Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Note

Megan McArdle has, unsurprisingly, gone a little too far with her latest post on Matt Taibbi, which is less an attack on his work and more an attack on his competence. Since The Atlantic has seldom or never bothered to rein in her incompetence, she does not recognize the proper boundaries of professionalism and good taste. I have delayed refuting it because I was devoutly hoping someone else would, and now I see Taibbi will answer McArdle when he has more time. (Phew!)

Barry Ritholtz also responds regarding McArdle's ridiculous statement that since there was no one villain, nobody was to blame.

ADDED: And of course the great Glenn Greenwald regarding Goldman Sachs, and McArdle in passing.

ADDED (2): MonkeyBusinessBlog analyzes McArdle's "takedown" as well. Part 1. Part 2.


Downpuppy said...

"bizarre freakout"!

Yep, he's devastated.

Ken Houghton said...

Greenwald's "reverent apologists and servile defenders" is Really Nice.

Susan of Texas said...

Yes, those quotes were great. Attacking her attitude as servile is a good approach, since it might actually hurt her pride.