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Matt Taibbi Picks Substack Over Twitter

Journalist objects to new restrictions on links and tweets

(Newser) - A journalist once chosen by Elon Musk to help write the " Twitter Files " project has broken with the platform and its owner. Matt Taibbi said the issue is Twitter's new restrictions on links and tweets about Substack, Forbes reports. The rules were enacted after the announcement of...

Musk's Surprise Friday Drop: Twitter's Hunter Biden Files
Musk's Surprise Friday
Leak: 'The Twitter Files'

Musk's Surprise Friday Leak: 'The Twitter Files'

Writer Matt Taibbi posts internal convos on story on Hunter Biden's laptop, but not everyone's impressed

(Newser) - If tech reporters on the Twitter/Elon Musk beat thought they were going to get an early start to the weekend on Friday, a late afternoon tweet by Musk himself dashed those hopes. "What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at...

Tucker Carlson Changes His Tune on Putin

Also, Matt Taibbi apologizes to readers for an incorrect assessment

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is now adopting a much different tone on Vladimir Putin than the one he used earlier in the week. "I don't think anybody approves of what Putin did," the Fox host said on his show Thursday night, per the Los Angeles Times . "I certainly...

Matt Taibbi: Left and Right Have Switched Sides

He says liberals now guilty of authoritarian abuses they once railed against

(Newser) - Not too long ago, the left used to ridicule the right for authoritarian abuses. These days, however, it's the left guilty of those same abuses, writes journalist Matt Taibbi at his website . What's more, the leading press outlets aren't talking about this switch in roles. It's...

Matt Taibbi: Mass Hysteria Over Putin Is Embarrassing

'Rolling Stone' writer is disturbed by the craziness he sees in media, politics

(Newser) - Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone thinks there should be an independent investigation into President Trump's ties to Russia. But until that inquiry or any other turns up actual evidence of collusion into the 2016 election, he also thinks people need to calm down. Because what's unfolding right now,...

Milo 'Isn't Going Away'
Inside Milo Yiannopoulos'
Dizzying Rise and Fall

Inside Milo Yiannopoulos' Dizzying Rise and Fall

Matt Taibbi predicts we haven't seen last of provocateur

(Newser) - With his book deal , CPAC speaking gig , and job at Breitbart now history, this hasn't been the greatest week for Milo Yiannopoulos, but it would be a mistake to think we've seen the last of him, writes Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone . The alt-right provocateur will now take...

JPMorgan Report Brings Back Calls to Break Up Banks

'Epic breakdown' in oversight led to $6B loss

(Newser) - A Senate subcommittee report on JPMorgan Chase has slammed America's biggest financial institution so hard for trying to hide $6 billion in losses tied to the "London Whale" fiasco that business analysts are once again talking about the need to break up the biggest banks, reports Bloomberg . JPMorgan...

Romney or Obama, This Election's Outcome 'Sucks'

Matt Taibbi wants everyone to chill out and admit the world won't end

(Newser) - Pretty much everyone is glad that "after eighteen months of relentless, ear-splitting propaganda," in which horse race-obsessed pundits spent "day after day swinging the heavy horseshit-hammer of Thor, braining us with one meaningless made-up controversy after another," that this election is about to be over, Matt...

Romney's Campaign a Lie of 'Historic Dimensions'

Mitt Romney rails against debt, but he got rich by creating it, Matt Taibbi argues

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's entire campaign is built around debt—he once described the nation's debt as a "prairie fire" getting "closer to the homes and children we love." Which makes the whole affair "a shimmering pearl of perfect political hypocrisy," writes Matt Taibbi for...

Obama Just Legalized Fraud
 Obama Just Legalized Fraud 
Matt Taibbi

Obama Just Legalized Fraud

Matt Taibbi on why the JOBS Act 'couldn't suck worse'

(Newser) - Did you enjoy the dot-com bubble? Well, expect a replay on an even bigger scale, because last week President Obama signed a bill that, according to Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone , "will very nearly legalize fraud in the stock market." The JOBS Act is ostensibly designed to make...

