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Matt Taibbi

Matt TaibbiAKA Matthew C. Taibbi

Born: 2-Mar-1970

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

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 exposť 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, one child)

    High School: Concord Academy (1987)
    University: Bard College
    University: Leningrad State Technical University

    First Look Media (2014-)
    Men's Journal Sports Columnist
    Rolling Stone Political Reporter (2004-14)
    The eXile (Moscow) (1997-2002)
    The Moscow Times Sports Editor
    The Moscow Times (1992-97)
    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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