A front-page news article in the Wall Street Journal, appearing under the headline "Goldman Opens Up To Mollify Its Critics," quotes exactly one individual who doesn't work at Goldman Sachs. That person is identified as "Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware." The Journal doesn't tell its readers who John L. Weinberg was, whether he might have had anything to do with Goldman Sachs, or how the center came to be named after him.
You'd think that if the paper was looking for an independent academic to evaluate Goldman's proposed changes, it might have been able to find someone who didn't work for a place named after someone who had a 40-year career at Goldman, including a stint as its senior partner, and whose father Sidney Weinberg also worked there and whose son John S. Weinberg also works there. I'm not saying that Professor Elson isn't capable of providing and intelligent or objective opinion on what Goldman Sachs is doing today. But without any explanation by the Journal, it just looks odd, and could have been remedied simply by just calling some other professor instead.