Search results for: bethany mclean

Professor William Black Flunks Bethany McLean for Giving Hall Passes to Goldman Sachs and Wall Street

I first heard of William K. Black over 20 years ago as the regulator who had stood up to the “Keating 5” and come out the hero of the S&L crisis (in which I gained...
Patrick Byrne
6 min read

On Grandmothers, Dog Food, and Wall Street Porsches (Bethany McLean, Fortune Magazine)

Readers may have noticed my relative absence of late. I assure you that the mission of DeepCapture is often front-of-mind, but to pay the hosting fees and other expenses of our investigative journalism I...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Fortune Magazine Stonewalls Exposure of Bethany McLean Perfidy

Summary – This post contains two emails I sent Fortune Magazine regarding Deep Capture’s work documenting an inappropriate relationship between journalist Bethany McLean and hedge fund Rocker Partners. If after reading this you agree...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

Rocker Partners and Bethany McLean: the smarmiest guys in the room

the evidence shows that Rocker Partners hedge fund first approached Bethany McLean about Fairfax on December 7, 2006. Bethany then met with Rocker Partners employee (and former SEC attorney) Richard Sauer 11 days later,...
Judd Bagley
1 min read

Bethany McLean: your benefit of the doubt is hereby revoked

There’s no sense denying it: reporters depend on sources, and in the mind  of most business journalists, a connected hedge fund manager will always prove a more valuable source than even the CEO of...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

David Einhorn, Cheryl Strauss, and the “Unavailable” Bethany McLean

As will be explored in a subsequent piece, it would be fair to describe my relationship with Bethany McLean of Fortune as “strained”. However, it is not unusual for her to write or call...
Patrick Byrne
14 min read

David Einhorn, Cheryl Strauss, and the "Unavailable" Bethany McLean

As will be explored in a subsequent piece, it would be fair to describe my relationship with Bethany McLean of Fortune as “strained”. However, it is not unusual for her to write or call...
Patrick Byrne
14 min read

Come See the Sausage Being Made

The Washington Post has published an online piece by Abha Bhattarai, who tells me that it (or, I sense, a longer version) will be appearing in the print edition this coming Sunday. This alignment...
Patrick Byrne
27 min read

Philosophy, Poker, & Pigeons

“If you ever sit down at a poker table and in 15 minutes you haven’t figured out who the pigeon is, you’re the pigeon.” – Charlie Munger “When a true genius appears, you can...
Patrick Byrne
16 min read

A Respectful Invitation to All Hoodlums, Cutpurses, Thugs and Assorted Miscreants Named Herein

Mark Mitchell’s writings seem to be striking a nerve, at last. After months of no response but silence, in the last few weeks DeepCapture has suddenly been receiving all manner of Nasty-Grams and intimidating...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read