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Daily Show Video - Runs 3 Minutes - Aired Dec. 7, 2010

Quotes are transcribed below.  Bernanke defeated by his own words.  Stewart annihilates the Helicopter's claim that he's not printing money.

Watch Bernanke's original 60 Minutes appearance here:


Bernanke's latest 60 Minutes interview juxtaposed against his previous 60 Minutes interview, when the Chairman said he was printing money - the only difference between now and then - the Fed was buying corporate assets and now it's buying government bonds.

From the 2009 appearance...

PELLEY  Is that tax money that the Fed is spending?

BERNANKE  It's not tax money. the banks have-- accounts with the Fed, much the same way that you have an account in a commercial bank. So, to lend to a bank, we simply use the computer to mark up the size of the account that they have with the Fed.  So it's much more akin to printing money than it is to borrowing.

PELLEY  You've been printing money?

BERNANKE  Well, effectively, yes.  And we need to do that, because our economy is very weak and inflation is very low.  When the economy begins to recover, that will be the time that we need to unwind those programs, raise interest rates, reduce the money supply, and make sure that we have a recovery that does not involve inflation.

From the 2010 appearance...

BERNANKE:  "One myth that's out there is that what we're doing is printing money.  We're not printing money.  The amount of currency in circulation is not changing.  The money supply is not changing in any significant way.  What we're doing is lowing interest rates by buying Treasury securities.  And by lowering interest rates, we hope to stimulate the economy to grow faster.  So, the trick is to find the appropriate moment when to begin to unwind this policy. And that's what we're gonna do."

DB here.  Any questions?  Bernanke's a liar and he thinks that no one is paying attention.  Here's an idea - make Chris Whalen Fed Chairman, and Josh Rosner Treasury Secretary.  Then send Bernanke back to Princeton as a custodial engineer, and give Geithner a job on the set of CBS Survivor cleaning latrines.  As much shit as they've shoveled since 2008, the transition for both should go smoothly.




Whalen: "Goldman would have failed without the bailout.  No question."

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Bernanke On 60 Minutes: "We're NOT Printing Money"
Dec 10, 2010 at 4:35 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Dec 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Dec 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Dec 10, 2010 at 4:53 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Watch for news about President Obama and Bill Clinton. News releases after 5PM on fridays always prove to be interesting.

Brief flashback:


Watch out for the pandoras box contained in the tax cuts legislation.
Dec 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Tax Appeals Swamp U.S. Cities, Towns as Property Prices Plunge


another big problem for 2011...
Dec 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Jon Stewart for President please!
Dec 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.

Alexander Theroux

Have a Coke and a smile.
This product will not be sold to people who don't agree with the party line.
Dec 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Patmos
"Stand" a song addressing the lies. URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MxZcls24o
Dec 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM | Unregistered Commentermajorshadow
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.

@ John Patmos

I dont think our goverment understands thoes big words. Nor do they think we understand what they mean. "
Have a Coke and a smile." Are you buying the first round, or ya wahts shoot "Karps" for it..........?
Dec 27, 2010 at 5:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
On the weekend of the 42nd anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in recent United States history when America "surrendered" to North Korea, God bless the men of the USS Pueblo.

No one at Seventh Fleet headquarters was willing to give the order to try to rescue the Pueblo. The decision was bucked back to Washington — first to the Pentagon, then to the White House. By the time then-President Lyndon Johnson was informed of the situation, the Pueblo was in North Korean waters. It was decided that any rescue attempt would be too dangerous. So the world’s most powerful military kowtowed to one of the weakest.

In October 1999, the Pueblo was moved from Wonsan on the east coast of North Korea to Nampo on the west coast. The trip required moving the vessel through international waters for several days, as it was towed around the coast of South Korea. Although the U.S. military had to have been aware of the Pueblo’s location, no effort was made to capture or sink the U.S. ship.

The Pueblo was taken to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, where it is now the most popular tourist attraction in the city. A symbol of the "second" victory over the United States.

Jan 23, 2011 at 4:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Jan 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Jan 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Not wanting to be labeled a 'Conspiracy Thoerist' BUT!

Stewart's older brother, Larry Leibowitz (presently Chief Operating Officer of the New York Stock Exchange ...
Feb 22, 2011 at 5:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlberto Martinez
Well Bernanke was correct to state that Fed was not printing money because that is exactly what they are not doing .....
its so expensive to print real physical money.. he admitted it himself that he is creating money with a touch on the keyboard ....
Jul 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterLOLX
Please refrain from posting links to stories that are only available in the USA. Canadians cannot find or read this link due to the fascist tyrannical Comedy Network
Jul 26, 2011 at 1:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterRand
I wasn't aware of that, Rand. Why on earth wouldn't comedy central allow Canadians to watch their videos. Very strange.
Jul 26, 2011 at 1:36 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The effect of Bernanke's printing press is obvious to everyone (except Bernanke), including the refreshingly blunt-speaking execs at major retailers:

"Food and fuel increases have hurt demand, 'and that’s particularly true for that segment of our shoppers that believe we’re still in a recession, which is the largest segment' of customers at Safeway, the fourth-largest U.S. supermarket chain by sales, he said."


"U.S. consumers face 'serious' inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products, the head of Wal-Mart's U.S. operations warned Wednesday."


Only dopey eggheads like Geithner and Bernanke deny inflation. To anyone who's been in a Menards or Walmart, etc., within the last year and has brain matter past the stem, the inflation in things you need (food, gas, medicine, fees) is apparent at once.

Honest to God, how do we rid ourselves of the Shithead Class in D.C. and Wall Street?
Jul 26, 2011 at 2:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Bernanke wasn't lying. Jon Stewart didn't understand that in the two interviews, Bernanke was talking about two, completely different processes:

When the Fed purchases T-securities, no new dollars are created (other than interest). The T-security holder's T-security account is debited and his checking account is credited. Period.

By contrast, when the Fed lends to banks, dollars <b>are</b> created.

So in the first case, the Fed does not "print" (wrong word) dollars and in the second case the Fed does "print" dollars. Jon Stewart is clever and entertaining, but he is no economist.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
May 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterRodger Malcolm Mitchell

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