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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HOW THE BIG BANKS ARE LOOTING MAIN STREET USA (This isn't capitalism. It's nomadic thievery)

    04/06/2010 2:10:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,230+ views
    Liberty News Online ^ | 04/06/2010 | Matt Taibbi
    This article is about how the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece. The article is long but well worth reading. If you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and 1,000 of her fellow public employees would have to take a little unpaid vacation for a while. The county,...
  • 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...
  • BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the Journal.

    12/20/2009 6:58:59 AM PST · by FromLori · 14 replies · 880+ views
    PBS ^ | 12/18/09 | Bill Moyers
    Something's not right here. One year after the great collapse of our financial system, Wall Street is back on top while our politicians dither. As for health care reform, you're about to be forced to buy insurance from companies whose stock is soaring, and that's just dandy with the White House. Truth is, our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is not capitalism at work. It's capital. Raw money, mounds of it, buying politicians and...
  • Taibbi: Sorry Mainstream Journalists, I Don't Have To Be Two-Sided Like You Guys Do

    12/14/2009 6:23:42 PM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies · 963+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/14/09 | Joe Weisenthal
    Matt Taibbi gave a very good interview on CNN this afternoon, discussing his recent Rolling Stone piece on Obama's sellout. One of the more interesting points came when Taibbi was asked about some criticism from Andrew Ross Sorkin. Taibbi's response, basically: sorry maisntream jouranlists, I don't have to be evenhanded. Good answer. Video at site
  • Matt Taibbi Successfully Exposes The Disintegration And Crackup Of The Left

    12/13/2009 10:44:59 AM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 677+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/13/09 | Joe Weisenthal
    Matt Taibbi's latest article for Rolling Stone is all about how Obama ran as a progressive, but quickly sold out to Wall Street, bringing back all the old deregulation-happy "Rubinites" from the Clinton administration. Like a lot of Taibbi's stuff, there were some reaches in logic in rhetoric. Tim Fernholz of the liberal publication The American Prospect slammed the piece, saying it was filled with inaccuracies, calling it a "nightmare of a story." We're not interested in in adjudicating the Fernholz vs. Taibbi battle. Felix Salmon can handle that. But what Taibbi has done -- and this is truly impressive...
  • 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...
  • Did Galleon Pay Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for Front Running Info?

    10/29/2009 8:12:19 AM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 409+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 10/29/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Sounds like it to me. Interesting info out of FT: The Galleon hedge fund at the centre of an insider trading scandal paid hundreds of millions of dollars a year to its Wall Street banks and in return regularly received market information that would not have been disclosed to most investors, executives familiar with the matter say. A person familiar with Galleon, whose founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was charged with insider trading this month, said it paid about $250m to its banks last year. Executives who dealt with the fund said it paid more in fees and other charges during the...
  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Public Executions for Party Crashers; NYT’s Rich: They Are Party Terrorists

    11/30/2009 10:51:50 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Has the left finally a reason to be impassioned by a threat to our national security? Michaele and Tareq Salahi seem to have provided that reason. After the Salahis literally crashed a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24, the two demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders. And justifiably, it has not only caused some concern with members of Congress, but some of the more outspoken members in the media. On the Fox Business Channel's Nov. 30 "Imus in the Morning" program, host Don Imus conveyed this concern, suggesting it exposed potential weaknesses in the...
  • The Great American Bubble Machine (cap and trade and Goldman Sachs)

    07/09/2009 12:41:37 PM PDT · by Zathras · 23 replies · 979+ views ^ | July 2, 2009 | Matt Taibbi
    In Rolling Stone Issue 1082-83, Matt Taibbi takes on "the Wall Street Bubble Mafia" --investment bank Goldman Sachs. The piece has generated controversy, with Goldman Sachs firing back that Taibbi's piece is "an hysterical compilation of conspiracy theories" and a spokesman adding, "We reject the assertion that we are inflators of bubbles and profiteers in busts, and we are painfully conscious of the importance in being a force for good. " Taibbi shot back: "Goldman has its alumni pushing its views from the pulpit of the U.S. Treasury, the NYSE, the World Bank, and numerous other important posts; it also...
  • Geithner Tells Goldman To Cut Bonuses, Says All Banks Would Have Failed

