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Matt Taibbi

'Epic Managerial Incompetence': First Look Staffer Quits, Publishes Tell-All In Politico

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media

Ken Silverstein joined First Look Media because it promised the freedom to pursue "fearless journalism." But after a mere 14 months at eBay founder Pi...

Ken Silverstein Resigns From First Look, Blasts Company's 'Incompetence'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

First Look Media is going through yet another messy break up with one of its journalists. Investigative reporter Ken Silverstein announced over th...

A Whistleblower's Horror Story

Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

One of America's ugliest secrets is that our own whistleblowers often don't do so well after the headlines fade and cameras recede....

Matt Taibbi: American Sniper 'Almost Too Dumb To Criticize'

Rolling Stone | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies ...

First Look Media Launches Reported.ly

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Media

In light of mass resignations at The New Republic, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar may be setting an example for tech billionaires trying a hand in the...

Matt Taibbi: I'm 'Mortified And Sorry' For Rolling Stone UVA Story

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media

Matt Taibbi took to Twitter Saturday morning to express how "mortified and sorry" he is for those affected by Rolling Stone's recent -- and unraveling...

Michael Calderone

First Look Media Shuts Down High-Profile Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- First Look Media announced Tuesday that the company is shutting down Racket, a never-launched satirical digital magazine that had been hel...

Michael Calderone

John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker Media. Cook left his perch as Ga...

Bank Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Democracy Now!

A year ago the DOJ announced that the banking giant JPMorgan Chase would avoid criminal charges by agreeing to pay $13 billion to settle claims that it had routinely overstated the quality of mortgages it was selling to investors. But how did the bank avoid prosecution for committing fraud that helped cause the 2008 financial crisis?

Matt Taibbi: ‘Commenting On Paul Carr Is Completely Beneath My Dignity'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist Matt Taibbi doesn’t entertain the haters. PandoDaily's editorial director Paul Carr published a piece last week -- ironically titled ...

WATCH: Matt Taibbi And JPMorgan Chase Whistleblower Explain $9 Billion Cover-Up

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Matt Taibbi, the notoriously hard-hitting journalist known for his work with Rolling Stone, published a searing article on Thursday revealing what he ...

Matt Taibbi On Leaving First Look Media: ‘I Am Sad That It Didn't Work Out'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.08.2014 | Media

Journalist Matt Taibbi joined HuffPost Live on Friday afternoon to discuss his latest article on JPMorgan Chase and whistle-blower Alayne Fleischmann,...

Michael Calderone

Matt Taibbi Leaves First Look Media, Raising Questions About Company's Direction

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Journalist Matt Taibbi has left First Look Media, eight months after joining the billionaire-backed startup and before ever launching the ...

Matt Taibbi Disappears From Omidyar's First Look Media

New York Magazine | Andrew Rice | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media

Matt Taibbi, the star magazine writer hired earlier this year to start a satirical website for billionaire Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media, has take...

Will the Law Finally Catch Up to Goldman Sachs?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from egregious misdeeds, if not outright illegal conduct, and horrible publicity.

The Hedge Fund That Ate Chicago

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

There's a battle royale raging in Chicago. It pits hedge funds, the Chicago financial exchanges, real estate interests and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the one side, against public employee unions and community groups on the other.

The Real Retirement Crisis

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.

Matt Taibbi: America Has A 'Profound Hatred Of The Weak And The Poor'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have "a profound hatred of the weak and the poor." That's one claim the former Rolli...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

David Gregory Gets Called Out

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Matt Taibbi called out David Gregory on Thursday while lamenting the media's treatment of Glenn Greenwald. Taibbi announced Thursday that he is le...

WHOA: Matt Taibbi Joins Glenn Greenwald At New Media Company

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.20.2014 | Media

Longtime Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi announced on Wednesday night that he is leaving the magazine to launch his own website with First Look M...

Jason Linkins

Joe Scarborough Is Mad At Matt Taibbi For Writing About Stuff On The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

"Pot makes you dumb," asserts Joe Scarborough, in POLITICO, eventually concluding, "I have found that all too often, pot just makes you dumb." Yet, in...

Zach Carter

Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...

Taibbi: 'Defaulting Is Just Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

The looming government shutdown could be terrible for the economy. Yet, Congress could do even more damage if it refuses to raise the debt ceiling, f...

WATCH LIVE: Who Matt Taibbi Wants To Run For President In 2016

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi joins HuffPost Live and gives a ringing endorsement for Senator Elizabeth Warren when it comes to the 201...