ZH must be part of this
I don't doubt it. But Tyler would have to be considered top Rezident, not a run of the mill Putin groupie...I think Tyler is a devoted Putin fan-boy, and since his blog has nominal street cred for its financial content it gives a channel for the pro-Putin/anti-US/anti-EU bias they exhibit. It is made even easier when the financial stuff you post is largely factual and not readily seen in the mainstream presscorpse and enhanced even more when the leadership of the Western powers are led by such rank douchenozzles like Obama, Merkel, Neo-Keynsian economists, corporate cronies and statists of all stripes! It is telling that when my account there was suspended/frozen whatever...it was at a time where I was jumping on every asshat pushing the Russia is good and virtuous and Ukraine and the West is evil and stupid...how can one defend Russia as the preeminent power of liberty and freedom in the world when they invade their neighbors with regularity, extort their neighbors with regularity, sell nuclear tech to evey batshyt crazy regime with a checkbook and sell arms to anybody no questions asked? Oh, and your other notable exports are whores/sex slaves, internet trolls, spammers and hackers. So unless the definition for "most free" has been changed to be anything goes...as long as Imperial Sovereign Putin is obeyed...then many folks need to STFD and STFU.
Professional political agitators don't like it when you call them out. But as I said, the a-holes we have running things in the West make it all too easy for them to succeed...and I bet the a-holes would deny they foster it...no, it must be those mean-spirited non-Establishment Republicans, Old Traditional Values Conservatives, Tea Party extremists and rabid Libertarians and whatever you call those Trump supporters must be to blame...God forbid a Prog ever admit their sh*t stinks.