I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.
Jason Collins, Sports Illustrated
Even now, Steve Shepard, the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New Yotk, says that he doesn’t read Business Insider. Shepard was the editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek in 2000, and he still holds Blodget partly responsible for the collapse of the market. “I don’t trust him, and I just can’t forgive him for his deceit,” Shepard said. “A lot of people suffered— lost jobs, lost income, lost pensions. Blodget wasn’t the only villian, or even the primary cause of the boom and bust, but he typified the worst of excesses on Wall Street. Blodget was dishonest and deeply cynical. Journalists should be the opposite. It hurts me to see him ply our trade.
Ken Auletta quoting the dean of my alma mater, “Business Outsider,” The New Yorker
Smith is forty-two and bearish, with a salt-and-pepper beard: he looks like a younger Santa Claus after a tour of duty in Iraq and a stop at a tattoo parlor.
Lizzie Widdicombe on Vice C.E.O. Shane Smith, “The Bad-Boy Brand: The Vice guide to the world.,” The New Yorker
Because we’re so good at throwing a party, outside the city New Orleanians might be seen as frivolous, but the fact of the matter is we’re so well-acquainted with death that we know how to live.
John Biguenet, Putting Katrina on Stage
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