Comments on: Michael Froman and the revolving door http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NorthShore http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/comment-page-1/#comment-9930 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:49:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/#comment-9930 While I admire Matt Taibbi’s journalism–and his chutzpah–there is an egregious error in one of the paragraphs you quoted. Jamie Rubin, former State Department spokesman, is not Bob Rubin’s son. His father is named Harvey, according to a New York Times story about his 1998 wedding to Christiane Amanpour.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/09/style/ weddings-jamie-rubin-christiane-amanpour .html

Bob Rubin does have a son named James, but he’s not the James cited in Taibbi’s article. Rolling Stone’s fact checkers really dropped the ball on this one.

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By: eddieblack http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/comment-page-1/#comment-9929 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:40:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/#comment-9929 polit2k, what are Matt Taibbi’s factual errors in his latest Rolling Stone article? And what are president Obama’s real failures? Or isn’t his continuation of Bush’s war on terror and bank bailout policies at the expense of domestic needs failure enough?

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By: polit2k http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/comment-page-1/#comment-9928 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:13:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/11/michael-froman-and-the-revolving-door/#comment-9928 From: TAPPED

Matt Taibbi has done it again — written a nightmare of a story for Rolling Stone on Obama’s economic sell-out of his campaign. The piece is a factual mess, a conspiracy theorist’s dream, doesn’t even indict Obama for his real failures (which I’ll discuss in a post later today) and of course invokes the cold hands of Bob Rubin like a bogeyman at every turn. This is pernicious for a lot of journalistic reasons, but politically it’s bad for progressives beacuse conspiracy theories stand in the way of good policy analysis and good activism, replacing them with apathy and fear. Here we go:

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tappe d_archive?month=12&year=2009&base_name=o h_matt_taibbi#

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