The famously pugnacious CNBC contributor takes issue with Taibbi’s rebuttal for the following reasons:
1. “It’s too long.”
2. “Anyone who relies on [Columbia Journalism Review’s] Dean Starkman — one of the least credible sources on good business journalism — is pretty desperate.”
3. “I thought this guy was on assignment? That doesn’t mean you can’t spend 10 minutes on Imus.” [Translation: Taibbi wimped out.]
4. “It’s not a relevant conversation to what’s going on right now…there’s been too much on this subject. What is going on is that Wall Street is embracing risk in a major way again.”
5. “The most compelling thing about the column is the last line: ‘I’m sure you’re all tired of it. I am.'”
But we would still love to see these guys on a CNBC split-screen going to face to face.
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