I know that TV appearances by uber-boob Steve Moore have proven to most of us that the only thing the Wall Street Journal represents is the senseless slaughter of trees. But from time to time, the shit gets so deep, real journalists take exception (no, not me stupid).
Comedy ensued when Matt Taibbi, author of the brilliant, must-read, Rolling Stone article, The Big Takeover took offense to a key-slappin’ douche-bag by the name of Evan Newmark, who actually entitled a column, It’s Time to Enshrine Hank Paulson as National Hero. Rumor has is that Evan’s body of work also includes pieces entitled, Why don’t we name Streets after Hitler ? and Missing Michael Vick. But I digress.
Turns out Mr. Taibbi is also gifted with the hatchet (please note: I have corrupted the definition of “hatchet job” in my warped little mind. I does not necessarily involve misrepresenting facts, but rather highlights absurdity and foolishness through the use of colorful explicatives), case in point:
Just out of curiosity — did Evan Newmark ever work for Goldman, Sachs? And if the answer to the question is yes, don’t you think that might have been a good fact to disclose before he fellated Hank Paulson in his “Mean Street” column?
Turns out Matt’s suspicions were right, so he wrote (among other things):
Can you imagine what a craven, bumlicking ass-goblin you’d have to be to get a job working for the Wall Street Journal, not mention up front that you used to be a Goldman Sachs managing director, and then write a lengthy article calling your former boss a “national hero”.
It’s mean, but it’s art. Matt’s entire takedown can be found here: http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/06/08/mean-street-it%E2%80%99s-time-to-enshrine-hank-paulson-as-national-hero-deal-journal-wsj/
But wait, there’s more to this story……..