AKA Matthew C. Taibbi
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Great Derangement
Heir apparent to Hunter S. Thompson as gonzo journalist at Rolling Stone, where he authored a rambling but rock-solid 2009 exposé of Goldman Sachs's role in triggering the 2008 Wall Street crisis and the resulting economic collapse. In his report, Taibbi memorably described Goldman Sachs as "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money".
"I could never run for office. I once wrote an article called “God Can Suck My Dick.” I once threw a pie made of horse sperm at a New York Times reporter. I’m an unmarried drug addict with bad teeth. I think these things pretty much disqualify me."
Father: Mike Taibbi (television reporter)
Wife: (m. 2010)
High School: Concord Academy (1987)
University: Bard College
University: Leningrad State Technical University
Men's Journal Sports Columnist
Rolling Stone Political Reporter
The Moscow Times Sports Editor (former)
Risk Factors: LSD
Author of books:
The eXile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia (2000, with Mark Ames)
Spanking the Donkey: On the Campaign Trail with the Democrats (2005)
Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire (2007)
The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics & Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire (2008)
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010)
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