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    Goldman Sachs Suggests NYTimes Sleep With One Eye Open

    On Tuesday afternoon, an article appeared over at the Times that referred to Lloyd Blankfein as the “former” CEO of Goldman Sachs. As Blankfein is very much the current chief executive, a correction was issued. …teeing the bank up for the deployment of some corporate Twitter account sass.

    / Apr 16, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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    Recommended Reading From Herbalife

    Perhaps you noticed that The New York Times spilled a very great deal of ink on Bill Ackman’s crusade against Herbalife on Sunday. In short, sayeth the Grey Lady: Ackman spent $1 billion betting that Herbalife was a fraud and has spent the ensuing 15 months or so asking people in power to prove his […]

    / Mar 11, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    Erin Callan Is Perfectly Happy, Damnit

    The former Lehman CFO is mystified that her recent New York Times column would make people think she was unhappy.

    / Mar 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    What? It’s Not Like He Hit The Button For Every Floor To Make The Ride As Awkward As Possible

    A few months ago, I was standing in a crowded elevator when Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, stepped in. When he saw me, he said in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear: “Why does The New York Times hate the banks?” It’s not The New York Times, Mr. Dimon. It […]

    / Apr 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Bonus Watch ’12: First Year Times Op-Ed Contributors

    The New York Times, drawing criticism for running an op-ed by a former Goldman Sachs executive attacking the bank, said the piece was one of thousands of unsolicited submissions it receives weekly. “We got it by e-mail,” New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal said in a telephone interview. Smith was paid about $150 […]

    / Mar 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    Carl Icahn Gives The Times A Piece Of His Mind

    About six weeks back, investor Carl Icahn announced he’d be closing the hedge fund he opened in 2004. The move- and the fact that Icahn is 75 years old- got the Times thinking. Thinking things like 1) Icahn’s getting up there in years and might die soon (as evidenced by the headline “The Raider In […]

    / Apr 25, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Did Goldman Sachs Have Something To Do With A New York Times Columnist’s Departure?

    We have no reason to believe such is the case! We simply offer up the timing of the aggressively awkward interview with Goldman Sachs’ Abby Joseph Cohen, the interviewer’s resignation several days later, and The Power Of The Squid. [NYO via DI]

    / Feb 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    Paul Krugman And Andy Ross Sorkin Still Not Seeing Eye To Eye

    Krugman and Sorkin told me that they talked Thursday. Sorkin said the conversation was “very cordial.” Krugman called it “not much fun.” They agreed that they disagree on the definition of nationalization. Earlier: “Andrew Ross Sorkin Owes Several People An Apology” Dueling Columnists [NYT]

    / Apr 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    “Andrew Ross Sorkin Owes Several People An Apology”

    That’s a headline over at Sorkin’s employer this morning, written by colleague Paul Krugman. No response yet from Sorkin, who’s either a) sweating bullets b) having a good laugh about this with his new Hollywood friends or c) soaking a rag in chloroform and preparing to enter Krugs’s office and rub it on his face […]

    / Apr 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    How Does Andrew Ross Sorkin Reel In His Sources?

    The big New York profile on Times Boy Andrew Ross Sorkin is out today. Gabe Sherman tells us all about the jealousy the DealBook editor has inspired among his colleagues, what with his big (for a journalist) paycheck, his fame, and, most especially, his Rolodex of BSD sources. There’s been a lot of alleged trash […]

    / Nov 9, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    Voodoo Economics Gets Stein Canned

    Imagine for a moment, on some overlooked island chain in the heart of the South Pacific, an otherwise obscure tribe has lived quietly for hundreds of years. Suppose further that their culture happens to have 27 different words for the concept of “Irony,” each possessed of a fantastically unique and nuanced umbra of distinctive interpretation. […]

    / Aug 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Media to Assist In Resolving Credit Crisis By Coloring Truth In Other Direction For Now

    Fortunately, the media, typically tasked with inflaming tense situations as much as possible, has agreed to shift the focus in the other direction for a while. Fresh on the heels of very serious and very determined corrections to avoid the wrath of Andrew Cuomo’s financial thought police, the New York Times covers the emergent phenomenon, […]

    / Sep 22, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    I Want To See Subpoenas At 620 Eighth Avenue Yesterday

    We have the best readers in all of finance. Yes, they have names like “MostOffensive,” but they catch big ones for us now and then. The reality is that the media can do far more damage far more quickly than short sellers ever will. Shall we call for them to face criminal charges for their […]

    / Sep 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    Ken Langone Hates The New York Times

    Legendary Wall Streeter Ken Langone, who once attempted to purchase the New York Stock Exchange, hurled insults at the New York Times this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He was describing an op-ed he’s been working on for the Wall Street Journal about his long battle with disgraced former New York governor and Eliot Spitzer. […]

    / Jul 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    Our Obsession With Ownership
    Notes From The Ruins Of The Ownership Society

    Homeownership is overrated and the government went too far in pushing it on the American people, Paul Krugman writes in today’s New York Times. He suggests it’s time for America to “drop the obsession with ownership.” We couldn’t agree more. Four months ago we wrote: “The social engineering program entitled the ‘ownership society’ has failed […]

    / Jun 23, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    Proxy Battle At The New York Times

    It is, officially, on. A dissident investor stepped up pressure on The New York Times Co. Friday, formally proposing its own slate of four directors and saying the company needs to take more drastic action to compete online. Harbinger Capital, an investment firm that now owns about 19 percent of the company, filed its own […]

    / Feb 29, 2008 at 1:59 PM

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