Goldman Sachs called out on French television

While the financial press continues to marvel at the brilliance of Goldman Sachs -- which managed to report a profit of more than $3 billion, aided by government handouts -- one commentator isn't buying it. Max Keiser, a TV presenter, radio host, entrepreneur, broadcaster and journalist, appeared on France24 to denounce Goldman as "scum," and accused the company of having "co-opted" the Federal Reserve and the President.

According to the brash, outspoken Keiser, Hank Paulson is an "arsonist" and an "outlaw," and all involved parties should be hauled into the Hague and tried on financial terrorism charges.