Mar
27
2009

NYT: Home of the 'Insanely Selfish and Greed-Addled'

The New York Times editorial page's lending of space to former AIG financial vice president Jake DeSantis' plea for "us all to reconsider our anger toward the poor overworked employees of his unit" has incurred some of Matt Taibbi's trademark wrath (Alternet, 3/26/09): He acts like he's a victim because he didn't get to keep his after-tax bonus of $742,006.40 in the middle of a global depression. And he really loses his fucking mind when he writes: None of us should be cheated of our payments any more than a plumber should be cheated after he has fixed the pipes […]