Comments on: Did Charlie Gasparino get Teri Buhl fired? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/ 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: RPS6543 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-26834 Fri, 20 May 2011 06:18:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-26834 Have you followed lately Teri? Seems she has lost her journalistic acumen in lieu personal fight and malignancy. Too much malice… Follow on her desperate fight against fund managers with her blogs on http://www.teribuhl.com/

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By: NewCanaan_CT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-20015 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:34:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-20015 Teri Buhl Arrested:

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/ article/New-Canaan-woman-accused-of-cybe r-harassing-high-778165.php

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By: PaulieJ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12930 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:27:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12930 Buhl’s work is seen in a lot of places in the last two years becuase she’s a freelancer.
I think her job with Greenwich Time was the first time she had been a staff reporter. I’d imagine with the type of investigative reporting she does working as a self employed journalist is the best way to get her stories sold … since the subject and tone varies so much.
I’ve always enjoyed the gritty details she pulls out of people about the deals or funds she reports on. I hope we see her work in a national publication soon. It looks like she is posting news stories at a local Greenwich Blog for now. www.christopherfountain.com
As a Fairfield County resident this is a sad example of what is happening to our ‘civic friendly’ newspapers. We need a non-profit funded online news publication like what San Diego did with Voices of San Diego.

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By: BJWL http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12917 Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:38:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12917 Hmmm… Seems like Buhl used to be at the New York Post but no longer, used to be at Dealbreaker but no longer, and now, Buhl used to be at Greenwich Time but no longer. A pattern?

Maybe I need to spend more time with her work to be be on the same page as all of these admirers here but from what I’ve seen, she’s not much of a journalist. She’s an inflammatory rumor-monger. (And no, I’ve never been a target of any of her stories nor anyone I’m close to.) A long list of people probably wanted her fired.

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By: PAF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12916 Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:42:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12916 Sorry for a late posting, but as an inveterate fan of Teri Buhl’s blunt and honest reporting, I must comment.

I’ve followed Ms. Buhl’s writing for about a year now since first seeing her stories on the NY Post and Dealbreaker.com et al, and although I don’t agree with everything she writes, I think the true journalistic service she provides to the public – and specifically the investing public – is invaluable.

I’m in the real estate finance area of the investment arena myself and certainly everyone hates bad publicity in their own space – and it certainly doesn’t make it easier to raise money. That said, however, I absolutely believe that the hedge fund, private equity, etc. sector needs reporters like Ms. Buhl as a watchdog, because it sure as hell beats the alternative: the possibility of more government regulation.

And government regulation certainly doesn’t work as we saw in the meltdown of the highly regulated mortgage industry and the SEC/Madoff failure.

As tough as the medicine might be in the short-term, the best way to get the government out of the over-regulation business, and to instill greater investor confidence in Hedge Funds et al, is to hope that all the “bad” funds get cleaned up sooner, rather than later – and I can only imagine that there are many, many more bad funds out there waiting to be exposed.

[And a free, obvious hint to the investing public: when a fund, or any business for that matter, begins blaming their current or future performance on bad press: RUN FOR THE HILLS and redeem on the way… Because I have yet to see “bad press” coming early to the party – see developers blaming reporters for the crash of the Florida Condo Market.]

Print media has for years been blaming the Internet for the loss of readers (and advertisers) and perhaps there is some truth to that explanation, but maybe it’s also true that the quality, and as importantly, independence, of this media is getting worse by the day – e.g. it’s still inexplicable that the major business press ignored the numerous red-flags for years and missed the massive Madoff fraud, largely because he was “well liked and respected”.

However, although Ms. Buhl is still a relatively new journalist, I understand from very good sources that her reporting has led to at least 1 or 2 ongoing fraud investigations, and probably will lead to others in the future. So it’s unfortunate that she wasn’t around early enough to catch Bernie…

The obvious fact that the financial press – and again the public – needs more investigative reporters makes it all the more disconcerting that although I admittedly don’t know the specific, real reasons why Ms. Buhl was let go, it does appear to lean to an explanation that some people didn’t like what she wrote about them.

