"optic" = seeming "narrative" PLUS "Wall Street"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 26 17:30:46 UTC 2010

CNN reports that that the Goldman, Sachs investigation "is part of the optic
that was developing during [the economic crash]." The optic is that "Wall
Street" is evil, everybody else is good.

Not only that, but the SEC investigation "plays into the whole optic of Wall
Street versus Main Street."
BTW, before the end of 2008, "Wall Street" meant the stock market. It did
not ordinarily include/ mean "huge business corporations, especially banks."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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