Congratulations To Matt Taibbi For Winning Wall St. Cheat Sheet's Best Reporter Award
Damien Hoffman could not have picked a better person for his Wall St. Cheat Sheet Best Reporter Award for Outstanding Journalism: Matt Taibbi. Matt, who effuses just the right amount of gonzo, deadpan, fact, fiction and paranoia, embodies perfectly the qualities of what a real reporter of our Kafkaesque reality should exemplify and strive to - namely, through the grotesque (yet grounded in reality) to bring attention to the small details that the establishment has long sought to keep deep in the shade, in perpetuation of a status quo that has persistently and increasingly benefited just a small minority.
Zero Hedge wholeheartedly agrees with Matt's conclusive observation:
As someone who covered politics for several years and then moved into finance, I think this is a very fertile ground for journalism. There is a lot here to go through. We need more outsiders looking at this insular world because the people who have been covering it have been there so long, they don’t see the forest from the trees anymore.
So, for anyone who wants to get a good story, Wall Street is definitely the place to go right now. There is simply a lot of disgusting behavior that needs to be examined by journalists, and I hope a lot more people look into it.