I haven't had any sort of cable or satellite for a long long time. When I saw the Mad Money clips on Arrested Development, I assumed they made up Mad Money as a show-within-a-show for Arrested Development. Imagine my surprise when I was eating lunch one day and saw and actual episode of Mad Money on the restaurant TV. I'm not too aware of the show aside from its evaluations of fictional Bluth Company stock (going from Sell to Don't Buy and later from Don't Buy to Risky Business), a rant Cramer actually referenced in this article aimed squarely at the Bush administration, a few attacks from Obama and Jon Stewart, and a few words from Rush. Despite my lack of exposure to Cramer, I did find the linked article interesting. If nothing else, it's a good study comparing the typical Presidential response to pundits (ignore them) to the Obama plan (attack them). There's a longstanding tradition of Presidents not publicly addressing even the more popular talking heads by name and I've always wondered why. On the surface, I think it's a good idea for Obama's people to attack their attackers. But I have a gut feeling that things were the way they were for a reason. Either way, this will be an interesting fixture of the Obama Presidency.
What do you think? Is Obama doing the right thing here going after critics so aggressively?