When will Yahoo! Finance finally dump dork Ben Stein?
And why does Buffett put up with him? (Answer: Buffett has always been the kind of guy who liked to fawn over celebrities, as anyone who's seen his silly skits at Buffett-stock already knows.)
This is a pretty funny post that shows how clueless your average PR type can be. Or is it lazy, when The Google would pretty much tell you whether or not your request for a book blurb is reasonable. Anyway, thanks David Meier for sending me that link and getting me riled up about this charlatan. This epic charlatan.
Let's be honest, most of us missed out on predicting the severity of the downturn, but Ben Stein denied for months that it would even happen. Couldn't conceive of it. Because he's lazy and doesn't do any research, but most of all, because he believes what he thinks is true, even when that means you have to exclude the evidence right in front of you. (Exactly the kind of thing you'd expect from a Nixon crony.)
Oh, what you'd also expect from a Nixon crony, remember, this blowhard was fired from the NYT for shilling for a sleazy credit-score outfit. But when it happened, he couldn't accept that he'd been fired for breaking rules he knew to be in place. Instead, he decided it was unfair political persecution based on his criticism of Obama.
Here's hoping the American public has tuned this guy out by now. "Beuller" and "clear eyes" do not an expert make.