Women’s Group Says CNBC Should Fire Jim Cramer Over Sexist, Offensive Comments to Speaker Pelosi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Women’s Group Says CNBC Should Fire Jim Cramer Over Sexist, Offensive Comments to Speaker Pelosi

Says Comments Towards America’s Highest Ranking Women Show Cramer’s Dangerous Bias

In an interview this morning with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, host Jim Cramer, laughed at Pelosi and called her “Crazy Nancy,” while asking about additional coronavirus relief spending.

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In reaction, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s advocacy group, said:

“Jim Cramer’s blatantly sexist and wholly inappropriate attacks on Speaker Pelosi,
are deeply troubling and raise serious concerns about Cramer’s objectivity when covering women in positions of power. Make no mistake, Cramer used his position on CNBC to laugh in the face of the highest ranking woman in the United States, while she was explaining the need for additional coronavirus relief for America’s families.

“This is the kind of patronizing and condescending bile from Cramer that has serious consequences for the country and for women who choose to run for political office. It is unacceptable and has no place on our airwaves. We expect this vitriol from fringe right-wing media personalities, not from CNBC.

“CNBC, and its parent company Comcast, still have a misogyny problem. It’s time that CNBC takes steps to remove toxic misogyny from its airways, and that starts by firing Jim Cramer.”

Last month, UltraViolet, in conjunction with ACRONYM, Color Of Change PAC, Disinfo Defense League, EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE!, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Votes, SumOfUs, Women’s March, Strategic Victory Fund, GQR Digital, and #ShePersisted., launched “Reporting in an Era of Disinformation: Fairness Guide for Covering Women and People of Color in Politics,” a new guide for reporting on the 2020 general election.

The guide details how media representation plays a critical role in how candidates of color and women are perceived by voters, and makes specific recommendations designed to help journalists and platforms identify and avoid unintentional sexist and racist bias or disinformation when interviewing, writing, or moderating content about women and people of color running for or holding political office.

SEE THE GUIDE HERE: https://weareultraviolet.org/fairness-guide-2020/