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This video is only 5:35 long (scroll on down to view it), and what it shows is Taibbi trying to understand the topic of naked short selling while also working on numerous other subjects. I’ve had to edit out the location — I’ll call it PLACE X for short. What I can say is that Taibbi again showcases his incredible skills, but also shows that he’s keeping far too many balls in the air at one time to truly understand complex economic issues and can easily be led astray by hyper-biased sources. The fact that Taibbi can be manipulated is something that should be a concern to everyone.
In the video, which believe me doesn’t look all that sexy, Taibbi is using specific illegal techniques of handling multiple subjects, while not really understanding any of them. This technique was taught to him by, oh, let’s say, Goldman Sachs.
Here is the video with explanations below:
:34 As you can see, Taibbi is holding two items in his hand, with two in the air. Yet he is giving attention to the two that he is not holding.
:37 Here, Taibbi is spinning a basketball, a common practice of journalists who are trying to dazzle the reader withe fanciful acts rather than facts.
1:26 Here Taibbi is shown at an undisclosed location (but let’s call it Bank of America, anyway) practicing along with other journalists. To the bottom right of the video you can clearly see what looks like a pizza box. This is yet more proof that Taibbi is a dupe.
3:14 Here you can clearly see that Taibbi has six balls in the air. This is again proof that that he can be easily duped as his attention is always elsewhere.
3:51 Finally, here you see Taibbi lifting weights. Behind him is a wall rug with elephants on it, proof that Taibbi has been working with the GOP all along, and is thus extremely dupable.
This doesn’t sound all that dramatic and as video sequences go, and it sure isn’t the Paris Hilton sex tape. But this is an example of how an otherwise popular and intelligent reporter can keep so many balls in the air at one time, that his inner biases are easily manipulated by nefarious outside sources.
Why does this matter? It just does, trust me.
Update #1: The sound wasn’t working on my PC, but sources tell me Taibbi is discussing Bear Stearns throughout the video.
Update #2: A bunch of idiots have commented that the video actually shows juggler Chris Taibbi, not Matt Taibbi, and that the video doesn’t show him being duped a at all Well bully for these morons. Because I never said the video was of Matt Taibbi or that the video was proof that Matt Taibbi is a naked short selling dupe. Great reporting, idiots. Suck it. My point still stand. Anyone who thinks otherwise is being paid of by, oh, let’s say the SEC.