Stewart-Inspired Media Watchdog Barks at CNBC

Liberal Media Matters urges network to get tough on Wall Street
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 16, 2009 11:35 AM CDT
Jim Cramer, left, host of the "Mad Money" show on CNBC, talks to Jon Stewart during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday, March 12, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart's attacks on CNBC have greased the wheels at Media Matters. The liberal watchdog group launched an online petition drive today urging the network to be tougher on Wall Street leaders. It's asking CNBC to hire economic voices with a track record of being right about the current crisis and do more to hold business leaders accountable. CNBC had no immediate comment.