Taibbi severely undermined his journalistic credibility this week by retweeting the rantings of a crackpot, fringe left conspiracy theorist on the Donna Brazile/DNC/Hillary Clinton non-scandal.
While many are mocking Trump for his latest verbal gaffe, the truth is that the president could be suffering from a serious mental disorder that warrants intervention and treatment
Taibbi traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to cover a campaign style rally at the end of last month and saw first hand how unhinged the president has become, and witnessed noticeable bemusement amongst his followers.
Appealing shamelessly to the anti-immigrant right (basically those who vote for him) gives Trump the political cover he desperately needs.
Saying centrism is over before the French elections is like declaring the Falcons Super Bowl champions at halftime.
The mega edition of Banter M is now out!!!
The steady drip of scandal, controversy and general shit-you-just-can't-make-up that is the Trump era today brings us this nugget of pure ironic gold.
With the latest revelation that the Russians may potentially have incredibly damaging intel on Trump and are using it for leverage, Matt Taibbi is calling for immediate action and a full scale public inquiry.
I love the guy, but when he misses the mark, he misses it big time.
As a big fan of Matt Taibbi's excellent journalism over the years, I was dismayed to read his latest Rolling Stone column on the Brexit debacle in Europe that was, quite frankly, shockingly ignorant.
Poor David Brooks -- the New York Times columnist who has spent his career feeding the egos of America's upper classes with moralistic fables of economic darwinism and the need for blacks to adopt their values, is not having a good time.
If you've followed Matt Taibbi's career for the past decade, you have probably come to wait with bated breath for the latest installment of his epic Tom Friedman takedowns -- and his latest does not disappoint.
Despite the media's relentless attempts to distract voters from real issues, Bernie Sanders is amazingly sticking to his script of focusing on matters that, well, actually matter.
Poor old Bobby Jindal - the world's least inspiring politician really is doing his best to pull the rug out from Donald Trump's feet to regain the momentum he never had in the Republican primary.
JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon helped drive the global economy into the dirt by selling toxic mortgage backed securities. All is well though, as Dimon is now a billionaire. Too bad for the tax payer, who unwittingly paid for it all.
It's not you. It's us.
They're dropping like flies.
Taibbi appears to be taking the high road.
America is a proud 'home ownership society'. The problem is, Americans don't really own their homes, someone else does and they will take it from you when you stop paying them.
What a fucking mess.
On a personal level, I won't bullshit on this: I'm glad Taibbi left First Look. From the beginning I felt like he was going there to die.
There is a worrying trend amongst Obama supporters - the complete inability to fault the President for anything, even when it's obvious he screwed up. Case in point- Obama's complete failure to regulate Wall St.
What the hell is Taibbi smoking? In an interview with Democracy Now!, the newly minted First Look Media editor and former Rolling Stone polemicist was asked a preposterous question, and naturally responded with a preposterous answer. The question: "Who was tougher on corporate America, President Obama or President Bush?"
Taibbi's always aligned himself with the Greenwald/Scahill crowd, so this move shouldn't come as a surprise; Greenwald probably began trying to entice Taibbi away from Rolling Stone as soon as he came onboard First Look. As expected, he's helping to staff the place with people who can co-exist with him in terms of their anti-establishment bona fides. The problem here is two-fold.
It's Friday, so kick back, relax and pore over these headlines and internet goodies while you wait to bail and go get to drinking.
The money men in the Republican party are clearly aware that they have a very, very big problem going into the midterms in 2014 and the general election in 2016. The problem? Their party is made up of 'fools' - apparently something they're now getting serious about
A comment like this would be tone-deaf if these people were capable of shame, since tone-deafness indirectly implies that the person singing is actually trying to hit the note. Guys like Robert Benmosche aren't. They know full-well what they're saying and simply don't care.
It's Friday, so sit back, relax, and read this stuff while pretending to work. Then bail early and go play Grand Theft Auto V. It's what I'm gonna do.
Tom Friedman, The New York Time's meaningless columnist in chief published one of his best pieces yet last week - a true testament to his ability to regurgitate banal pseudo intellectual garbage week after week.