According to one theory, yes.

For Goldman it represents a big step toward remaking itself after two years of embarrassment and scandal stemming from the financial crisis. It’s good PR. Goldman gets its name in a headline without the usual accompanying words “settlement,” “foreclosure,” or “bailout.”

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Comments (65)

  1. Posted by JuliusAssangel | January 3, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Probably, they are all idiots with golden scrots and sweaty upper lips.

  2. Posted by hobby menbosche | January 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    for every time i hear about facebook today i will remove one picture or piece of information from my profile

  3. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    co-signed

  4. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Another Goldman scam the SEC should stop immediately. As a private company Facebook shares are limited to 499 investors. Goldman is going to use this investment as a means to circumvent the law. High net worth individuals will own a piece of Facebook via Goldman, while Goldman only counts as a single investor. Stakes will be sold after the Gods hype Facebook to the limit.

    Same song and dance.

  5. Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Lloyd loves doing the Dougie

  6. Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Lloyd loves doing the Dougie

  7. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Is doing the Dougie still, as they say in rap precincts, tight? I thought it was like summer of ’10 thing…

    - obviously not black guy or 18-23 y/o sorority girl

  8. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Is doing the Dougie still, as they say in rap precincts, tight? I thought it was like summer of ’10 thing…

    - obviously not black guy or 18-23 y/o sorority girl

  9. Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    David Weidner is a goddamned idiot, with or without his latest emission. We all know GS is evil – that’s a given; but has all the news about GS been bad, or focused on some real or imagined failure at the company?

    And how in bloody hell would a top-tick in Facebook somehow redeem their reputation?

    This poorly thought out opinion piece adds well to Weidner’s legacy of goddamned idiocy, so he’s got that going for him.

    Which is nice.

  10. Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    I am a black 18 year old sorority girl. I do what I want, go on axe her

  11. Posted by History is a useless degree | January 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    The SEC is probably busy prosecuting somebody more their speed, like some random accountant or a pig farmer or something of that nature.

  12. Posted by History is a useless degree | January 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    The SEC is probably busy prosecuting somebody more their speed, like some random accountant or a pig farmer or something of that nature.

  13. Posted by Guestafarian | January 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Maybe my humor detector is on the fritz, but this doesn’t sound like it was intended to be a joke. I’m really hoping it was.

  14. Posted by Guestafarian | January 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Maybe my humor detector is on the fritz, but this doesn’t sound like it was intended to be a joke. I’m really hoping it was.

  15. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM


    And how in bloody hell would a top-tick in Facebook somehow redeem their reputation?”

    it wouldn’t- did you get the subtle mocking in the headline?

  16. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM


    And how in bloody hell would a top-tick in Facebook somehow redeem their reputation?”

    it wouldn’t- did you get the subtle mocking in the headline?

  17. Posted by Guest | January 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM


    And how in bloody hell would a top-tick in Facebook somehow redeem their reputation?”

    it wouldn’t- did you get the subtle mocking in the headline?

  18. Posted by Jimmy | January 4, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    You totally fucking suck.

  19. Posted by Budfox07 | January 4, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Lloyd doesn’t give a blank about good PR! You know how he feels about us: http://wallstreetbeast.blogspot.com/2011/01/lloyd-to-mankind-fuck-off.html

  20. Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    I suppose I could have been too subtle while sharing Bess’s disdain. That said, Weidner is a goddamned idiot, and it never hurts to highlight that.

    Which I just had another opportunity to do, and for that, I thank you.

  21. Posted by StuckInOhio | January 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Ha circumventing the intent of the law and allowing PWM clients to make questionable investments* at the same time… definition of NKI?

    *I too run my personal portfolio as a VC fund. You only need to hit one out of the park, amirite?

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