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Gawker: Help Us Decode Bain Files

Site posts cache of financial documents
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2012 4:41 PM CDT
Gawker: Help Us Decode Bain Files
Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Hobbs, N.M.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Gawker is slowly assembling an investigative report on Bain Capital, and it wants your help (though it might help if you're a tax attorney or an accountant). The site has acquired a trove of internal files that "reveal the mind-numbing, maze-like, and deeply opaque complexity" of Mitt Romney's former company, writes John Cook. And "we don't pretend to be qualified to decode them in full." So they're posted here—all 950 pages of audits, financial statements, etc. We're already confused: Entities mentioned include "Sankaty High Yield Partners II LP" and "GS 2002 Exchange Place Fund LP." (Read more Gawker stories.)

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