Fox Business Senior Email Correspondent: Thousands Of Goldman Employees Saw Muppet Movie, Wanted To Talk About It The Next Day

Late last week, investigative reporter Charlie Gasparino came out with a bombshell story: after reading former employee Greg Smith’s allegation that he’d seen and heard colleagues refer to clients as “muppets,” the British term for stupid people, the firm launched an investigation into the claim (e.g. searched emails for said word). On Friday, Gasparino breathlessly reported that while  Goldman did find some muppet mentions, they referred to the Jason Segal film and were not malicious in their intent (quoth CG: “GS found no evidence of malicious muppet talk in emails”).  While a lesser journalist would have been content to take the source at his or her word, Charles Gasparino is no such journalist. He get kept digging on this one and now, amazingly, has more to add:

“People close to Goldman tell FOX Business 98% of the email muppet use referred to the movie. Sources at Goldman also say the malicious muppet use in emails involves name calling among colleagues; apparently at Goldman they call each other muppet. Sources say the firm find no evidence so far to substantiate Smith’s claims that people were talking about clients.”

Stand for updates. This is far from over.

Gasparino on Muppet Movie Referrals in Goldman Emails [FBN]

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59 Responses to “Fox Business Senior Email Correspondent: Thousands Of Goldman Employees Saw Muppet Movie, Wanted To Talk About It The Next Day”

  1. PermaGuestII says:

    HA hahahahahaa!

    -Count von Count

  2. bruschettaboy says:

    Did they also search for the word "fuppet"?

    If not, this inquest is a joke.

  3. Guest says:

    Why do I get the feeling that good ol' Greg Smith was called a muppet one more time than he was willing to stand for…

  4. The Truth says:

    It's digging like this that will finally get Chaz the Pulitzer he deserves

  5. GuyWhosEasilyRiveted says:

    I'm riveted.

  6. Guest says:

    They don't call him "Scoop" for nothing

    – Guy who isn't remotely sure that Charlie has ever been referred to as "Scoop"

  7. Muppet Philosopher says:

    Is it better to be a muppet of a man or a very manly muppet?

  8. NowOnePerson says:

    And in similar news, “people close to the SEC tell anyone who will listen that 98% of google searches for 'tranny hookers' was in reference to some independent film about automobile assembly line workers in Detroit."

  9. Chazbag says:

    Furthermore I’m hearing that after reviewing the emails 97.5% of Goldman employees who saw the movie, enjoyed it. This only bolsters the case for Goldman execs who say that their employees have no ill will toward their clients or the muppet community.Back to you in the studio.

  10. VonSloneker says:

    Those Goldman Sachs bastards take everything pure and good and corrupt it…

    – The Ghost of Jim Henson

  11. Nailz6 says:

    I hope they give their clients great deals on hotel rooms

    – The Moopets

  12. Animal says:

    I want to – eat Greg Smith! Ah-ha-ha-ha

  13. Guest says:

    Only CG and FOX news would post that anyone with an IQ over 90 actually liked (let alone talked about in public) a Jason Segal film.

  14. Guest says:

    …but a search for Fraggle Rock would have resulted in some awkward moments

  15. Media Junkie says:

    I have a feeling Charlie could kick most MD's asses.

  16. Guest says:

    Charlie Gasparino is a bottomless fanny pack of Truth.

    -Ghost of Mike Wallace

  17. BS MD says:

    At a place ending in BS, it was quite common for the London office staff to refer to clients and colleagues as muppets..of course no one put that in an was all verbal!

  18. Big Mama says:

    Ahhh, Charles Gossiparino. The man for whom the word loser was created. Isn't it interesting that a man who is infatuated with the Muppets would have married Miss Piggy. I mean really. Have you ever seen the bitch? OMG. Here's a guy who claims to work out like a construction worker and whose wife wears a sign that says "My ass is soooooo BIG, it takes two dimes and two pay toilets for me to take shit!" I guess that if I were banging Miss Piggy every night, I might have a Muppet infatuation as well.

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