Friday, March 13, 2009
Stewart vs Cramer / Goldacre vs Leeming

Two videos have caught my attention today that pit traditional media against new approaches to decision making and public influence.

The first, labelled by Jason Calacanis today as the 'most important video you'll watch this year' is of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart *completely taking apart* CNBC finance reporter Jim Cramer for being an unethical broadcaster (or as another Twitterer says, 'handing him his ass in a handbasket' - new favourite phrase alert).

It really is amazing to watch, and a focused and efficient assasination of Cramer's credibility.

Update: The video has been taken down by YouTube due to a copyright claim by Viacom.

Update #2 - Don't panic, here's a playable link of the entire interview. Watch it now.

Second is a report from London Tonight on LBC's foul reportage of the risks around the MMR vaccine. Fair play to B3ta for adding the link to this vid in this week's newsletter.

Now tell me any of this would've happened without the Internet. How fitting for its (arguable) 20th birthday.