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Sorkin’s attempt to make Paulson the flawed hero and Geithner the most effective hero of the financial crisis is the primary theme of the book and movie. Sorkin presents Bernanke as a kindly grandfather. This indicates that Geithner was Sorkin’s primary source and that Paulson was a major source.
He was Bob Rubin’s deputy at the National Economic Council and Deputy Director of OMB for Carter. Bo’s defense of Geithner ends with his view that Geithner emerged as The Last Action Hero: Tim Geithner acted. He acted at the moment action was required … with the full knowledge that he would face exactly what he is now facing. Get off his back.
Geithner and the Times tend to talk about the profits—”$32 billion,” “a couple hundred billion dollars”—without mentioning the amount spent or the amount of time it was invested.
Tim Geithner is no hero, no matter how many times he says that he is one. Posted on May 13, 2014 by Nick Sorrentino TARP was the absolute height of crony capitalism.
If one man has born the brunt of the outrage over the Wall Street bailouts over the past 18 months, it’s Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. But this criticism, says Mark Dow of Pharo Management ...
If one man has born the brunt of the outrage over the Wall Street bailouts over the past 18 months, it's Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
Pundit Mark Steyn had this to say about Geithner: "Before he became Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner (by his own admission) failed to pay the United States Treasury the taxes he owed because he couldn't follow the yes/no prompts of elementary TurboTax software.
The Real Bailout Hero. The battle to prevent a full-blown economic meltdown produced an unlikely savior, Tim Geithner, according to a new account.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Tim Geithner went from zero to hero in a matter of just a few days. Last week, people were calling for the Treasury Secretary's head in the wake of the AIG (AIG, Fortune ...
Geithner, 52, is 5-foot-9 with a naturally boyish look that he maintains in part by running six miles several mornings each week. He looked hardly older than the teaching assistants in the front row.