    12/04/2009 3:43:47 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/4/09 | Tyler Durden
    Even Timmy is slowly realizing that the Administration will need to find a way to deflect Main Steet's anger at Goldman and keep it focused exclusively on Wall Street instead of equating it with Obama et al. The problem is - you make some very serious, tentacled enemies in the process. Geithner also flip flops on his prior position on the transaction tax. While before he was more opposed to the transaction tax than even Marla, his new "windsocked" position on the topic may now provide a challenge even to Nitric Oxide inhibitors. But here is the clincher for the...
  • China denounces U.S. banks for 'evil intent' with derivatives

    12/03/2009 3:05:12 PM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies · 631+ views
    GATA ^ | 12/3/09
    A senior Chinese official who oversees the country's largest state-owned enterprises has publicly slammed Western investment banks for "maliciously" peddling complicated derivative products that caused huge losses for Chinese companies over the last year. In Beijing's strongest criticism on the matter to date, Li Wei, vice director of the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, singled out Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup in a long and highly critical article in the latest issue of an official Communist party newspaper. The large losses suffered by Chinese state companies were "closely associated with the intentionally complex and highly leveraged...
  • The Great American Bubble Machine (Goldman Sachs)

    07/18/2009 2:03:02 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 14 replies · 1,046+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 13, 2009 | MATT TAIBBI
    The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.
  • Goldman Sachs Arms Itself

    12/01/2009 2:18:30 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 34 replies · 1,666+ views ^ | 12/01/2009 |
    “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank...
  • Goldman Arming Itself? :->

    12/01/2009 8:05:57 AM PST · by DuncanWaring · 126 replies · 3,017+ views
    Market Ticker ^ | 1 Dec 2009 | Karl Denninger
    Goldman Arming Itself? :-> This is a riot (well, ok, I might be a week - or a month early on that): Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the...
  • Lucid reply to Potty Mouth Taibbi's spittle-flecked article titled, "Sarah Palin, WWE Star"

    11/22/2009 2:36:24 PM PST · by LA Conservative · 10 replies · 918+ views
    True/Slant/com ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Jon Meachem
    "Interesting piece. First, I want to congratulate you. You’re the first liberal media member I’ve seen who has actually acknowledged that a group of Obama supporters did in fact wear t shirts calling a woman a c*nt, in public and in front of her daughter no less. Now, does the fate of the Republic hand on such issues? No. Still, it was interesting to see the media pretend it never happened, straight out of some Ministry of Truth from Oceania. Somehow, if a group of McCain supporters had worn a t shirt to an Obama event calling him a n—-r,...
  • Blogger Targets Malkin, Coulter with Sexist Sleaze

    04/20/2009 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Matt Philbin · 7 replies · 898+ views
    Culture & Media Institute ^ | April 20 | Matt Philbin
    When American citizens assert conservative principles, as they did last week with the tea party protests, it has a strange effect on liberals. They get angry. Some get in touch with their inner Beavis and Butthead, giggling endlessly over lame sexual innuendo. Some, like Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi, just get downright misogynistic. In a blog post on tax day, Taibbi sleazed conservative writer Michelle Malkin, who supported and wrote about the tea parties. “I have to say, I’m really enjoying this whole teabag thing,” Taibbi wrote. “It’s really inspiring some excellent daydreaming. For one thing, it’s brought together...
  • Without a Prayer: Barf and Profanity Alert (Rolling Stone Magazine)

    08/22/2008 5:38:03 PM PDT · by SeattleTiger · 27 replies · 773+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 7, 2008 | Matt Taibbi
    Without a Prayer Subtitle: John McCain can't stand sucking up to the Christian right. Is this the end of the GOP's unholy alliance? "The Bible-thumpers, mainly working- and middle-class whites with limited educations from the landlocked states of the South and the Midwest, would seem to have had little in common with the archpriests of the neoconservative movement, who as it happened were mainly Jewish academics with fancy degrees from the East and West Coasts. But they did: They shared an almost equal disdain for democracy, free speech and learning, and paradise for both groups was an intellectually mute America...
  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • Bush vs. The Mother ('Rolling Stone' Writer: 'Cindy's Ex 'a coward,' Crawford is 'dog s***')

    08/28/2005 10:30:12 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 71 replies · 2,426+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | September 8, 2005 | Matt Taibbi
    Crawford, the home of President George W. Bush, is a sun-scorched hole of a backwater Texas town -- a single dreary railroad crossing surrounded on all sides by roasted earth the color of dried dog s---. There are scattered clumps of trees and brush, but all the foliage seems bent from the sun's rays and ready at any moment to burst into flames. The moaning cattle along the lonely roads sound like they're begging for their lives. The downtown streets are empty. Just as the earth is home to natural bridges, this place is a natural dead end -- the...