From Caroline Baum’s excellent column: Conan’s Couch, ‘Daily Show’ Ready for Bernanke :
Alan Greenspan prided himself on being opaque. The former Federal Reserve chairman used to joke that if the audience thought he was being clear, they probably misunderstood what he was saying.
Bernanke believes in transparency. With everyone hanging on every word of every report, every pundit, every TV show, every government official release etc., I’m not quite sure this doesn’t create a lot of more volatility. But if we could have the Fed Chairman on the Daily Show ?
My life would be complete.
Aside: The IRS is more popular than the Fed.