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In all the excitement over the sinking of Sean Penn's New Orleans rescue boat, we totally overlooked the real New York media angle on that story.

Thank God, then, for our readers, several of whom raised the truly important point: Is that recently resigned/ ousted New York Press columnist Matt Taibbi looking on as Penn furiously bails? Or, as an emailer puts it:

Is the job market for journalists so tough that this guy had to go become Spicoli's gondolier?

What do you think? Is it Taibbi?

Vote on it after the jump. And if you say it's him, then, dammit, it's him.

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