Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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That was brutal

That was plain brutal. If it was a softball game, the mercy rule would have been invoked.  John Stewart absolutely dismembered Jim Cramer, and in the process dismantled his reputation as a financial whiz.

First things first: I'm not sure there's another person on tv -- and that includes the Sunday talk show hosts, the nightly news anchors, or anyone else -- who could have flat out steam rolled Cramer in that fashion. Jim Cramer is a brilliant and pugnacious guy, and Stewart was literally pawing at him the way a cat plays with a mouse before he goes for the kill.  It evoked memories of the late Tim Russert.

Cramer was neutralized from the word go, and never laid a glove on Stewart.  It seemed like his only agenda was to apologize, take a beating, and don't fight back.  Mission accomplished.  Stewart wasn't trying to be funny; he was putting Cramer -- and by extension CNBC -- on trial, in search of a guilty admission.  Looks like he may have gotten it.

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No, not 2:12! Bloodbath. CNBC is crazy for letting him walk into the lion's den.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

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