Whoops: NY Times Ombudsman Really Thought Goldman Sachs Banned Talking in Elevators
@GSElevator has claimed one last victim in his three year prank pretending to be an employee at Goldman Sachs: New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan (who, for the record, is widely respected).
After the puppeteer behind the Twitter account was revealed Tuesday morning to be John Lefevre, a former CitiBank employee now living in Texas, Goldman Sachs said, in a tongue-in-cheek statement, “We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately.”
Sullivan apparently thought they were serious, writing in a follow-up piece on the Times’ reporting of @GSElevator that, “Goldman brass took his purported presence at the firm seriously enough to forbid its employees to talk on the elevator.”
Goldman was amused:
— Goldman Sachs (@GoldmanSachs) February 25, 2014
It does appear that Goldman had conducted an investigation into the identity of the tweeter. But you are just as free to speculate aloud on the identity of @NYFridge in GS’ elevators today as you were yesterday.
[h/t New York Times]
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