TPM coverage of Taibbi, Goldman Sachs: FAIL
I do find it kind of strange that hardly anyone aside from Lambert and Susie Madrak* have treated Matt Taibbi's blockbuster on how Goldman Sachs and their little friends run the world with much seriousness. Even Randi Rhodes apparently prefers to talk about Michael Jackson. I mean, come on.
Well, I thought, gosh, she's just got to be wrong! I mean, with the left blogosphere for us, who can be against us? So I went and looked at how Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo -- TPM being our prime source of muckraking and actual reportage, and they're gunning to replace* Pravda, as I understand it -- covered the Goldman story. What I found may surprise you:
Last "Goldman Sachs" mention on TPM Muckraker: May 22, 2009.
Last "Goldman Sachs" mention on TPM: April 17, 2009.
Why on earth would anybody not think that Taibbi's piece -- or his response to Goldman Sachs -- weren't newsworthy? Goldman Sachs "innovative" financial engineering results in five major bubbles and our tribunes of the people in the left blogosphere have nothing to say? When we're in the midst of a financial crisis?
Josh, you were our hope! Why? Why? Where have you gone? Are you hiking the Appalachian Trail?
Why, oh why, can't we have a better A list?
NOTE * And when I say "replace," I guess I do mean "replace." Unfortunately.