Real Fucking Weird: Rolling Stone redeems itself after years of sucking

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Your favorite Led Zeppelin album?  Rolling Stone trashed it.  And if you have a sister, Rolling and Stone doubled teamed her at a frat party and never called back.

Chuck Basss fortune was not tied up in Credit Default Swaps

Chuck Bass's fortune was not tied up in Credit Default Swaps

But here is where I defend them for fucking your sister.  Rolling Stone miraculously hires the best damn political journalists in the country every few years.   Matt Taibbi has been on the beat with Rolling Stone and has already experienced his share of controversey.   In March of 2005, Taibbi wrote a column on his blog entitled The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope.  Clearly this sparked some outrage in the 25% of the United States that call themselves Catholics.

But you’ve got to hand it to Rolling Stone.  They allow their writers to have ultimate creativity in their articles.   With that freedom comes the best damn Bailout article I’ve read this year.   In its 8 pages, Taibbi outlines each bill that was passed, each new financial avenue that was created, and each misstep by the SEC that led to the current financial crisis.   It is somewhat of a swan song, an epitaph for a country that Taibbi sees as doomed to repeat the same mistakes again and again.

This is real reporting.  This is the kind of stuff we need to see on our mainstream news.   Even if 92 out of 100 pages in the magazine are utter crap, this 8 page article is fucking fantastic.  Ergo, it’s Real Fucking Weird.

RWP Rating: 5/5 Real Fucking Weird

FULL STORY: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/26793903/the_big_takeover/1

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One Response to “Real Fucking Weird: Rolling Stone redeems itself after years of sucking”

  1. Real News of the Day: Obama asks GM CEO Rick Wagoner to be scapegoat « Real Weird Politics Says:

    […] Next week, we’ll take a closer look at who and what caused actually caused the economic meltdown.  Until then, I recommend reading Matt Taibbi’s article that I posted earlier.  You can find it here. […]

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