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« on: July 03, 2009, 01:06:35 AM »

Rollingstone.com Matt Taibbi on how Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression
5 parts

Matt Taibbi Breaks Down Goldman Sachs’ Big Scam
http://tinyurl.com/l523kr

Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs’ Roles in the Housing and Internet Busts
http://tinyurl.com/nrjrff

Matt Taibbi Runs Down Goldman' Sachs Graduates with Government Positions
http://tinyurl.com/lgemun

Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs' Powerful Influence
http://tinyurl.com/m2cksa

Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs' Excuse
http://tinyurl.com/kubt6u
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 08:07:59 AM »

Rolling Stone writer called ‘anti-Semitic’ for simply following the money

http://undertheradarmedia.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/rolling-stone-writer-called-anti-semitic-for-simply-following-the-money/

by Maasanova

Popular Rolling Stone contributor, writer and blogger Matt Taibbi claims that he was sent e-mails which attacked him and accused him of anti-Semitism for exposing the investment bank giant Goldman’s Sachs and their shady financial dealings over the years. Taibbi goes into great detail in his seven page essay Inside The Great American Bubble Machine on events relating to such market manipulations as the Great Depression, the commodities bubble, the housing bubble and even the upcoming green/environment bubble, and has fingered Goldman Sachs as playing a leading role in each catastrophe. More important than the various scams that have played out, much to the detriment of the average American, Taibbi exposes the reloving door tradition of  the private sector employee of Wall Street into high level, unelected positions in the US government.

For that blistering expose alone, Taibbi expected that he would receive reprisals from the Wall Street types looking to rebuke his charges, but never did he imagine that he would be charged with anti-Semitism for his article. Taibbi writes:

  • It's been interesting, to say the least, watching the public reaction to my Rolling Stone piece last week. I of course expected that some kind of highly unpleasant response would come my way from Goldman and its allies in the press, but I admit to being surprised a little by the form this response took.

    The most ludicrous of these, and the one that surprised me the most, is the accusation that my article was anti-Semitic propaganda. The first letter I got on this score I actually mistook for a joke sent to me by one of my friends. Then I got another one which I quickly realized was not a joke at all. “Isn’t it convenient,” it read, “that an Arab-American writer for Rolling Stone looks at Wall Street and picks the most prototypically Jewish firm around to demonize.”

    The last time I heard something similar was a few years ago, when Debbie Schlussel, a severely dimwitted Detroit-based right-wing pundit, railed against my supposed Arabness after I wrote an article about the Lebanese population in Dearborn, Michigan. I wrote to her to let her know that I’m actually Irish and Filipino, and not at all an Arab, but never got a response. This time the charge is a little different, as several writers complained that my article was “a rehash of every classic anti-Jewish conspiracy theory” and “a pale copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

    For one thing, while Goldman’s founders a gazillion years ago were apparently Jewish, I seriously doubt that religion plays any role at all in the makeup of the modern Goldman. I don’t have any way of knowing this, but I would be shocked if it weren’t true that a majority of Goldman’s current employees were not Jewish. And whatever the reality is, I don’t care; it’s not a concern of mine and we didn’t make it a concern in the article.

    If anything it seems to me that what defines these Wall Street characters is not religion but the absence of it: even a hardened atheist like myself comes away from the experience of reading about the last two decades of Wall Street history shocked by that community’s complete and utter Godlessness and moral insanity. What I’m saying in other words is that if any of these clowns actually had a real religious sensibility, we wouldn’t be in this mess — and that’s coming from someone who believes all religions to be inherently ridiculous. For Goldman now to hide behind the cloak of Jewish victimhood is both more obnoxious and less convincing than Marion Barry wearing a dashiki after the indictment.

It would seem that the reasons for the cries of anti-Semitsim are just as telling as the story of the perpetrators of and the magnitude of their scams. Nowhere in his essay did Taibbi even use the word “Jew” or even suggest that Jews were behind various scams, he just followed the money and reported on where it led him. The charges of anti-Semitism laid on Matt Taibbi for  simply following the money should lead to many debates on how the Anti-Defamation League sponsored hate crime and cyberbullying laws have on journalism should they be signed into law.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 08:13:45 AM »

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"...while Goldman’s founders a gazillion years ago were apparently Jewish, I seriously doubt that religion plays any role at all in the makeup of the modern Goldman."


Of course not... It's just another wacky conspiracy theory.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 08:14:55 AM »

Wow, when is that old ass card going to stop being played?

If you call out any international banking giant, all of a sudden you are anti-semetic.

I enjoyed the part where the author explained he's not even Arabic, but Philippine, but that no one seemed to care!

LOL! Obviously, his haters didn't even care if what they were saying was based in facts at all.

Wow, every day I hate the world a little bit more
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 01:05:53 PM »


Thanks for posting my stuff!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 02:12:07 PM »

I just realized this is the guy Bill Maher has on his show. The guy is usually a huge tool, like Bill Maher.

I am seeing a trend in MSM idiots, speaking about such 'conspiracies'. Makes you realize 1 thing:


THEY KNOW THE TRUTH.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 02:18:45 PM »

screw race, follow the money is the real (and only) corporate truth

who PROFITS?

qui bono?
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 03:12:25 PM »

Thanks for posting my stuff!

That was you?? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 03:21:56 PM »

I was waiting how long until someone went after him.

As if he wrote an article titled, "Why the Jews have your money."
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 03:42:35 PM »

I watched Maher`s latest show friday and Taibbi was on. Maher defintely cut Taibbi short as he tried explain the crime.

If you ask me,Matt Taibbi has woke up to some big truths.It should be interesting to see what he writes next. My guess he`s found the rabbit hole.
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