It’s tough to make business news fun and interesting; just ask any business reporter.
But Jon Stewart, a rank amateur, makes it look easy. Time and again he touched on the biggest business stories of the day, boiling down complicated subjects with humor, sarcasm and plenty of populist outrage. Here are a few of our favorites.
Stewart’s rants about the financial crisis were instant classics. This one, on the foreclosure crisis, nailed the hypocrisy at the root of the trouble
Stewart pulled no punches when interviewing the man who masterminded the U.S. government’s response to the financial crisis, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. “This is like an optical illusion,” Stewart said to Geithner. “One person looks at it and you see a pretty girl. And then you flip it and the other person looks at it and sees… America getting fucked.” Read more…