Here are a few bits of the week that caught my attention...
First up...Holy p*ssed off Jon Stewart! First, can I say, I don't like Jim Cramer (Mad Money) so when Stewart went after him...I LOVED it! Here, watch part of it (the meat of it)
I understand that you want to make finance entertaining...but it's not a f*cking game." was right up there. He was p*ssed! After he rolled tape of Cramer talking about manipulating short sales to his advantage on some show from 2006...Stewart said "I can't tell you how angry that makes me. What it says to me is...You all know what is going on. You knew what the banks were doing...the network knew...What is the role of CNBC?" He than went on to say "These guys (traders) were on a Sherman's March financed by our 401k's and burned the f*cking house down...with our money...and walked away rich as hell, and you guys knew what was going on!"
To that, all I can say is halleluja! It is about time someone just plain said it out loud. This thing was "10 years in the making" What I would like to see is some accountability. While I completely agree with Stewart...What is the point of CNBC? No, they are not regulators, but shouldn't they be illuminators? Isn't their role to shine a light on the type of corruption that got us here?
That said, my question is what of the regulators? I want more accountabiltiy. I want to know why the folks who's actual job it is to protect investors, and the market from the 10 years of shenanigans that left them rich, and me holding the bag, why aren't they answering for their role? No one stopped any of it! They knew. They completely knew!
I want these folks on Stewart as well. I'd like to see him rip into them even more than he ripped into Cramer. Yes, Cramer and CNBC played the game, let CEO's come on thier network to lie and manipulate...but regulation isn't their job. Let's shine some light on the folks who should have been minding the store. Why were they asleep at the wheel for over 10 years? Are these same folks still NOT minding the store? I want some change of command, and I'm not talking promotions from within. I am talking complete new blood at all levels.
Seriously, I could preach on for days about this:P I want folks to start going to jail...and I'm not just talking about Bernie Madoff (although that's a start)
______________________________________________Next...Did you catch this on The Today Show a few days ago?
I like Dooce.
A while back, I asked you all which template you liked better, Dooce or Pioneer Woman. Me personally, I like Dooce's layout better. Straight up, I can't ever find anything on PW. That said, I do think her format suits her gig (she has so many pokers in the fire...me, not so much)
Anyway, this is the second time that The Today Show has veered into the Mommy blogosphere. The first time was a complete disaster with Kathy Lee interviewing Dooce and a couple other bloggers. Now, even though I like Merideth V., doesn't it seem to you that the media still hasn't quite wraped their head around the force that is the Mommy Blogosphere?
I kinda thought this was a weak interview. By their calculations we are 30 million strong. Talk about a force! I think there is a lot more out there to discuss than "aren't you worried as your kiddo gets older they will resent you blogging about them?" I don't know, I've seen that question asked before (even Kathy Lee manged to get that one in) I want to know about search engine optimization, early advertising options, marketing strategies. Just because we are moms, does not mean we aren't savvy. I want more out of an interview guys, it just seemed weak and surfacy...Thoughts?
Lastly, you can sell The Sear's Tower to Martians, and call it Toast on a Stick...I'm still calling it The Sear's Tower...'cause that's what it is. So put that in your pipe and smoke it Willis Group Holdings LTD:P