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.