Citigroup Fires Bawdy Blogger "Large" Of Takeareport.com

09/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Bess Levin Dealbreaker

As many of you know, Citigroup fired Take A Report editor Michael J. McCarthy this week, who turned out to also be a seven-year veteran of the firm, most recently trading shares of utility and power companies. McCarthy, known as "Large" to the TAR audience never identified himself or the Citi association on the site, though apparently did use his work computer to wax poetic on gang bangs, football, and lazy eyes in his free time.

While we say completely sincerely that it's a tragedy this talented writer had to be fired for a fairly innocuous offense-- C spokeswoman Danielle Romero Apsilos said MJM was "terminated for behavior that violated the firm's code of conduct and policies"--it seems like a no-brainer that if you work at a public company obsessed with asinine corporate protocol (and they all are), this is the sort of shit you should lay off of.

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