Journalists and the Madoff allure
Charles Gasparino of Fox Business Network writes Thursday about how journalists are falling all over themselves to interview convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff.
Gasparino writes, “On the surface, Madoff appears both candid and believable about his own career and about what he says is the scandal-ridden business he was part of for the past half century, though many of his musings often lead to dead ends, or like his Harvard connection turn out to be outright lies.
“But that hasn’t stopped Madoff from trying to change reality and using the media frenzy for interview to achieve his goals. So far he has been interviewed by a handful of print reporters.
“Meanwhile, just about every major television media outlet — including FOX Business — is asking for the first on-camera interview with the convicted swindler.
“Rumors are swirling that the ‘Today Show’ has been to Butner to shoot footage in preparation for the first on-camera spot with Madoff. Madoff won’t comment, other than to say that he has made one commitment to one major network that may or may not pan out and the decision is ‘weeks away.'”