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Commentary: The smartest guys in the room – covering the Enron saga

Volume 14, Issue 1

March, 2008

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McClean, B. (2008). The smartest guys in the room- covering the Enron saga. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(1): 15-31.
Author(s): Bethany McLean
Publication date: 
April, 2008

Fortune magazine Bethany McLean profiles her expose on the 2001 Enron financial scandal...

"I thought I'd just start by telling you the story of Enron from my own perspective. It is funny that Helen Clark used the word 'antediluvian' and the director of the enforcement of the US securities regulator SEC recently made a comment that many people in the market today weren't around at the time of the Enron collapse. That made me feel like a bit of a dinosaur..."