In a nauseating rehash of previously published content culled lazily from the web, Jason Zweig at the Wall Street Journal offers up today an arrogant whitewash of J. Ezra Merkin's incompetence and corruption, "Where Ezra Merkin Lost His Way."
Of all the empty verbiage spilled over the Madoff-Merkin scandals, this one passage in this awful column takes the cake for reducing to mere triviality years of bad actions of near epic proportions by that mamzer J. Ezra Merkin.
Zweig really actually honestly says:
"How did Mr. Merkin end up in this mess? Some think that as an honest person himself, Mr. Merkin simply believed that Bernie Madoff was equally trustworthy."
The question is, how did Jason Zweig have the nerve to write such a ridiculous passage in such a horrible column?
"Some think" that as a lazy person himself and a personal friend of J. Ezra Merkin, he simply thought that he could publish a distracting whitewash and do his buddy a solid.
Nobody thinks that Merkin is "an honest person himself" or that he "simply believed that Bernie Madoff was equally trustworthy."
Nobody. I checked again just now. Nobody.
[HT to UD.]