Daily Show on the housing crisis: Why can't Geithner sell his house?

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20 Responses to “Daily Show on the housing crisis: Why can't Geithner sell his house?”

  1. RyanH says:

    I have to agree. If content is not going to be available to a large portion of viewers then it’s not worth posting. There is more than enough good stuff out there that sites lie this do not have to support region locked content.

  2. ironix says:

    Maybe in future you could make a practice of noting the show’s air date and time index (or part 1/4) in order to aid us Canadians and international readers in finding the specific clip in question.

    90% of the time I don’t bother watching the video unless someone linked it in the comments. I really don’t want to go through the entire episode online in order to find the clip in question. =(

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can watch it in the UK.

  4. Mojave says:

    If you’re not listening to John and Andy’s show “The Bugle”, you’re missing one of the BEST podcasts out there. Consistently hilarious.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/the_bugle/

  5. The Unusual Suspect says:

    “I can watch it in the UK.”

    Your reward for being one of Bush’s “Coalition of the Willing”.

  6. redpiller says:

    I’m not impressed with you guys. First time I tried googling it, I got a direct link to the episode as my first result.

    Errr, that is still a video that isn’t watchable by us Canadians.

    If I have to google something BB posts to be able to watch it, it’s probably getting skipped. Who has the time? Why not just embed another vid for viewers outside the US? Be a good host, don’t just tell your readers to find the video themselves.

  7. The Unusual Suspect says:

    “I’m not impressed with you guys. First time I tried googling it, I got a direct link to the episode as my first result.”

    Or we could save the effort of doing that and just connect to BB through a proxy with a U.S. URL.

    Or we could save the effort of doing that and just not bother with what Cory posted.

  8. Pam Rosengren says:

    Cory isn’t breaking teh intarwebs, the copyright dorks are. We should be taking our frustrations out on them, not him.

    This shows how the copyright dorks are clearly getting in their own way – we can see the video (free) if we persist, but they put obstacles in people’s way with the result that some just don’t bother. This not only results in missed opportunities to promote their show (or whatever is being blocked), it makes potential viewers angry. Dumb.

    Anyway I enjoyed the segment, and could see it from Australia no problems. Hulu is a different story, I can never see that.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My bad — I usually post both the Embed and the link, but it was early this AM before I had my first cup of coffee . . .

    -Barry Ritholtz

  10. mdh says:

    Or we could save the effort of doing that and just not bother with what Cory posted.

    I wish you would, but here you are, bothering us.

  11. The Unusual Suspect says:

    “I wish you would, but here you are, bothering us. ”

    I forbid you to read my comments because they originate from outside the U.S.

    There, fixed your problem for you.

  12. mdh says:

    I forbid you to read my comments because they originate from outside the U.S.

    is this your blog?

    There, fixed your problem for you.

    why are you being a douche?

  13. zuzu says:

    Most of the “housing crisis” is predicated on willfully ignoring that there was an asset bubble in housing prices.

    That was the whole “easy money” scheme, when the Federal Reserve didn’t contract the money supply after the dot-com bust. That excess money was funneled into housing, which drove up prices, which then people turned around into leverage for still more cheap money.

    Falling housing prices are just the market correcting the prices back down to sane levels.

    As for people who have mortgages for more than the assets that backed them are worth, frankly that’s a problem banks should be forced to deal with — just like their other “toxic assets”.

    Bankers: You need to work with your borrowers to extend the loan period (thus lowering the monthly payments), and likely even lower the principle (and take the difference as a loss). Otherwise you’ll get more of what you have now: foreclosures on properties with plummeting asset prices, made even lower by more foreclosures. The houses you’re taking are worth less than the discounted cash flow that people paying their mortgages would provide.

  14. Teresa Nielsen Hayden says:

    I’m not impressed with you guys. First time I tried googling it, I got a direct link to the episode as my first result.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-29-2009/home-crisis-investigation

  15. pentomino says:

    This isn’t necessarily a failure on Geithner’s part unless he really does need to sell the house quickly at a fair price.

    It’s possible that he doesn’t really care how quickly the house sells, and is therefore setting a high asking price just on the off-chance some sucker will pay more than it’s worth.

    I think of this because Penn Jillette did this when he moved out of New York. He sold his place for twice what it was worth, because he left it on the market at that price for long enough. Except, Penn didn’t do that in 2009′s housing market.

    Also consider that the contractor always has the worst-looking house on the block.

  16. mdh says:

    If content is not going to be available to a large portion of viewers then it’s not worth posting.

    and that is exactly how you should run your blog. This isn’t that.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Funny bit, except for the hostile takeover of the auction by a wannabe Sacha Baron Cohen-type.

  18. Roach says:

    Brilliant!

  19. Darryl Moore says:

    Embedded videos really suck when all I see is:

    “In Canada, Comedy Central
    Video’s are available on
    The Comedy Network”

    Who cares! it is embedded so no one is visiting their website anyway. Guess I wont watch. I wish companies would stop trying to do everything in their power to break the Internet.

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