Now that's good telly

Who says YouTube is just full of rubbish? For those of you who haven't already seen it, we highly recommend this clip of CNBC stock market commentator Jim Cramer losing his rag over Bear Stearns, the investment bank at the heart of the US subprime collapse. Cramer is known for being somewhat outspoken, but he goes wonderfully over the top in this clip, where he launches into an overblown rant more akin to a steroid-guzzling American wrestler than your average observer of the financial markets.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

About halfway through, his crazed rant rises to a beautiful crescendo in which he starts slamming the table and accusing Bear Stearn's bosses of being ‘nuts'. Then his voice breaks into a high-pitched plea, and as his baffled co-presenter looks on he appears so genuinely distraught that you can almost imagine him having a full-scale breakdown.

It's hard to imagine any of the BBC News' economics correspondents reacting like that. Still, with broadcasting standards declining these days, you never can say never.

Watch the clip here.

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