Pethokoukis explains. This really appears to be part of a government/media war on investors.
[Update a while later]
More thoughts on the matter from Mark Hemingway:
Anyone who has tuned into his show and seen Cramer strutting around a soundstage that looks like the helm of the Starship Enterprise as envisioned by the Teletubbies’ set designer and pushing buttons that make wacky sound effects could tell you that Cramer is to stock-picking what The Daily Show is to TV news: something not to be taken too seriously.