Jon Stewart rips into Santelli, CNBC

CNBC reporter Rick Santelli may have been brave enough to talk about a revolt against the Obama administration's proposal to help homeowners, but apparently he's afraid to face Jon Stewart.

Santelli, whose reports from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are as close to street theater as the General Electric Co. (GE) network gets, canceled his scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" without explanation. The normally affable Stewart was incensed -- but instead of getting mad, he got even by giving the most scathing critique of CNBC I have ever seen.