Even the New York Times notes the eerie connection.
You mean that all-time schemer Bernie Madoff isn’t the only crook in town?
Even with 40,000 cops, the NYPD doesn’t have enough crimefighters to round up all of the city’s crooks. They didn’t even nab Madoff; the goniff’s sons turned him in.
So which crooks do you think the NYPD is scrambling to arrest: the common criminals who robbed other people’s banks or the Wall Street investment bankers who robbed their own banks?
In other crime news, Fox notes that if you let your fingers do the talking — that means all of you — you’re getting ripped off. From the Murdoch channel’s “Text Rip-Off? Pricey Messages ‘Cost Virtually Nothing’ to Carriers”:
In 2008, 2.5 trillion messages were sent from cell phones worldwide, up 32 percent from the year before, according to the Gartner Group and reported by the New York Times. But, what also rose in the last three years was the price — doubling from 10 to 20 cents per message while the industry consolidated from six major carriers to four.
Speaking of getting fucked, the New Yorker reviews the new edition of The Joy of Sex.
Don’t grab your partner or your box of tissues yet. Anticipation is part of the pleasure, so for now, keep both hands on the keyboard and click on the following items …
NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
N.Y. Post: ‘BONEHEADS CALL COPS ON SELVES’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘In Gaza Campaign, Israel Seeks To Change the Rules of the Game’
N.Y. Times: ‘In Housing Fall, Breaking Up Is Harder to Do’
N.Y. Post: ‘Grinch In Gift Pinch’
New Yorker: ‘Laura Bush shops a memoir’
N.Y. Post: ‘FURY AT DAD’S BIG LIE’
Furious family members are horrified that a Holocaust survivor concocted a story that the girl who became his wife saved him from starvation by tossing apples and bread over a concentration-camp fence.
Ken Rosenblat, the son of Holocaust hoaxer Herman Rosenblat, said he knew of the lie “for many years” but couldn’t stop his 79-year-old dad from spreading it.
Wall Street Journal: ‘Airlines Grab Cash Amid Crunch’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘Eric Mangini’s end with the Jets began with Brett Favre’s arrival’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘Even With Aid, Groups Scramble To Cope With Post-Madoff Mess’
N.Y. Review of Books: ‘Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘Kosher Industry’s Woes Reach a Poor Village in Guatemala’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘She’s no whiz with words’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Afghan Roadside Bombings Rise Sharply’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘No Longer in Power, Free To Talk, Neocons Seek To Rewrite History’
New Yorker: ‘DOING IT: A New Edition of The Joy of Sex‘
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘Will Subway Riders Take a Stand?’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Banks to Post Rare Quarterly Loss’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘Beyond Rick Warren’s Invocation’
The Orthodox Union’s Nathan Diament has some advice for Barack Obama. Writing in the New Republic, Diament — the OU’s public policy director — urges the incoming president to do more than offer religious voters symbols, like an inaugural invocation by Rev. Rick Warren. Obama, Diament writes, has an opportunity to advance policies that are important to religious voters — and he can do so without sacrificing Democratic Party principles on issues like abortion, gay rights, and school vouchers.
To that end, he suggests that Obama support programming aimed at reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies; ensure that religious schools and social welfare agencies can continue to receive federal funding, regardless of their policies on homosexuality, and make federal grants available to parochial schools expanding their pre-kindergarten programs or greening their campuses.