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  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi Warns Democrats and MSM on Trump-Russia Fake News

    03/08/2017 4:56:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 8, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Be very careful Democrats and your mainstream media allies. The fake news story about collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia is a minefield that could destroy your credibility even beyond conservative skeptics who already don't believe you.  So who is making this warning? One of the usual "rightwing" sources? Nope. The warning comes from the very very liberal Matt Taibbi and if you doubt his leftwing bonafides you can verify it right here on NewsBusters. Taibbi is very worried about the Trump-Russia story blowing up in the faces of the left as you can see in his March 8 Rolling...
  • Something About This Russia Story Stinks

    12/30/2016 10:48:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 30, 2016 | Matt Taibbi
    In an extraordinary development Thursday, the Obama administration announced a series of sanctions against Russia. Thirty-five Russian nationals will be expelled from the country. President Obama issued a terse statement seeming to blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee emails. "These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government," he wrote. Russia at first pledged, darkly, to retaliate, then backed off. The Russian press today is even reporting that Vladimir Putin is inviting "the children of American diplomats" to "visit the Christmas tree in the Kremlin," as...
  • Trey Gowdy Just Elected Hillary Clinton President

    10/24/2015 7:23:04 PM PDT · by Baynative · 95 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/23/15 | Matt Taibbi
    With Thursday's interminable, pointless, haranguing, disorganized, utterly amateurish attempt at a smear job, the Republicans and their tenth-rate congressional attack schnauzer, South Carolina's Trey Gowdy, got people feeling sorry for Hillary Clinton. Over the course of 11 long hours, they made the most eloquent argument for a Hillary Clinton presidency yet offered by anyone, including Clinton herself.
  • Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny (Rolling Stone)

    08/21/2015 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 88 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Matt Taibbi
    Win or lose, Trump's campaign threatens to unleash the Great American Stupid So two yahoos from Southie in my hometown of Boston severely beat up a Hispanic homeless guy earlier this week. While being arrested, one of the brothers reportedly told police that "Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported." When reporters confronted Trump, he hadn't yet heard about the incident. At first, he said, "That would be a shame." But right after, he went on: "I will say, the people that are following me are very passionate. They love this country. They want this...
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

    02/27/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | February 27, 2015 | Matt Taibbi
    "....Scott Walker as a political performer is pretty uninspiring. He doesn't have George Bush's pretzel-mouthed Texas charm or Sarah Palin's hockey Mom magnetism. He can't fall back on an ethnic American dream parable like the one Marco Rubio can run on. He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat...."
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare [Satire]

    11/08/2014 6:09:57 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 56 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn't take it anymore. "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is a tall, thin, quick-witted securities lawyer in her late thirties, with long blond hair, pale-blue eyes and an infectious sense of humor that has survived some very tough times. She's had to struggle to find work despite some striking skills and qualifications, a common symptom of a not-so-common condition...
  • The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh

    10/12/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    The Rolling Stone ^ | October 12, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan on the facts. What he got absolutely right, despite what you might read this morning (many outlets are criticizing Biden's dramatic excesses), was his tone. Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms. But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it. That includes all of...
  • Greed, debt and Matt Taibbi: What Rolling Stone got right, and wrong, about Bain Capital

    09/09/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    CNN/Fortune ^ | 9/4/2012 | Dan Primack
    Very few of my friends understand private equity, let alone care about it. But some of them wrote me this past weekend, after reading Matt Taibbi's new cover story for Rolling Stone about Mitt Romney's time with Bain Capital. [....] Taibbi took out the long knives for this one, which means he sacrificed a bit of accuracy for potency. His overall thesis is correct: There is a fundamental hypocrisy in a former leveraged buyout investor railing against America's ballooning debt. Leveraged buyouts, by definition, add debt to a company's balance sheet -- weighing it down in the short-term so that...
  • 'Naked Short Selling'

    05/17/2012 7:00:16 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 55 replies
    Investor Village ^ | 16 May 12 | Matt Taibbi
    <p>It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes God smiles on us. Last week, he smiled on investigative reporters everywhere, when the lawyers for Goldman, Sachs slipped on one whopper of a legal banana peel, inadvertently delivering some of the bank’s darker secrets into the hands of the public.</p>
  • How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform (...with a big assist from Congress and the White House)

    05/14/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 12, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform It's bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law. Even worse is the way they did it - with a big assist from Congress and the White House. Two years ago, when he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Barack Obama bragged that he'd dealt a crushing blow to the extravagant financial corruption that had caused the global economic crash in 2008. "These reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history," the president told an adoring crowd in downtown D.C. on July 21st, 2010. "In history." This...
  • Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?

