If I were Bernie Madoff’s child, I might have killed myself, too, just to disassociate myself with the name, no less the man. An awful thing to say, perhaps, but this creep Madoff (who called himself a father, husband, friend, adviser) gets my vote as one of the most despicable people on the face of the earth. Now he’s telling us, from jail, that he wasn’t the only one responsible for his Ponzi scheme. Madoff points his crooked finger at the “willful blindness” of the banks and hedge funds that, he claims, failed to investigate disparities between his regulatory filings and other information available to them, according to an interview with him in The New York Times. “They had to know,” he said. “But the attitude was sort of, ‘If you’re doing something wrong, we don’t want to know,’” he said.
At the same time, malicious Madoff claims his family knew nothing of his scheme. Now, I ask all of you, my smart FOF friends, how is it that his family knew nothing while the banks were “willfully blind?” His sons worked with him, for goodness sake. They had vacations, dinners and meetings with him. Did they not think it odd that their father’s investments were returning far more than investors who were far smarter? Did they not ask him one single question?
I am not suggesting that the banks and hedge funds acted completely responsibly. I just wish Madoff would shut up and that the media would stop paying attention to him. Doesn’t anyone understand that all he’s lived for is getting attention? Being ignored would be his greatest punishment. He should sit in jail and think of the life he took from his son. He is hideous.