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What a strange world, a Reagan Conservative loving the content of a former Rolling Stones reporter! Strange Dayz!

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Ha! I thought it was Taibbi-Kirn (TK).

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I love the noir connection. “"It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window."

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“Silence fell like a wet blanket over the city, muffling its cries. Time to rest, I thought. Time to drink.”

Dig the new branding Matt - keep on rockin’ in the dystopian world. 🤘🏻

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I like it!

WHO'S MAKING ALL THAT RACKET?

It's Matt at Racket!

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So the other day, my 92-year-old father said, "You know that guy you read on the computer? The one who's father is on the Boston TV station?"

Yes, Dad, Matt Taibbi is Mike Taibbi's son.

"Well, he had an article in the Wall Street Journal. He's a hell of a writer."

Yes, he is.

Keep up the good work, Mike Taibbi's son.

-30-

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With a name of "Racket," please consider as a frontispiece Eric Hoffer's quote about how "great causes start as movements, become businesses, and degenerate into rackets."

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The new logo does remind me of Spy Magazine, which was great in its day. Didn't know Walter Kirn worked there. Spy's two founders, Graydon Carter and Kurt Andersen, have certainly taken different paths in life - amazingly, Carter has become the *less* annoying and pompous of the two.

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"I'm talking about a cop that's mixed up in drugs. I'm talking about a dishonest cop, a cop who got mixed up in the rackets and got what was coming to him." (Michael Corleone.)

Yes. By all means, Taibbi. We live in the age of rackets. Have at it.

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I’m now a member of the Racket Club. I’ve finally made it.

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“It’s Matt from Racket. Care to comment…?” Words to strike fear in the hearts of racketeers….

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departing from an abbreviation that in at least one community stands for 'team kill' and taking on one that's guaranteed gonna get carpet bombed for 'grift', but congrats on graduating to more than a placeholder name

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In re BLACK MASK, just gonna leave this here. It dates back to when the internet was still kind of good.

https://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html

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I’m new to Substack and a big fan of yours! I thought or just assumed that TK stood for Taibbi - Kirn!

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“He didn’t know the right people. That’s all a police record means.”

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May I suggest an epigram of Dr. Limonov's to go with the name change as a sub-header, à la "Democracy Dies in Darkness?"

"Everything in America has its own mafia."

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