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Inside a screening of ‘The Inside Job’

In a cushy screening room on Madison Avenue for one hour and 48 minutes, I tried to maintain journalistic objectivity watching the documentary, “The Inside Job.”

It’s by Academy Award nominee, filmmaker Charles Ferguson. The film is a fairly clear and slightly opinionated view of how the financial system nearly collapsed in 2008. If half of what is in this documentary is half true, it will make you very, very angry. Look for a NTK interview with Ferguson coming soon.

Two weird non-related notes: upon leaving the theater, I ran into my former colleague Kurt Loder. Then when I left the building, I ran into 3 black SUV’s out of which jumped seven or so Secret Service agents who then inexplicably jumped back in and sped off. FLOTUS? SLOTUS? DECOY? If you know, let me in on the secret.

Update: One of the main not-so-great guys in “The Inside Job” is Obama’s controversial economic advisor, Larry Summers. Late today, Summers announced that he will be stepping down at the end of 2010 and returning to Harvard where he once was president.

 
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