Our friend and comrade Mark Pittman of Bloomberg News died unexpectedly on Wednesday. The link to the Bloomberg story is below. Mark was a great reporter and a great friend. He prized accuracy over timeliness at a time when many people in the media don’t know the difference. He led the legal effort to force the Fed to open the books on AIG and the many other bailouts. I owed him a phone call last week and now must wait to return it and his many favors. We actually got to take in a Yankees game a couple of years ago and I now appreciate how important and fleeting are those moments. Mark will be missed but the fight continues.