Taibbi Sparks Goldman Firestorm

Eddie Braverman's picture
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Is Lloyd Blankfein actually Darth Vader? The scathing article published earlier this week in Rolling Stone makes a compelling case that has the web churning out conspiracy theories right and left. In case you missed it, here is the article:


But what may have started as a brush fire is now starting to rage, with primetime coverage of the Goldman "scandal" and some pretty blatant plagiarism on the part of Glenn Beck:

I'm a big fan of conspiracy theories, personally, because most of them are really creative. But you have to admit, where there's smoke there is usually fire, so I wouldn't be surprised if there was some truth in all this.

In either case, Goldman's tepid apologies for "participating in the market euphoria" aren't getting them much sympathy.