Occupy Wall Street is a nascent phenomenon, whose future relevance to American politics, if any, is unknown. But it's already served as a useful window into the psychology of much of our gatekeeper media.
Once upon a time, 2-1/2 years ago, just as the financial crisis was starting to deliver a series of swift kicks to the stock market's nether regions, CNBC was a terrific, informative, "must-watch" business news channel. Then something happened.
Geithner has distinguished himself as the Joe Lieberman of the Obama Administration. The "Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission" cannot succeed because the Secretary of the Treasury doesn't want it to succeed.