Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Assistant Quote of the Day
"Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal? We’re trying to figure out how much we should be worried about all of this. Is this going to turn into a personal safety problem?”
-- Anonymous bank CEO to New York Times financial reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin
This revealing line comes from a piece published in yesterday's Times, the first Sorkin has written on the Occupy Wall Street movement. I know this because Glenn Greenwald, predictably, is complaining about the tone of the piece, why it took Sorkin this long to get around to writing it, and the fact that his decision to take on the assignment seems to have come at the request of the very bank CEO referenced above.
I'd suggest taking a look at Sorkin's column and judging for yourself what you think of it, then check out Greenwald's pedantic dissection of it -- if for no other reason than to see Glenn Greenwald actually refer to someone as displaying "characteristically snotty, petty, pseudo-intellectual condescension" with what I assume is a straight face.