires them to disclose material information in a CDO sale?  Even if there isn't it seems like common law fraud.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:03 | 304811 dpbnyc
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Yes. All material information must be disclosed. The same rules apply across the board whether for public equity offerings, private equity funds, venture capital funds, etc. It's a very basic requirement.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:28 | 304648 macfly
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GE no doubt not only pay Cramer & Co's paycheck, but also 'banks' with GS. The corruption is so deep and so insidious I can't see the SEC as having any chance of really changing it. The GS owned White House will stop anything really bad happening.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:31 | 304766 mudduck
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This could really mess with GS's program, like maybe cutting bonus pool down to a lousy 20 to 30 billion. Sarcasm aside, congrats to ZH crew and TD for bringing this story out and keeping it an issue until something had to be done. I hope that its more than bullshit to impress the serfs but I'm not holding my breath. 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:22 | 304843 sgt_doom
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You are aware that GE would have been the first to go down without those TARP bailouts???

Just asking....

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:44 | 304870 sgt_doom
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Naaaahhh...GE's too strapped for cash, they didn't even have to pay any fed taxes this year, as usual:


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:33 | 304654 THE DORK OF CORK
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I almost felt sorry for Cramer , he is such a stupid crawling little shit.

Kind of like that golum character in the lord of the rings thingy.

He is a sad specimen of humanity

I suspect he is consumed with self hatred

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:35 | 304862 FEDbuster
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Or the deformed, hunchback in the movie "300".  I imagine this is what he feels like at GS reunion parties.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:47 | 305585 Missing_Link
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Kind of like that golum character in the lord of the rings thingy.

Well put.  He's like Gollum on methamphetamines  ...  If Gollum had a cheesy sound board, had been a former hedge fund manager, and knew that The Ring was located in Goldman Sachs HQ.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:33 | 304656 ShankyS
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At a time when the rating genie is about to pop out if the bottle these bozos throw this out there? IMO they are as guilty as the rest on Wall St. Can't wait for Ratigan and Jon Stewart to get ahold of this one.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:45 | 304660 dead hobo
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What interests me most is the defensiveness on basic news shown by CNBC. It look more like a bout of CYA and defend your buddy than a news show. Wow. It makes me think they are in the know about a lot more fraud than they are letting on. They looked really stressed and like they felt like they were on the spot. Protect your advertisers.

The wonderful thing about fraud prosecutions is nobody cares about what CNBC promotes. GS is looking at a full $1 billion of civil claims for actively abetting a fraud plus innumerable civil lawsuits.

You know, I'm starting to think of GS as being less of a puppet master and more of a servant bitch who will use it's incredible talent to steal on a consulting basis for clients with  bad intent. Then, of course, make side bets to steal from those who they fooled.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:48 | 305591 Missing_Link
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What interests me most is the defensiveness on basic news shown by CNBC.

^^ Truth

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:37 | 304666 Double down
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Time to dump the crew on CNBC, ok maybe not Santelli, but the rest of the bag pipers and pretend journalist.

"public relations officers" priceless, because it is true. 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:37 | 304667 Magua
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I am not sure why Creamer got pissy - was it because the guy said he was in the employ of GS or him realising someone at squid central used him shamelessly for a small talking point as to their "investment" in Abacus.

The guy crushed that one out of the park.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:00 | 304709 ToNYC
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Cramer just realized he was not getting a check and deeply resented that fact. David Faber's face tells the tale in his keenly observant head. I love the berathless way Cramer comes up with Gasparino-sized (Campagnolo-fueled) drama-manic inside dope that keeps his Girl'S skirts clean.  Anytime you want to feel superior and glad you are no longer on the Street; there it is ..

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:38 | 304668 Ripped Chunk
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Cramer ought to shut the fuck up.

As it is, he is the poster boy for euthanasia 68 weeks running,


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:39 | 304671 chancee
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Get ready for the 'Fast Money Crew' -- so gay -- to be up in arms about the Goldman News.  Uber-wealthy, Karen shalom Finerman will be irate.  And Joe Terranova will surely think O - bomber is behind it.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:43 | 304673 Armando Javier ...
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They are just doing god's work.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:51 | 304693 sschu
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The best was the past when he said (paraphrase) "I am sure Goldman was just trying to make an honest buck on Wall Street"

Even to a novice outsider like me the corruption is so obvious and insidious.




Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:05 | 304721 ToNYC
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An honest buck: that brings to mind the report of the doe who dusts herself off after leaving the forest saying, "That's the last time I do that for two bucks!"

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:46 | 304679 johngaltfla
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If anyone thinks that the Fed's Propaganda Arm via GE is going to get yanked off anything, you're smoking some Kudlow.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:49 | 304688 Alienated Serf
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tru that

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:47 | 304684 Gloomy
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:49 | 304687 HEHEHE
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That guy is awesome:)

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:50 | 304690 DavosSherman
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"Mr." Cramer. Phucking morons don't need a sir name. Other than that, best CNBS clip I've watched.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:50 | 304692 Let them all fail
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So according to Cramer, it was Madoff's investors' fault because their due diligence wasn't thorough?  That was great.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:58 | 304704 1fortheroad
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+ 10

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:51 | 304695 Pure Evil
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I didn't know you could make an honest buck on Wall Street. I was under the impression that when you made money in the markets it was always at the expense of someone else. Sorta like playing the lottery, you're always betting it's the other guy that's gonna lose.

I have to wonder if the tiny little wheels are starting to come off the Goldman bus. But, I'm pretty sure Nut Sachs position is secure at least until either Geithner leaves the Treasury or The Messiah leaves the White House.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 05:00 | 305375 LeBalance
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Like you I have to wonder at the "education" level and due diligence chain.  An educational service is being provided by "Wall Street," but it is the same one received at the carnival.  I think most ZHers understand the lesson.

Certainly, one can "judge" and find fault with GS, or with the investment house, or with the individual broker, but who is responsible for making choices concerning personal energy (/money/)?  As some may point to GS or others, please point to yourself as well.

As Joshua (Whopper) in War Games said (after learning the lesson):

"The only way to win is not to play."

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:54 | 304697 LongShortSally
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 "I want to remain shallow in deference to Mr. Cramer."  Brilliant! Best line of the entire financial crisis.  First time I've ever said, "ROFLMAO."  Haha.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:01 | 304712 Selah
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How about "SMPL": Shit My Pants Laughing...


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:04 | 304715 SRV - ES339
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WTF... I take three hours off to get my daughter's car on the road and miss all the action!

Anyway... about time! Claw ALL the money back, and through every one of them in jail (no matter how little involvement they had)!

Sun, 04/18/2010 - 19:50 | 307137 Alienated Serf
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"Best line of the entire financial crisis" gets my vote for best line of the entire financial crisis! 

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:58 | 304706 Gloomy
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IG report: SEC knew of Stanford scheme since 1997 SEC knew of Stanford scheme since 1997, according to SEC inspector general

, On Friday April 16, 2010, 4:42 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission knew since 1997 that R. Allen Stanford likely was operating a Ponzi scheme and an agency enforcement official who helped quash investigations of his business later represented the billionaire, according to a new report by the SEC inspector general.

The SEC didn't bring charges against Stanford until February 2009, when it alleged a $7 billion fraud. The SEC inspector general also said in a report released Friday that "institutional influence" in the enforcement division was a factor in the agency's repeated decisions not to conduct a full investigation.

Complex cases like Stanford's that couldn't be quickly resolved were discouraged by enforcement higher-ups, the IG's report said.

The report by Inspector General David Kotz said his office's examination didn't find that the reluctance of the SEC's Fort Worth enforcement attorneys to investigate Stanford was tied to "any improper professional, social or financial relationship on the part of any former or current SEC employee."

The IG's office did find evidence, however, that "institutional influence" within the enforcement division contributed to the repeated decisions not to conduct a thorough investigation of Stanford, the report says. Senior agency officials in the Fort Worth office believed they were being judged on the number of cases they brought, and told their enforcement staff that novel or complex cases -- as opposed to "quick-hit" cases -- were discouraged, the IG's inquiry found.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:08 | 304710 huggy_in_london
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Cramer is such an arrogant tool.  A total wanker.  A market manipulator ( and his extreme arrogance will eventually trip this bell-end up.  Idiots like him, and that stupid anchor, are actually part of the problem.  2 minutes earlier he was boasting that he was a big boy in the market etc, but clearly not big enough to take a bit of criticism.  These cnbc monkeys are a total joke.  "I want to remain shallow in deference to Mr. Cramer" ... gold Jerry, gold .....

