TODAY ONLY - 4x your impact with a Giving Tuesday match! MATCH MY GIFT
News In Brief

Only one bad guy at a time, please.

Ethan Lindsey Jun 8, 2010

[

]()

According to a Reuters Breakingviews article in this morning’s New York Times, U.S. news consumers seem to be able to handle just one bad guy at a time.

Using a news industry search tool, reporters found that earlier this year the words ‘Toyota’ and ‘scandal’ were the all the web-search rage. Then, the search turned to ‘Goldman Sachs’+’scandal’, and now, its BP’s turn.

As Reuters Breakingviews says:

“By all means, rake BP, Toyota and Goldman over the coals when they fall short. It is also still important to ask why government oversight failed so spectacularly. Attempts to answer that question shouldn’t be postponed just because another scandal comes along.”

Plus, the real villain, if you are BP, is the “worst case scenario” as New York Times’ DealBook reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin explains. Some investors are worried about bankruptcy, lawsuits, and takeover bids.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.

Biggest. Match. Ever.

For Giving Tuesday, the Kendeda Fund is matching all donations 3-to-1.

Don’t wait: this special match is TODAY ONLY!