Matt Taibbi United States

  • Author, "I Can't Breathe" (2017) and "Insaine Clown President" (2017)
  • Columnist, Rolling Stone
  • Winner, National Magazine Award

Biography

Matt Taibbi Speaker:

Matt Taibbi is an American author and journalist. Taibbi has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, and has authored several New York Times best selling books, including Insane Clown President (2017), The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (2014), Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010) and The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion (2009).

Taibbi has now released his fifth book, I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street, described as “a work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police.”

In talks, as in his award-winning column for Rolling Stone, Taibbi paints an alarming portrait of politics, media, and culture, providing a way forward against our most urgent crises.

Griftopia, one of the most entertainingly quotable, scathing, and illuminating histories of the economic crisis. In 2008, Taibbi won the National Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone, for which he writes. He is also the author of The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion.

Taibbi lived and worked in Russia and the former USSR for more than six years. He joined Mark Ames in 1997 to co-edit the English-language Moscow-based, bi-weekly free newspaper, The eXile, which was written primarily for the city’s expatriate community. The eXile’s tone and content were highly controversial. To some, its commentary was brutally honest and gleefully tasteless; others considered it juvenile, misogynistic, and even cruel. In the U.S. media, Playboy magazine published pieces on Russia both by Taibbi and by Taibbi and Ames together during this time. In 2002, he returned to the U.S. to start the satirical bi-weekly The Beast in Buffalo, New York. He left that publication not long after and continued as a freelancer for The Nation, Playboy, New York Press (where he wrote a regular political column for more than two years), Rolling Stone, and New York Sports Express (as Editor at Large).
Taibbi left the New York Press in August 2005. He then became a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, writing feature-length articles on domestic and international affairs. He also wrote a weekly political online column, titled “The Low Post”, for the magazine’s website.

Taibbi covered the 2008 presidential campaign for Real Time with Bill Maher. He was invited as a guest on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and other MSNBC programs. He has also appeared on Democracy Now! and Chapo Trap House, and served as a contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Taibbi is an occasional guest on the Thom Hartmann radio and TV shows. He is a regular contributor/guest on the Imus in the Morning Show’ on the Fox Business network.

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