“What’s the biggest difference between Barney Frank and a Fenway Frank?” he later asked. “Barney Frank comes in different-size buns.”
Roose snapped photos and took audio. He was discovered as a reporter when he tried to video record a parody version of “I Believe” from the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon.”
He said two attendees offered him info for his silence.
Roose writes: "I wasn't going to be bribed off my story, but I understood their panic. Here, after all, was a group that included many of the executives whose firms had collectively wrecked the global economy in 2008 and 2009. And they were laughing off the entire disaster in private, as if it were a long-forgotten lark. (Or worse, sing about it — one of the last skits of the night was a self-congratulatory parody of ABBA's "Dancing Queen," called "Bailout King.") These were activities that amounted to a gigantic middle finger to Main Street and that, if made public, could end careers and damage very public reputations."
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