WASHINGTON — Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi took another swing this week at Andrew Ross Sorkin, the editor-at-large for The New York Times' Deal Book and CNBC anchor, for not asking Sandy Weill the follow-up question he — and business journalists everywhere — would have asked: "Some version of 'Dude, are you high? You invented Too Big to Fail!"
Weill, the former Citigroup chairman and CEO, shocked much of the business media by telling Sorkin on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that he endorsed splitting up investment banking from commercial banking.
Taibbi criticizes Sorkin's "triple-qualified" question, which didn't even raise the fact that Weill played a huge role in encouraging banks to become behemoths.
For it, Taibbi called Sorkin the "single most credulously slobbering financial reporter on the planet."
Last year the Rolling Stone reporter wrote that one of Sorkin's columns read "like it was written by the bank's marketing department," in his blog post "The Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin Gives Goldman A Rubdown."