There are a couple of good TV feuds going at the moment you might enjoy.
The first is The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart bagging the talking heads at CNBC for doing what economic commentators do: which is, getting their predictions wrong.
- Bob Murphy hosts Stewart’s first salvo, which as he says is more than a little harsh on Rick Santelli -- but beautifully skewers the madman that is Cramer: Jon Stewart Goes Off on CNBC.
- Cramer responds, and as Murphy says, “the lesson here is, if Jon Stewart rips you on his show, just enjoy the attention and let it go.” Stewart rips Cramer another one: Jon Stewart vs. CNBC (Cramer), Round 2.
(And just to ensure you don’t go away thinking it’s just CNBC’s talking economists who get things so badly wrong, let me remind you how good our local economists are at predicting things.)
So that’s the first feud; here’s the second. Tauranga doctor Shaun Holt appears occasionally on the Breakfast show offering rational advice on natural remedies. He looks at research, not rhetoric – which really annoys the quacks. He looked at homeopathy, which he calls “the opposite of science.” He looked at chiropractic, found it wasn’t worth the research it was printed on, and he said so. And naturally enough, a chiropractor took umbrage, to which Sean responded again.
- Shaun rips into chiropractors: Breakfast TV: Chiropractors.
- Here’s the video, followed by Shaun’s response: A chiropractor responds.....
Not as funny as Jon Stewart, but infinitely more thorough.
Any other good TV feuds we should know about?