Jon Stewart’s attacks on CNBC host Jim Cramer have been ratings gold for the late-night satirist, Variety reports. An 8-minute rant has garnered 1.5 million views, Comedy Central says, and plenty of press attention. Unique usage for the Daily Show site has soared 65% this week amid a series of attacks that began after CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli canceled an appearance on the show.
“If I'd only followed CNBC's advice I'd have a million dollars—provided I'd started with $100 million,” Stewart said on the show.
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