DABA Girls Are Bogus
We were annoyed when we heard about Dating a Banker Anonymous, a support group for women who are suffering now that their financial banker husband/boyfriend/booty caller have less money. Hopefully we won’t hear about them as much now that we know they were faking. A correction was printed today in the New York Times, which originally profiled the group:
An article on Jan. 28 about women who commiserated over dating Wall Street bankers caught in the financial crisis described a group they had formed, Dating a Banker Anonymous, as a support group. That is the name of their blog. Its creators originally told The Times that about 30 women had participated, but since publication, they have said that all involved were friends. Laney Crowell, one of the women who started the blog, said in the article that it was “very tongue in cheek;” she has since described it as a satire that embellishes true experiences for effect. Had the nature of the blog been made clear at the outset, the article would have described it accordingly, not as a support group.
Well one things for sure, these women are definitely gold diggers — they’re just more creative when it comes to getting loot and fame than the ones who marry bankers. [Gawker]