Bad Blood: The Final Chapter: Episode 5: Fake it 'Till You Make It
September 18, 2021 4:46 PM - Subscribe

Elizabeth Holmes is the latest in a long line of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who've hyped and overpromised — sometimes to the point of outright lying. It's that culture, as much as Holmes herself, that's on trial.
posted by bq (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I do think there’s an element of sexism in the coverage of Holmes’ trial, in particular the focus on her appearance and wardrobe. On the other hand, she’s pretty clearly a lying weasel who stole millions of dollars. This is a why not both? situation.
posted by bq at 4:48 PM on September 18, 2021

There were actual medical patients getting actual wrong blood test results from her "exaggerations." I'm just not seeing WeWork fraud as being on the same tier as that.
posted by queensissy at 5:16 PM on September 18, 2021 [2 favorites]

Yes also that.

Weird question, but are babies not allowed in courtrooms?
posted by bq at 5:21 PM on September 18, 2021

I have no idea - why are you asking? It's been a while since I listened to the podcast but I don't remember this coming up!

And man... the Ian Gibbons saga was just awful. I felt that the podcast highlighted it better than the book (even though I think the book was overall the best account of this whole terrible thing).
posted by queensissy at 11:51 AM on September 20, 2021

She just had a baby in July. I’ve been wondering why he hasn’t made an appearance.
posted by bq at 9:14 PM on September 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

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