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Matt Taibbi Explains The LIBOR Bankster Scam

Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer just might have a future as a talk show host if he keeps booking amazing guests like Matt Taibbi for Current TV:

…Barclays CEO Bob Diamond recently resigned after the bank was fined $453 million for its part in the scandal, which involved manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), a key global benchmark for interest rates, by essentially “faking their credit scores,” according to Taibbi. And as Taibbi explains, Barclays couldn’t have acted alone.

“It can’t just be Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland. In fact, it can’t even be four banks or even five banks,” he says. “Really, in the end it’s probably going to come out that it’s going to be all of them … involved in this. And that’s what’s critical for people to understand: that this is a cartel-style corruption.”…

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Call Girl Madam Says Spitzer Is As Boring On TV As He Is In Bed

Parker Spitzer CNNEliot Spitzer’s new show on CNN is admittedly fairly awful (see video), but these are harsh words, Madam! From Radar Online:

It’s a ho-down.

The Manhattan madam who supplied hooker-happy former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer a slew of high priced call girls has labeled his new CNN primetime show a bore – “just like he was in bed”.

“I really found Spitzer to be very boring,” buxom madam Kristin Davis exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “That is sort of synonymous of what the girls told me about him in bed, that he was boring, so I guess the expectations were met.”

Spitzer, former Client-9 of the illegal call girl ring that was busted by the feds in 2008, looked like a “gremlin” in front of the camera, according to the woman who supplied him with hookers.

Davis’ dig was a throwback to when Spitzer infamously blamed “gremlins” for the period in his life when he patronized prostitutes…

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Elliot Spitzer’s Pro-Israel Views On Gaza Blockade Deconstructed and Destroyed

Glenn Greenwald, lawyer and Salon.com contributor, eviscerates disgraced former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer's pro-Israel views on the Gaza blockade situation, on MSNBC: Here's what Glenn had to say about his appearance:
I was just on MSNBC talking about Israel, the Gaza blockade and the flotilla attack with Eliot Spitzer, who was guest-hosting for Dylan Ratigan. It was a rather contentious discussion...
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Eliot Spitzer Is Rehabilitated By The New York Times

Elliot SpitzerSo when did the Times decide that Client Number 9, a/k/a former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, was due for rehabilitation? And why? Today the Times published an op-ed that he co-authored, asking questions about A.I.G.:

We end this extraordinary financial year with news that the Treasury is in discussions with American International Group about selling the taxpayers’ 80 percent ownership stake in that company. The government recently permitted several banks to break free of its potential oversight by repaying loans made during the rescue. But with respect to A.I.G., the Treasury should not move so fast. There is one job left to do.

A.I.G. was at the center of the web of bad business judgments, opaque financial derivatives, failed economics and questionable political relationships that set off the economic cataclysm of the past two years. When A.I.G.’s financial products division collapsed — ultimately requiring a federal bailout of $180 billion — those who had been prospering from A.I.G.’s schemes scurried for taxpayer cover.

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