Fiddling While Rome Burns

Fiddling While Rome Burns

Abby Zimet

No wonder the presumably-well-paid Securities and Exchange people never
figured out what Bernie Madoff and other sordid Wall Streeters were up
to: They were otherwise engaged. Investigations over the past two years
show that SEC employees tried to surf on-line pornography at least 8,273 times. Gawker has
gotten reports of 16 investigations - one guy argued he only checked
out porn "no longer than an hour and a half a day" - with the sites
they were looking at. We kinda like the names kindgirls and pokeoftheday.

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