Good PR for those rich financial services execs

The NYT has reported that “Maurice R. Greenberg’s new company may soon start to siphon off business from A.I.G., and, therefore, its means to repay its debt to the government.”  This kind of news is just what the big financial services company want as they bid to protect their right to pay top execs high salaries and bonuses.  I’m sure they wouldn’t have placed this story.  Surely not.