Affleck, particularly interested in TARP--which he called "a miss"--leveled harsh criticism of Henry Paulson, and Newsweek's "King Henry" cover from September.
"Newsweek, I feel like, is basically culpable for the first [$350 billion]," Affleck said. "They did like this hagiography on Paulson. Did you read that?"
He continued: "They did that and they made it very difficult--it was one of many factors that made it difficult for people to say, [inaud] hold on a second, what is the difference between now and a week from now? Why can't we examine this more closely? Can we talk about this? Why is it that we can't have more transparency in this piece of legislation?"
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