You won’t see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York’s own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing.
Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley‘s “The Shonda!” in the Forward.
Valley, sort of the Jewish version of R. Crumb, touts his work as “Ethnocentric Parochialism for the Whole Family!”
For more Madoff-related news that’s not of the cartoonish persuasion, go to the end of this post for my daily Gelt Trip aggregation.
But first, please note that Barack Obama isn’t being so politically correct either. Now in charge of a generally conservative country long dominated by profligate financiopaths, the nation’s first black president is chewing out Wall Street bankers and generally acting like some kind of goldurned liberal.
Watch your back, my brother. And tell the Secret Service to do the same.
NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
N.Y. Times: ‘Senators Approve Health Bill for Children’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘23,000 JOBS FACE AXE’
Bloomberg: ‘Hidden Bonuses Enrich Government Contractors as Taxpayers Pay $100 Billion’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘Not again! 4-year-old disabled boy abandoned on bus’
N.Y. Post: ‘O SENDS ANGRY ME$$AGE’
N.Y. Daily News: ’15 yrs. for ma who killed, dumped baby’
N.Y. Times: ‘Few Ways to Recover Bonuses to Bankers’
Wall Street Journal: ‘U.S. Eyes Two-Part Bailout for Banks’
Bloomberg: ‘Investors May Pour Billions Into Tide Power as Obama, EU Push Green Energy’
N.Y. Post: ‘THREE CANDIDATES KILLED AS ELECTION NEARS’
N.Y. Times: ‘On His Way Out, Blagojevich Makes a Day of It’
N.Y. Post: ‘EX-COP SUIT IS FLUSHED’
N.Y. Post: ‘ELIOT’S MADAM GETS 6 MONTHS’
Brooklyn Paper: ‘City budget whiz says Bruce’s Yards deal needs retooling’
N.Y. Post: ‘DOORMAN’S COURAGE’
He chased down a lunatic serial stabber in Times Square, and lived to tell a jury about it yesterday.
“I don’t know if it was more heroic or stupid,” former W Hotel doorman Adam Szpiler, 32, said of his bravery after testifying against accused knifeman Kenny Alexis, charged with attempting to murder three tourists and a cook in a 13-hour rampage in the summer of 2006.
Wall Street Journal: ‘Gaza Tensions Erupt At Davos Session’
Bloomberg: ‘DVD Plunge, Viewer Shift to NetFlix May Force Studios to Write Down Films’
Bloomberg: ‘Citigroup Guarantees Test Obama Pledge to Tell Public More on Bailout Risk’
N.Y. Times: ‘Bloomberg Will Seek Increase in Sales Taxes’
N.Y. Times: ‘”Mourning” the M and R Subway Lines’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Europe Basks as U.S.-Style Capitalism Draws Fire’
N.Y. Times: ‘Springsteen Promises High-Energy Halftime Show’
From the Post:
Start packing, Bernie.
Accused Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff‘s luxurious penthouse apartment — where he currently whiles away the hours under house arrest — could soon be up for sale, the Post has learned….
[Real-estate] brokers have been invited by lawyers working for Irving Picard, the trustee appointed by a federal bankruptcy-court judge to oversee the liquidation of Madoff’s Manhattan investment firm.
Picard presumably would use any sale proceeds to help pay back, at least somewhat, Madoff’s creditors.
Because he must remain inside the two-story apartment as a condition of his $10 million bail, Madoff will be in awkward proximity to brokers when they eyeball its four bedrooms, at least five bathrooms, kitchen and library.
N.Y. Times: ‘2 Banks to Send Madoff Trustee $535 Million’
Vos Iz Neias?: ‘Manhattan Banks Find $500M in Madoff Accounts’
Jewish Daily Forward: ‘Madoff’s Lawyer Plays Both Sides of the Court’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Ex-Merrill Executives Got Burned by Madoff’
Bloomberg: ‘Madoff `Dull But Steady’ Returns, Internal Probe Didn’t Alarm Notz Stucki’
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 30, 2009