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:03 | 304714 chindit13
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The beauty was he did it with a smug arrogance that out-CNBC'd CNBC.  He knew exactly where the wounds and tender skin were located, and he headed straight for them with his salt and jug of turpentine.  His heart rate never popped 50 bpm, but both Cramer and Burnett will be palpitating all weekend, and drunk to boot.  There's going to be a dog drop kicked in the Cramer residence tonight.  Meanwhile, Mr. Raynes will be sleeping like a baby, content that he added value to the world this day.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:16 | 304833 faustian bargain
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:58 | 304889 wake the roach
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There's going to be a dog drop kicked in the Cramer residence tonight. 


Bahahahahaha...  Savour it, love it ;-)

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 19:49 | 304963 Ned Zeppelin
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totally dead on chindit LOL f*ck Cramer and that two bit twat Burnett

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 00:33 | 305275 dabug
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Still grinning, still palpitating :-)

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 01:10 | 305304 Big Red
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why in the hell isn't there a "Flag as "good"* for each post??

*pick something, I'm up , so might as well catch F1 on Speed at 2am... (although BBC is much better... ( )

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:56 | 305608 FEDbuster
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Boooo fucking Yaaaaa! Can you imagine the shit fit Jimmy had after the segment was over?

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:05 | 304719 Magua
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Okay so let me review what I have heard. We have Rubin testifying before Congress that he had no clue what was in the CDOS made under his watch at Citi, and Greenspan saying that he was skilled in mathematics and he couldn't figure them out, and we had rating agencies rating them triple A, and yet we have the squid's mouthpiece Cramer saying the German Bank should have done their homework, etal for pension funds across the USA.

He is a disgusting shill at his best.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:05 | 304722 Waterfallsparkles
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Cramer do thou protest too much. 

The Man just said that previous Guests Public Relations People for Goldman Sachs. He did not say anything about the Prior Guests being paid by Goldman Sachs.

Why did Cramer come out and start to pick a fight with him and say that he was not paid by Goldman Sachs?  Why did Cramer take it personally?  The Guy did not even try to continue the argument with Cramer. Why did they cut the Guy off?

I personally wanted to hear what he had to say.  I think it was CNBC that was not polite and literally shut the guy down for no reason.



So, cut me off I am a viewer.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:10 | 304734 ToNYC
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Don't be so rash. Precious quickie moments in the hall closet are to be treasured. Let them get their skirts on again, clean up, and blow-up their bubble again.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:15 | 304743 Selah
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In Cramer's defense, he was once poor. He lived in a car for nine months. I know some people like that who have become successful. He will do ANYTHING to avoid returning to that condition and most likely lives with that fear every day. It doesn't matter how much money he has, he feels he needs more to protect himself from a return to poverty.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:26 | 304758 huggy_in_london
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yeah but the car was a maybach!!  He's a cock...nothing more needs to be said.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:44 | 304786 JohnKing
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That's no defense. I know plenty of poor and formerly poor (of which Cramer isn't one) and they don't lie, cheat and steal to put food on the table.


You insult poor people.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:55 | 304796 You Cant Handle...
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:30 | 304856 Selah
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I'm not generalizing poor people, and yes, Cramer was once poor. He didn't live in a car because of a choice.

I'm just saying that I personally know three people who are successful, but once dirt poor, and they live as if in fear that they will return to that condition at any time.

If you knew anyone like that, you would understand the connection.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 23:33 | 305232 JohnKing
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I don't believe Cramers BS story about living in a car. It sounds like something he made up..his apartment was robbed so he had to live in his car? While he still had gainful employment and a Harvard degree ..ahhh.. somehow I can't get the dots connected there.

If he lived in his car it's because he wanted to live in his car, not because he was without means.

The man is pure and total bullshit, a pathological liar.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 00:16 | 305261 nabi
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+ ∞


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:18 | 304747 myshadow
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Well, it was impressive all morning, mark haines, was dumping all over GS.

He kept asking 'Who would do business with someone who bet against you.Since, michelle c squared wasn't there it was left to dennis kneale to run pathetic interference for goldman. cramer was all bluster after getting pwned...This can't be one fabulous vp getting thrown under the bus.  They did need to have a perp walk, to start.  This thing won't fly as having teeth unless there are multiple perp walks.  With people in cuffs....

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 19:36 | 304943 i.knoknot
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He kept asking 'Who would do business with someone who bet against you...'


even more so, they bet against you, then they take you out...

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:25 | 304757 ginunn
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Typical of a CNBC program and the reason I don't watch CNBC. The entire crew seem unable to think or function beyond a 15 second sound byte and may exhaust themselves after 5. Still, CNBC is to be commended for its affirmative action in employing people who exhibit the characteristics of an extreme case of ADHD.


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:27 | 304761 b_thunder
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my stupid letter to CNBC:


Dear CNBC Programming:

Today Erin Burnett told the guest Sylvan Raines that he "won't be back."
I too will not be back wasting my time watching the tv channel featuring two ex-Goldman employees shutting up an independent expert.  I have erased all CNBC recordings from my DVR schedule, and removed the channel from the channel guide. I will not watch this notoriously biased garbage again.
Hello Bloomberg and Fox business.
I hope to see David Faber on one of these channels soon.  I also hope to see James Cramer share a cell with Bernie Madoff.

Sayonara, CNBC!

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:11 | 304817 Gold...Bitches
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good for you.  and from someone that watches bloomberg regularly they are a much nicer viewing experience.  Way way way way less yelling.  They have these incredible things called discussions and debates.  They let people with contra views come on and have their say.  And when the Asia coverage starts and they have guests on in Hong Kong talking about the US stuff, I guarantee you that you will never see anything like it on CNBC.  They let Faber talk for multiple segments about the death of the dollar, etc...  Not that it is news, but CNBC talking heads would have their head explode.  I saw it before when he was on there (Faber) and then, right after he said that (dollar dead) he was gone, and prior to that they had been bragging how he was going to be there for an hour etc...  and of course they used the old canard of 'breaking news' that wasnt breaking and wasnt worth any time anyway...

Complete bullshit.  But then again, thats why they have seen a steadily declining viewership.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:34 | 304772 Pitchman
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Re Goldman; The Cheer Leaders at CNBC are questioning if this fraud was a one off?  CNBC is a non credible news service who has stripped their staff of investigative reporters (sans David Faber but they have him on a very short leash) and apparently they don't read.  This type of fraud is not an isolated incident and, will weigh heavily on the sector as the breath of it is exposed. -EC aka Pitchman

Inflection Point


Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:58 | 304804 Implicit simplicit
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Lets not forget the prominent  member of the oligarchy that owns CNBC-GE. They could  have something to hide too, along with all the other  real rulers in the fascist regime: BAC, JPM...etc.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:35 | 304773 You Cant Handle...
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Cramer had so much GS dick in his mouth I'm surprised he was able to talk.  

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:47 | 304790 JohnKing
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I think what Sylvan Raines was really saying is "I know I'll never be back on this jalopy  network and I don't give a flying fuck".


Go Sylvan!

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 21:38 | 305098 Sisyphus
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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 17:52 | 304794 Get_to_the_choppa
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Cramer is about to be thrown under the bus.  And then hopefully in jail.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:08 | 304803 You Cant Handle...
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Perhaps that explains his blood pressure in that clip . . .

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:04 | 304812 Dixie Normous
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Never gets old laughing at CNBS.

Listening to Erin Burnett act like the guy was dissing the POTUS, makes me want to punch her in ther head.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:07 | 304816 No More Bubbles
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The question I must ask is WHY ARE CNBS & CRAMER even relevant anymore?

Seriously!  They are a total joke!

I also must ask, how come Cramer hasn't been clipped yet?  He must have some excellent bodyguards.

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:10 | 304820 Captain Obviousness
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