Bank of America Is a Crime Syndicate
 Bank of America Is 
 a Crime Syndicate 
Matt Taibbi

Bank of America Is a Crime Syndicate

Matt Taibbi: It's 'ripping off virtually everyone'

(Newser) - Matt Taibbi gives Bank of America the " vampires squid " treatment today, savaging "the ultimate Too Big to Fail bank" as "a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless criminal conspiracies we'll all be paying for until the end of time," in a lengthy Rolling ...

Hey, Wall Street: Shut Up About Bonuses
 Hey, Wall Street: 
 Shut Up About Bonuses 
Matt Taibbi

Hey, Wall Street: Shut Up About Bonuses

Matt Taibbi says bankers are still overpaid

(Newser) - Matt Taibbi was incredulous when he read a recent New York piece in which Wall Street denizens whined that Dodd-Frank was limiting their bonuses. "I watch what I spend," one banker lamented, "but my girlfriend likes to eat good food," which adds up fast. "Quelle ...

Bloomberg Has 'Marie Antoinette Moment' on OWS

Mayor reveals 'arrogant aristocrat' nature with comments: Matt Taibbi

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rant against Occupy Wall Street protesters was his "Marie Antoinette moment"—like the famous "let them eat cake," it is the kind of comment that "allows us to see under his would-be hip centrist Halloween mask and look closely at the...

Occupy Wall Street Isn't the Same Old Left vs. Right
Occupy Wall Street Isn't
the Same Old Left vs. Right
Matt Taibbi

Occupy Wall Street Isn't the Same Old Left vs. Right

Matt Taibbi thinks the media's missing how big this movement could be

(Newser) - Now that Occupy Wall Street has picked up steam, brace yourself for a “fusillade of attempts” to “force these demonstrations into the liberal-conservative blue-red narrative,” writes Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone . Already Democrats are claiming credit for the movements, and Republicans are vilifying it. It’s a...

Laughing at Bachmann Only Makes Her Stronger

People aren't voting for Bachmann, they're 'voting against us'

(Newser) - "Michele Bachmann has found the flaw in the American Death Star," Matt Taibbi writes in a long and (typically) profane profile of the Tea Party queen for Rolling Stone . "She is a television camera's dream, a threat to do or say something insane at any time,...

Reporter-on-Reporter Violence: Coffee-Hurling

Matt Taibbi not one to take criticism lightly, fellow scribe reveals

(Newser) - Star reporter Matt Taibbi apparently has a thin skin. In a new Vanity Fair piece, James Verini sets out to tell the story of The Exile, the irreverent Russian magazine the Rolling Stone and True/Slant writer helped start. The Russian government shut the publication down in 2008—though founder Mark...

Palin: Our First WWE Politician
 Palin: Our First WWE Politician 
Matt Taibbi

Palin: Our First WWE Politician

Pick an asshole, any asshole, and she'll rock the house

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is America’s “first WWE politician,” barren of actual political ideas but on a crusade against “assholes,” Matt Taibbi writes. The governor-turned-author is “a cartoon combatant who inspires stadiums full of frustrated middle American followers who will cheer for her against whichever villain...

Obama's a Fraud; Elect the TARP Queen
 Obama's a Fraud; 
 Elect the 
 TARP Queen 
Matt Taibbi

Obama's a Fraud; Elect the TARP Queen

Time to face it, Obama's not delivering

(Newser) - Almost a year into his presidency, Barack Obama appears to suck. He hasn’t closed Guantanamo Bay, health care reform is a debacle, and worst of all, he’s “completely whiffed” on fixing Wall Street, “siding with the financial status quo, who happen to be the bad guys,...

Goldman Nemesis Says Bank Misleading Lawmakers

(Newser) - Matt Taibbi, who portrayed Goldman Sachs as evil personified in a much-discussed Rolling Stone article over the summer, has the bank in his sights again. In his blog on True/Slant, Taibbi accuses Goldman of misleading and purposely confusing lawmakers about the practice known as naked short selling as new financial...

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