Matt Taibbi

  • matt taibbi
    matt taibbi.jpg
    taibbi in philadelphia in 2008
    born
    matthew c. taibbi

    (1970-03-02) march 2, 1970 (age 49)
    new brunswick, new jersey, u.s.
    educationconcord academy
    alma materbard college (b.a.)
    occupationjournalist, political writer, columnist
    years active1991–present[1]
    notable work
    griftopia (2010)
    the divide (2014)
    insane clown president (2017)
    i can't breathe (2017)
    hate inc. (2019)
    spouse(s)jeanne[2]
    children3
    parent(s)
    • taibbi.substack.com

    matthew c. taibbi (i/; born march 2, 1970) is an american author and journalist. he has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports. he is a contributing editor for rolling stone.

    taibbi began as a freelance reporter in the former soviet union, including a period in uzbekistan, which he was deported from for criticizing president islam karimov. taibbi later worked as a sports journalist for the english-language newspaper the moscow times. he also played professional baseball in uzbekistan and russia as well as professional basketball in mongolia. taibbi also worked for a short time as an investigator at a boston-based private detective agency. in 1997, he moved back to russia to edit the tabloid living here, but eventually left to co-edit rival tabloid the exile. taibbi returned to the united states in 2002 and founded the buffalo-based newspaper the beast. he left in 2003 to work as a columnist for the new york press. in 2004, taibbi began covering politics for rolling stone.[3][4] in 2008, taibbi won a national magazine award for three columns he wrote for rolling stone. in 2019, he launched the podcast useful idiots, which he co-hosts with katie halper.

    taibbi has authored several books, including the great derangement (2009); griftopia (2010); the divide (2014); insane clown president (2017);[5] i can't breathe (2017); and hate inc. (2019).

    taibbi is known for his brazen style, having famously branded goldman sachs a "vampire squid" in a 2009 article. his work has often drawn comparisons to the gonzo style of writer hunter s. thompson, who also covered politics for rolling stone.[6][7][8][9]

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Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi.jpg
Taibbi in Philadelphia in 2008
Born
Matthew C. Taibbi

(1970-03-02) March 2, 1970 (age 49)
EducationConcord Academy
Alma materBard College (B.A.)
OccupationJournalist, political writer, columnist
Years active1991–present[1]
Notable work
Griftopia (2010)
The Divide (2014)
Insane Clown President (2017)
I Can't Breathe (2017)
Hate Inc. (2019)
Spouse(s)Jeanne[2]
Children3
Parent(s)

Matthew C. Taibbi (i/; born March 2, 1970) is an American author and journalist. He has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone.

Taibbi began as a freelance reporter in the former Soviet Union, including a period in Uzbekistan, which he was deported from for criticizing President Islam Karimov. Taibbi later worked as a sports journalist for the English-language newspaper The Moscow Times. He also played professional baseball in Uzbekistan and Russia as well as professional basketball in Mongolia. Taibbi also worked for a short time as an investigator at a Boston-based private detective agency. In 1997, he moved back to Russia to edit the tabloid Living Here, but eventually left to co-edit rival tabloid The eXile. Taibbi returned to the United States in 2002 and founded the Buffalo-based newspaper The Beast. He left in 2003 to work as a columnist for the New York Press. In 2004, Taibbi began covering politics for Rolling Stone.[3][4] In 2008, Taibbi won a National Magazine Award for three columns he wrote for Rolling Stone. In 2019, he launched the podcast Useful Idiots, which he co-hosts with Katie Halper.

Taibbi has authored several books, including The Great Derangement (2009); Griftopia (2010); The Divide (2014); Insane Clown President (2017);[5] I Can't Breathe (2017); and Hate Inc. (2019).

Taibbi is known for his brazen style, having famously branded Goldman Sachs a "vampire squid" in a 2009 article. His work has often drawn comparisons to the gonzo style of writer Hunter S. Thompson, who also covered politics for Rolling Stone.[6][7][8][9]

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