Jon Stewart Explains The Greek Crisis To The Great Unwashed

Tyler Durden's picture

Tired of highly technical and sophisticated gobbledygook from doomers and other realists, talking about the Greek implosion in terms of CDS, liquidity freeze, Main Refinancing Operations (that is coming in the next post just after this one), FX swaps, contagion, etc? Then here is Jon Stewart to explain the Greek situation to everyone in a few short mintues. The fun starts 2 minutes into the clip.

Part 1

Part 2

And Part 3

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oogs66's picture

so now the only places to get credible financial information are:


Vanity Fair

Rolling Stone

and the daily show?

though I have to admit, I still find bloomberg credible most of the time

augie's picture

Listen, You guys got me once with this vanity fair crap, it's not happening again.

oogs66's picture

and to think I almost miss him as president

augie's picture

The guy is directly responsible for a lot of what ails me and i feel the same way.

I feel like a battered woman. 

flacon's picture

"I have abandoned free market principles in order to save the free market" ~ Bush


"I have abandoned a celebate lifestyle in order to save my virginity"

fonestar's picture

RT?  Or is that just counter-propaganda?

GoinFawr's picture

It`s your responsibility to glean and back check. Even the most egregious lies require a grain of truth to remain plausible and even the biggest liars have to abandon making false claims once in awhile or risk losing all credibility. You have to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Careful: "Too much information"

marsovka's picture

Have you watched it?

It telled the truth just the funny way :D

bob_dabolina's picture

All I know is silver will be @ 49 tomorrow, than to $0 with infinite volatility.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Jon Stewart dumbing it down to the dumbed down. :>)

Temporalist's picture

The problem with the humor is that the people laughing still don't get that they're fucked.  They are laughing at losing their savings, pensions and buying power.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I've been down so long it looks like up to me.

Deep seated denial usually involves laughing at our own fucked-hood. Make no mistake about it, most people understand we are all in deep shit. But when we have been bred for abject apathy over several generation there isn't much left except gallows humor and one last party.

Temporalist's picture

Sorry I can't reply right now I'm waiting in line for the iPhone 5.  First!

Forward History's picture

I am convinced smart phones like that contain some sort of narcotic, numbing substance. Everyone I know with one can't stay off the damn things.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Actually it (TV, smart phones, iPads, iPods, computers etc) is just the delivery system for the actual narcotic.

The drug itself is instant gratification and fulfillment. Constant pushing of the pleasure button guarantees addiction. We are all wired up like pleasure seeking rats who push the button endlessly.

fonestar's picture

Give me dopamine laden neuro-transmitters or give me death!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

For the bumper snicker could we shorten that to.....

"Give me free-dope or give me death!"

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I'll drink to that!

Strange bedfellows Ron Paul and Barney Frank just issued a proposal along those lines, er, dried leaves...

gabeh73's picture

Well I use my Iphone to check zerohedge. I'd be better off just thinking about work projects more...make more money, hide more silver and quick fucking around worrying about what politicians SHOULD do when we know good god damn well they aren't going to do anything good.

bankruptcylawyer's picture

i like jon stewart and all as a 'comedian' but he is a bullshit artist , his brother is just another wall street guy milking the printing press, and stewart is another liberal apologist for wall street. 


yea, he talks a lot of smack sometimes, but actions are louder than words. i wouldn't look to stewart as someone to derive support from. in the end, he stands with the networks, who stand with the banks, because this is who pays him. 

LasVegasDave's picture


stewart is a charlatan

and most people are too dumb to notice

TreadwCare's picture

And credit to him for fully admitting it.  He makes no bones about this in his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox.

The Profit Prophet's picture

Uh...correction...Jon Stewart is a very arrogant man who is unable to see an issue from all sides.  When and if confronted with an inconvenient truth from the conservative side of wisdom spectrum - he resorts to name-calling like all other blind progressives.

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Terminus C's picture

Unlike Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh who carefully entertain and debate issues with reason and respect.

The Profit Prophet's picture is exactly like them....only from a Progressive point of view with a much more witty foundation from which to work.

T.E.I.N. everyone

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The true test of a truth speaker is what they doesn't talk about rather than what they do. Ultimately there are several subjects Stewart will not talk about, let alone joke about, at this time if he wishes to remain on the air. The mainstream media understands where the do-not-cross lines are buried.

From his point of view this isn't a problem. The world is full of 'acceptable' subjects to skewer. Why threaten his career by stepping on a third rail when he has nearly the entire train station to play in. This makes him nothing more than controlled opposition.........if he can even be called opposition.

carbonmutant's picture

 Another puppet, Send in the clowns...

nobita's picture

I agree CD, I have been watching almost every episode of the daily show for eight years now, but lately I have lost intrest. The man is a coward frankly.

He has built up enormous credibility with young people and he needs to use it now. Hiding behind "im just a comedian" is extremely insincere. Very few people in media tell the truth, he is one of them, but he just scratches the surface.

This might have been okey in better times but not now.


The Profit Prophet's picture

Fully agree.  He's probably a huge Krugman fan....and he likely worships the ground that Ayn Rand scurried accross - not because of her cool new spin on laissez-faire capitalism...but because of her strong anti-religious views.

T.E.I.N. everyone!

piceridu's picture

+1525...he's the other side of the propaganda mouth...

for a dose of reality Greek perspective:


goldfish1's picture

totally agree. who's junking?

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Who has time to worry about politics or the future, there's a bunch of birds that are really angry at pigs, or something.

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

Hey man, your Black Swans are crapping on my PIIGS...

traderjoe's picture

Does it come in white?! Score!

zeneta's picture

This is an accurate portrayal of the state of we are in.


"Your wise men don't know how it feels,,,,To be thick as a brick"

DosZap's picture


Dumbed down is a relative term.

I think a LOT of Americans laugh at things like this, because of #1 Denial..............

They know we're in deep caca, just not sure which wat to go, think, or act.

So, they use diversions to keep their minds off reality.

I call it the Ostrich with it's head in the sand syndrome.

I have a friend that's lost thousands in the chinee market ,I have done all but get on my knees begging him to get out of paper, and into physical PM's.

He knows the score,yet he has YET to buy ONE ounce of any PM.

He's lost tons(after huge gains) on the Chinese Mkt, and still he refuses to get real's like, what else does it take to see where we are, and where we're going?.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Dumbed down is a relative term.

I agree. There is dumb and dumber.

Of course it is a relative term. And this relativity is precisely the mechanism we all use to remain in denial, including all of us here on ZH. We are not supremely enlightened with everyone else hopelessly stuck in the dark ages. In fact for us to proclaim that we know what's going on and then proclaim there is nothing we can do is in some respects simply showing our deeply conditioned apathy and impotence as opposed to those who don't know the real score.

At least 'they' can claim some sort of ignorance, willing or otherwise, for not pushing back. What's our excuse? 

Turkey's picture

+1,000.  So I want to hear some nominations for "Best Truth Teller on the TV".  Saying there are none is a cop out.

Turkey's picture

Worthy choice I'll take it.  I'm a huge fan of his "Is America for Sale" series, to pick out one of his many good deeds in information dissemination.   This group got anyone else or we already past this exercise in whining about Stewart not saving the country singlehandedly for us?

mortiis's picture

I just logged in to throw Dylan's name out there... the page refreshed and there it was!  I don't always agree with his conclusions but he at least seems like he's not purposfully misleading.

Sweet Chicken's picture

This used to be my number one answer. Sadly I now think it's Jon Stewart.