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Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer

Do You Prefer Jon Stewart When He's Funny or Serious?

Note to self: Do not make Jon Stewart mad because he can and will unleash a world of pain on you. I, like many others, tuned in to the epic smackdown between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer last night after a week of observing the two TV personalities feud, and it was breathtakingly somber — not to mention intense.

It started with funny yet biting commentary from Stewart on The Daily Show earlier in the week about the role of CNBC in our current financial meltdown and ended last night with a brutal "interview" of the host of Mad Money (my friend Citizen has the clips and more background on the feud).

Stewart is expert at using satire to drive home his points, and The Daily Show is often a hilarious way to end the day. Last night, though, he showed that he's not afraid to get super-serious and tell guests exactly how he feels about them.

Both make for interesting TV, but would you prefer Jon Stewart just stick to the funny? Or is it more satisfying when he's serious?

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