    08/17/2011 10:56:24 AM PDT · by Palter · 13 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 17 Aug 2011 | Matt Taibbi
    A whistleblower claims that over the past two decades, the agency has destroyed records of thousands of investigations, whitewashing the files of some of the nation's worst financial criminals. Imagine a world in which a man who is repeatedly investigated for a string of serious crimes, but never prosecuted, has his slate wiped clean every time the cops fail to make a case. No more Lifetime channel specials where the murderer is unveiled after police stumble upon past intrigues in some old file – "Hey, chief, didja know this guy had two wives die falling down the stairs?" No more...
  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Michele Bachmann Is 'Bats--t Crazy' 'Psychopath' With ...

    06/23/2011 8:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/23/11 | Noel Sheppard
    If you know anything about Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi it's that he totally despises conservatives.In the soon-to-be-released issue of the magazine that actually employs him, Taibbi relentlessly attacked Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as a "bats--t crazy" "political psychopath" with a "gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt" (illustration by Victor Juhasz): Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh. So began "Michele Bachmann's Holy War," Taibbi's 5,200-word hit piece on Bachmann.And that was...
  • Goldman Plunges, As Market Cap Shrinks By $8.3 Billion Just Since The Matt Taibbi Takedown

    05/21/2011 6:32:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    If you haven't been paying attention, Goldman Sachs shares have been in freefall. They lost over 3% Friday amid a slew of headlines about imminent subpoenas related to Blankfein, the firm's activities during the crisis, and just generally for being the much-reviled Goldman Sachs. The stock has lost over 10% in just the last week since Matt Taibbi wrote his latest takedown, costing the firm over $8 billion in market cap. From its 52-week high made earlier this year, the stock is off 24%. At $134, it's only barely above its $129 book value, meaning that either A) people don't...
  • The People vs. Goldman Sachs... the Justice Department should bring criminal charges

    05/12/2011 2:08:24 PM PDT · by dead · 21 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt Taibbi
    They weren't murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few blinks of an eye. But then they went one step further. They came to Washington, took an oath before Congress, and lied about it. Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives like Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Sparks lied about. We know exactly how they and other top...
  • Why Sarah Palin Will Win the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012

    01/07/2011 1:22:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Big Think ^ | January 7, 2011 | Matt Taibbi
    “She is a gifted politician, just in terms of getting people to connect with her on an emotional level in person,” says Taibbi. “It’s something that if you’re an experienced campaign journalist you can just see.” Question: Will Sarah Palin run for President in 2012? Matt Taibbi: Absolutely she is going to run for president in 2012 and... I don’t think she is going to win, but I think she is a very good bet to win the nomination. I think what we saw in the last election was the Tea Party is now in this kingmaking role and the...
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • Taibbi Journalism Tip: Describe Senator as 'Elderly Sumo Wrestler in Drag' to Interest Readers

    05/27/2010 2:59:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Most probably wouldn't think of Rolling Stone magazine as a primary source for information on something like financial regulation reform. However, if you listen to some of the left-wing talking heads like Ezra Klein, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi is in the know on major policy issues. So how do Taibbi and the other folks at Rolling Stone keep their readers interested in a topic that wouldn't suit their usual demographic? They do so with "insults" according to Taibbi. In the May 26 issue of Rolling Stone, Taibbi's article, "Wall Street War," lamented the impact lobbyists in Washington, D.C. have had...
  • The Great American Bubble Machine how Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation

    02/14/2010 10:33:01 AM PST · by gibtx2 · 24 replies · 864+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | Jul 02, 2009 8:38 AM | MATT TAIBBI
    'The formula is relatively simple: Goldman positions itself in the middle of a speculative bubble, selling investments they know are crap. Then they hoover up vast sums from the middle and lower floors of society with the aid of a crippled and corrupt state that allows it to rewrite the rules in exchange for the relative pennies the bank throws at political patronage. Finally, when it all goes bust, leaving millions of ordinary citizens broke and starving, they begin the entire process over again, riding in to rescue us all by lending us back our own money at interest, selling...
  • Rolling Stone: Waah, Obama sold us out

    12/12/2009 8:26:04 PM PST · by dano1 · 42 replies · 2,619+ views
    Don Surber - Daily Mail Blogs ^ | December 10, 2009 | Don Surber
    There comes a moment in politics when the blinders fall off the supporters of the other guy and they discover what you have known all along: He’s a fraud. The blinders just fell off Matt Taibbi, a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He just now noticed that while 26% of the money Barack Obama raised came from “small” donors, nearly 3 times as much came from big donors, who ponied up a half billion bucks. Where the 26% saw Hope and Change, the 74% saw Invest and Collect. Wrote Taibbi: “What’s taken place in the year since Obama won the...
  • Obama's Big Wall Street Sellout

    12/10/2009 10:39:56 AM PST · by Wolfie · 49 replies · 1,615+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Dec. 10, 2009
    Obama's Big Wall Street Sellout The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers "at the expense of hardworking Americans." Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel...