Not to Wildly Speculate But the Fed *Does* Have a Homicidal History
The Greenspan Body Count, the census worker found dead with "FED" scrawled on his chest, that whole JFK conspiracy... the Fed appears to have the homicidal track record to back up my wild speculation so maybe I am not that far out there.
Fuck, if Citigroup is still allowed to be in business, anything is possible.
h/t WC Varones. And yes, this has the dirty Fed all over it. They're becoming like the Green River Killer except without the sleazy mustache. That's not a win in my book, btw, so if someone over there could please get started on growing a really gross stache simply for my entertainment, I'd totally appreciate it. Richard Fisher? Please? You'd look rad with one. I'll give you a pass on your next weak ass speech if you do, just consider it.
Anyway. Anti-Fed media (or pro Fed transparency media, depending on how extreme you want to take this. You know me... more, more, more) lost a soldier and if I had more manners, I might not point out how suspicious this is.
Mark Pittman, the award-winning investigative reporter whose fight to open the Federal Reserve to more scrutiny led Bloomberg News to sue the central bank and win, died Nov. 25 in Yonkers, New York. He was 52.
Pittman suffered from heart-related illnesses. The precise cause of his death wasn’t known, said his friend William Karesh, vice president of the Global Health Program at the Bronx, New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.
A former police-beat reporter who joined Bloomberg News in 1997, Pittman wrote stories in 2007 predicting the collapse of the banking system. That year, he won the Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the highest accolade in financial journalism, for “Wall Street’s Faustian Bargain,” a series of articles on the breakdown of the U.S. mortgage industry.
“He was one of the great financial journalists of our time,” said Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University in New York and the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for economics. “His death is shocking.”
Pittman’s fight to make the Fed more accountable resulted in an Aug. 24 victory in Manhattan Federal Court affirming the public’s right to know about the central bank’s more than $2 trillion in loans to financial firms. He drew the attention of filmmakers Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, who gave him a prominent role in their documentary about subprime mortgages, “American Casino,” which was shown at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival in May.
It's unfortunate. Not only because we need as many as we can get.