Yahoo! Finance ran a story yesterday titled Edward Snowden to America: 'Catch Me If You Can', by a guy named "Henry Blodget," a writer for Yahoo!'s "Daily Ticker."
In the opinion piece, Blodget launches a feeble attempt to disparage Edward Snowden with a number of personal attacks on Snowden's character, referring to Snowden as a "government-hating fugitive" who's committed "serious crimes" and a person whom "most Americans now want him tossed in jail."
.... ends with this.
"But who exactly is "Henry Blodget?" Turns out that "Henry Blodget," a Yale graduate, is an admitted fraudster who was charged with securities fraud by the New York Attorney General in 2002 and was permanently banned from the securities industry, as well as being fined $4 million dollars. Wikipedia reports:
"In 2002, then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, published Merrill Lynch e-mails in which Blodget gave assessments about stocks which allegedly conflicted with what was publicly published.[ 5] In 2003, he was charged with civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He agreed to a permanent ban from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine plus a $2 million disgorgement. [7.]"
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