Unfortunately, and tragically, millions of people have lost their jobs in the last couple of years. However, what is at issue here is not the loss of just another job. It’s a reporter being discharged under very questionable grounds – and a reporter’s job is the only private sector job where the freedom to discharge their responsibilities is specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The “rough writing” explanation doesn’t make sense, because I think Ms. Buhl’s writing actually improved in her short stint at Hearst/Greenwich Times, as I’m sure they had good editors.

Also, to be a devil’s advocate, if Ms. Buhl’s writing was a little “rough”, I would think that Hearst/Greenwich Times knew that going in and that was the job of their editors to correct and improve upon her skills.

Ms. Buhl’s strengths are that she has good instincts for a real story. And more importantly, she has the courage to report it.

Courage and instincts are qualities that can’t be coached.

Basically, the once-great news organization Hearst/Greenwich Time has made a deliberate decision to continue ever downward on their path to mediocrity, if they’re not already below that level.

In the end, I’m very sure Ms. Buhl will do very well in her career and I wish her the best.

Frank Harrison

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By: oldtrader http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12890 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:51:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12890 Metter’s home address in backcountry Greenwich is listed on his some of business applications with the state of CT. Sounds ligit to me. There are still photos of his house on the Greenwich Time website so it looks like Hearst stands by publishing home listings if they are in the public domain.
Also Metter’s street address is mentioned in the story The Big Money reported on him.
That was a great report by both Journalist and I think Greenwich citizens should know that their local radio President (Michael Metter) is being investigated by the SEC for a pump and dump stock scam.

@justsaying123 you are likely a penny stock holder of Spongetech or work for Metter if you didn’t enjoy that story.

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By: LurkerDood http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12889 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:37:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12889 Posting a Mapquest link to his house???

Very very dangerous!

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By: JustSaying123 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12866 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:45:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12866 Yes Mr. Salmon, she also printed the home address of that Metter guy in the article she wrote about Spongetech. Worse yet, in the same article, she mentioned that he was away on vacation. It was bad enough to list his specific home address but to also state he was away on vacation? Why didn’t she just post an open invitation to anyone who wanted to rob his house?
Sorry but that is just plain wrong.

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By: TraderMonthly http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12859 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 02:51:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12859 I feel very bad for the Greenwich Time and journalism in general. I have been reading Teri’s work for over 2 years and her scoop gathering is as good as anyone’s. Often her stories have led to state and federal investigations. She has been doing the job of incompetent regulators, save for say the headline friendly ambitions of Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo.

If the editors were satisfied with Teri’s reporting, they should have made an effort to look it over before the news was posted. Or at the very least hire a freelance editor to look it over. Also, blame the economics of journalism. News organizations, now known as “content providers,” have been engaging in a race to the bottom. More original stories, more site hits, more potential ad revenue, produced for as little as possible in cost. I don’t know how much Teri was paid at the GT, but her stories required intensive reporting. Stories of her caliber usually run once a week, not once or twice a day. Teri’s best work has been her long form investigative pieces, which take weeks and months to complete. I look forward to seeing more of them. In the interim, I hope there are editors out there willing to work with her.

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By: oldtrader http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/20/did-charlie-gasparino-get-teri-buhl-fired/comment-page-1/#comment-12851 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:52:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3019#comment-12851 @justsaying – Gasparino’s CT address can found in the white pages along with his phone number. It is under his wife’s name which is available to the public.
I am pretty sure they don’t have kids.

http://greenwichroundup.blogspot.com/201 0/03/032110-charlie-gasparino-has-no-com ment.html

Regardless – based on what else I’ve read about the situation – the firing had nothing to do with printing his home address. Gasparino should be thankful Buhl even wrote about him. It got his name out to Greenwich housewives.

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