HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Taibbi tells Moyers: You ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:36 AM

Taibbi tells Moyers: You can’t let Wall Street off the hook and jail someone for a joint

The problem with letting the economic foxes run the henhouse, Taibbi told Moyers, is that it led to an overall degradation of the rule of law.

“If you’re going to put somebody in jail for having a joint in his pocket, you can’t let higher ranking HSBC officials off for laundering $800 million for the worst drug dealers in the entire world — people who are suspected, not only of dealing drugs, but of thousands of murders,” Taibbi said. “This is an incredible dichotomy, and eventually it eats away at the very fabric of society when some people go to jail and some people go to jail.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/01/taibbi-tells-moyers-you-cant-let-wall-street-off-the-hook-and-jail-someone-for-a-joint-in-his-pocket/

9 replies, 1033 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Taibbi tells Moyers: You can’t let Wall Street off the hook and jail someone for a joint (Original post)
phantom power Feb 2013 OP
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #1
think Feb 2013 #2
KG Feb 2013 #3
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #4
Doctor_J Feb 2013 #5
bvar22 Feb 2013 #8
OnyxCollie Feb 2013 #6
cantbeserious Feb 2013 #7
ljm2002 Feb 2013 #9

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:40 AM

1. Yes We Can (tm)

Pot and cocaine should put *other* people in jail.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. Everyone knows that weed caused the collapse of the financial system

not banksters.....


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:10 PM

3. no banksters went to jail, so obviously crimes weren't committed, ya gaddam griefers!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:30 PM

4. Part of the problem is that the masses are easily distracted.

While they scream, "Look over there, hippies are smoking the weed of the devil." they are picking your pocket.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:33 PM

5. Tell Holder, not Moyers

Holder is a bad joke played on Liberals & Dems by Obama. Now he's signed on for 4 more years. What a disaster. You can tell how bad he is by the fact that the Repukes don't even bother to bash him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:27 PM

8. I used to think that it would be impossible to do worse than...

...John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales.

I was wrong.
The bar has been lowered even further.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. K&R. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:00 PM

7. Wall Street Does Not Care

eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:42 PM

9. Thank you Matt Taibbi...

...for all you do to expose the corrupt banksters and the two-tiered justice system.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread