The [ECB] bank reversed itself on buying bonds amid signs that the debt crisis was spreading to the banking system.
“The situation was already starting to get worse on Thursday afternoon and throughout Friday of the week before last,” Mr. Trichet said. “A number of markets were no longer functioning correctly. It looked somewhat like the situation in mid-September 2008 after the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy.”
I suppose…I am glad they have not screamed that from the rooftops. The full story is here.
Update: The scary lede has been removed altogether from any NYT story.