Videographer Charles Eckert, who spent most of today stationed in from of Bernie Madoff’s house for Newsday, didn’t lose anything financially because Madoff failed to emerge. “It’s Newsday’s investment, not mine,” he told the Times. But he did pay another price: “I mean, waiting for Madoff did cost me my health because I think I got a little sick out here waiting in the cold. The irony is that we were all shivering out here and he was sitting up nice and warm at home.” Damn it! That guy steals everything!
A Madoff Fakeout for the Press Scrum [City Room/NYT]