Here is the Wallstrip clip of Lindsay’s chance encounter with Dylan Ratigan of CNBC’s post Cramer show Fast Money. It’s a hysterical and cool ‘street’ moment. We know that Dylan watches the show. He has written about us on his blog and shared our Cramer parody with Cramer himself. Why the crew at Fast Money would be upset is beyond me.
BUT……Fast Money Fan ([email protected]) wrote:
Okay no offense, but how the heck can she not know who Dylan is? Wallstirp is funny and entertaining, but no way in heck are you in the same league as Fast Money. Fast Money talks about real trading strategies that can actually make people money and it’s done by people who are pros, not wanna-be actresses. As much as I love Wallstrip, I am sorry but you guys are really nothing but a hype machine not much different then Cramer. Stocks at 52 week highs, puuhhlleasee! Howard a lot of us know you’re using Wallstrip as a propagandist tool to hype up your positions in your hedge fund. Wallstip lost my respect on this video and Dylan just gained a bunch more!
Seeing that this email seems to have come from one of ‘THE PRO’s’ on the ‘Fast Money’ team (theses pro’s don’t spell very well :) ), I think it is important to deal with the accusations and challenges.
First – as my friend Jim Kingsland (20 years at Bloomberg) points out in the comments:
Outside of the .3% share audience that CNBC generally gets no one knows who Dylan or much of the rest of the bunch is.
So….it’s not just Lindsay!
Second – If it was not for CRAMER, there would likely be NO Fast Money show and as nice a guy as Dylan is, he would not be a star to that .3% share audience. That ‘hype machine’ Cramer that you are referring to, is the main reason you have a job.
Third – Lindsay IS a pro. She understands the show’s strategy and has explained 50 times what the hell we do – focus on stocks at or near ALL-TIME HIGHS, not 52-week highs which Fast Money Fan mentions. Lindsay has commercial roles and will appear on the Soperano’s final season. Wannabe?
Fourth – We don’t want to be in the league of Fast Money. We want to be mainstream with LESS HYPE. We want to simplify all the noise on Wallstrip and CNBC. We are doing that. Read the press.
Fifth – Wallstrip as a propogandist tool for Lindzon positions. That is a pretty serious accusation to make wildly on my blog, a blog that has disclosed everything and made some damn good stock calls. I just don’t do that and it is an absurd, baseless accusation.
Wallstrip and I have received criticism in the past and that’s part of putting your neck out. We accept that. But Fast Money Fan has crossed a line on my blog and I felt worth challenging.
Fast Money Fan is just another putz!