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Serenity Now! Madoff Media Circus No Match for Tai Chi

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Helicopters, photographers, tai chi, oh my! Listen to WNYC's Arun Venugopal describe the scene outside the Lower Manhattan courthouse where Bernard Madoff later pled guilty to fraud, saying he was 'sorry and ashamed.' Madoff told the judge he began the fraud in response to a recession, but believed it would be short-lived. 'As the years went by, I realized my risk, and this day would inevitably come,' he said. 'I cannot adequately express how sorry I am for my crimes.' Madoff was remanded to jail.

Sentencing is set for June 16.

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Comments [3]

d.f. from the lone star state......

madoff is the coolest guy i know! he did what your supposed to do...GET PAID! this is america land of the free home of the brave. he saw an oppertunity and took full advantage of it. and even now he went out like a "G" he kept the no snitching code.

Dec. 12 2010 10:42 AM
pluto

Evil is banal, I really don't think BM is any worse than most people.

Mar. 12 2009 02:28 PM
NABNYC

I love privileged white men. They are so blinded by their own arrogance. None so blind.... Did he give back all the money? I'll bet he's not that sorry. He'll go to prison, get "sick," (or "die" like Kenny Lay did) and eventually flee the country, go to wherever he's hidden his money, live out his life in luxury as he always has. Not so sorry that he'll give back the money. Not sorry at all.

It doesn't count to say you're sorry when you've already been nailed and are on the way to prison, pending only the judge's decision on sentencing.

You know why these men think that saying they're sorry should count for something, if not get them a get-out-of-jail pass? Because they have gotten away with lying, cheating, stealing, walking all over every person in their life, their entire lives, usually starting when they were young boys.

That's because our society raises men to be self-absorbed and delusional, without conscience, and without ever taking on the role of really caring for and about other humans. Men should be assigned the primary child-rearing role, because maybe then they could learn, before they're 70 and on their deathbed or on their way to prison, that other people really do count, that their every wish is of no significance beyond being evidence of their own infantile self-obsession. At-ti-ca.

Mar. 12 2009 11:54 AM

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