Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Magazine Writer Has Lots of Money

"My financial records revealed that I have way too much money in my checking account."
Former terrible New Republic blogger and current New York and GQ contributor Jason Zengerle gets VP-vetted as a GQ stunt and the facts that emerge (okay, just that one fact) may surprise you. Also I guess he is prepared for the IRS to come at him over that whole "paying undocumented workers" and "not reporting income paid to household help" thing? Guess he won't have trouble with the small fines.

[UPDATE: This is a dick post. It was supposed to be mildly amusing and to convey mostly friendly teasing, and instead it came out DICKISH and MEAN and HOSTILE, quite unnecessarily. I will leave it all here intact, instead of deleting it, as a memorial to when I am wrong. Once again, we meet the problem of conveying tone on the Internet. My apologies for misfiring to Mr. Z.]


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Moff (#28)

Not to nitpick, but yes, to nitpick: I think the point isn't that he has so much money, but that he's keeping more of it than he should in his checking account, as opposed to like IRAs or something. Although he still could have so much money!

jho (#233,350)

What's up with GQ? Jon Ronson's recent story about income inequality mentioned that he makes $250K, "double that in a good year."

Moff's nitpick here is fair. I AGREE WITH THAT INTERPRETATION. Thank you for saying that.

Also, it's okay if he has too much money in his checking account! He's allowed to have ALL the money he wants. I just think it's funny.

Moff (#28)

@Choire Sicha@facebook: AND I AGREE WITH ALL THAT. Especially the part that it's funny.

freetzy (#7,018)

I pity the sad vetter in Boston who had to ask Chris Christie, "Is there a sex tape?"

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Yeah, Moff's right.

Speaking of nitpicks, I see Romney is hitting President Obama for suggesting that "Steve Jobs didn't build Apple; Henry Ford didn't build Ford Motor."

What the President did say was, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that."

What the pundits seem to be missing in calling the President's statement a gaffe is "you didn't build that" clearly refers to roads and bridges, not your business!

deepomega (#1,720)

With that much money in checking, I'm sure he can swing the IRS's fees.

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