Tom Usher wrote or added | This is the first that I had heard (5:45) of the alleged email from Fabrice Tourre of Goldman Sachs to his girlfriend bragging a day before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that Goldman Sachs was doing a huge short on offshore oil drilling in the Gulf. In other words, Salbuchi says in this video that Goldman Sachs had bet their would be something that would cause stocks to plummet.
I couldn't believe that I had missed it. It didn't sound right to me. I had even written that the false-flag story concerning the Deepwater Horizon was, well, false. That's not to say that they aren't doing a terrible job handling stopping the leak and for sinister reasons.
Anyway, before buying into this story, I went checking. Sure enough, there are hundreds of sites that ran with this but no mainstream sites. That by itself doesn't mean one should dismiss a story, but the fact that I hadn't heard of it said to me that the story had died too fast for some reason. I looked more and found this:
If you go down the page below the first large image in the body of the article, you come to the following statement:
"Not being aware that the author, Andy Borowitz, is a comedian, scores of Internet sites ran with the story as being genuine. As of today, Google search on
Well, I'm not going to hold it against everyone who ran with it. It's a cautionary tail. It's not the first time or last that this sort of thing will happen. I've done it myself.