Pesky Shareholder Asks John Mack if He Actually Used Foul Language

We couldn’t help notice that some clueless shareholder had the audacity to ask John Mack at the Morgan Stanley annual meeting whether he really told Tim Geithner to go fuck himself in the midst of the financial crisis. Mack has admitted several times that Andrew Ross Sorkin’s account of him in the book “Too Big To Fail” was accurate. Mack’s actual words, according to the book, were, “tell him to get fucked,” or something along those lines.

One shareholder asked Mack whether his portrayal in the book “Too Big To Fail,” New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin’s chronicle of the financial crisis, was accurate — and whether bank executives really used such foul language during tense moments of the crisis.

“The language was probably stronger than what was in the book,” Mack joked.

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14 Responses to “Pesky Shareholder Asks John Mack if He Actually Used Foul Language”

  1. guest says:

    Remind me what Mack has ever done in his career that was worthwhile or helped the company he was running……..

  2. Anonymous says:

    @1, I believe he increased the risk profile of Morgan Stanley to increase trading profits to compete better with Goldman Sachs.


  3. 1,000,000 Crickets says:

    *fucking chirp*

  4. guest says:

    @2 Oh, right….and lost the $11 Billion coin toss on that one….Riiiiight!

  5. Bill Brasky says:

    haha Aaron Ross Sorkin, that ole slapdick

  6. Anonymous says:

    why didn’t someone smack this assclown in the mouth when he tried to read the riot act to reporters in late 08 saying newspapers caused the financial crisis not the banks? Mack, you are 0 for 3 at the banks you ran (into the ground) you shinebox. Mack would be bankrupt if he was not bailed out by tax payer money. he turned morgan into the new merrill lynch; that is not a compliment. now go share a cell with madoff

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mack has more lives than a cat. But you’re right, he hadn’t really done much at MS or CSFB other than get paid, leave and get paid again

  8. Bob Rubin says:


    What’s wrong with that?

  9. Anonymous says:

    what ever came of that insider trading case involving monkey boy?

  10. Skippy says:

    &7 we’re talking about John Mack, but it sounds like Stan O’Neal’s life story.

  11. Anonymous says:

    he seems to have so much nasil hair or is it he has so many nasil hairs that it represent how many insider tips he has given to the hedge fund buddies he has? ioc

  12. @ 11 – nasal, not nasil.

    @8 – you are right, that defines success to me, I am trying hard to emulate, with mixed results so far.

    @6 – my doctor makes house calls on Saturdays, you care for the number? Seem extra tense. JM stepped on you? Poor you, you little twerp. Grow up and start your own LLP and see how that goes. Other than that, you are right on him. You can take him out of the grocery store but the stench of stale bulk Lebanese olive oil (not stone pressed but rather cooked!!!) is still there.

  13. Eric says:

    That is not a clueless shareholder. That is a smart one !!

  14. Gerriellen says:

    What is so uncommon in today’s society to use the phrase” go f–k yourself or any other for that matter…it is daily English vernacular.