Bertram Scudder(Atlas Shrugged) is a despicable lefty journalist who is not very inquisitive. He lives by the unexamined axiom that eating and drinking are the guiding principles of a man’s life. He interprets Fyodor’s Radomski(The Idiot), a bothersome clerk.
“Don't let him disturb you. You know, money is the root of all evil—and he's the typical product of money.”