“On the five-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff outing himself as the world’s most notorious white-collar criminal, the financial world still hasn’t learned some simple lessons. First, business journalists should stop listening to the fraudster himself. His multibillion-dollar scam caused at least three people to take their own lives, including his son Mark — yet Madoff remains mostly unrepentant and uncooperative. He continues to blame “the greed of others” and loves to offer his opinions on how Wall Street really works…Truth be told, I’m one of those reporters who spoke to Madoff in the years since he turned himself in. He banned me from contacting him in prison after I concluded a couple of years ago that he’s a delusional sociopath. It was one of the proudest days of my life.” [NYP]

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  1. Posted by guest | December 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    charlie "freud" gasparino

  2. Posted by guest | December 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    oh god i'd love to see cg as a shrink.

  3. Posted by guest | December 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    "ya fucking mother smothered you as a kid and she still smothers you as an adult"

  4. Posted by Rebecca M. | December 11, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    "It was one of the proudest days of my life, that didn't involve a steam room”

  5. Posted by redwood509 | December 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Keep it up Dr. your patients need your energetic deliveries!

  6. Posted by Hobbes | December 11, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    "He banned me from contacting him in prison after I concluded a couple of years ago that he’s a delusional sociopath."

    Pot meet kettle.

  7. Posted by Guest | December 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I'm conflicted; on the one hand, I bet Charlie is pretty gassed about getting banned by Madoff, but at the same time… should Madoff really get to choose his 'guests/zoo visitors'? At some level, don't they deserve one another?

  8. Posted by guest | December 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    golf clap

  9. Posted by guestie | December 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    I'm sorry, I can't hear you through terrorist fonts.