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Offline Weisshaupt

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ZH Tyler Durden's unmasked
« on: April 29, 2016, 10:05:42 AM »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-29/unmasking-the-men-behind-zero-hedge-wall-street-s-renegade-blog

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Ivandjiiski disagreed with the suggestion that personal worth or lifestyle precluded them from donning the mask of Durden (the character who quipped “the things you own end up owning you”) to deride the prevailing order. “We’ve never said that we are pro-socialist,” he said.

Lokey, who said he wrote much of the site’s political content, claimed there was pressure to frame issues in a way he felt was disingenuous. “I tried to inject as much truth as I could into my posts, but there’s no room for it. “Russia=good. Obama=idiot. Bashar al-Assad=benevolent leader. John Kerry= dunce. Vladimir Putin=greatest leader in the history of statecraft,” Lokey wrote, describing his take on the website's politics. Ivandjiiski countered that Lokey could write “anything and everything he wanted directly without anyone writing over it.”

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“I can’t be a 24-hour cheerleader for Hezbollah, Moscow, Tehran, Beijing, and Trump anymore. It’ s wrong. Period. I know it gets you views now, but it will kill your brand over the long run,” Lokey texted Ivandjiiski. “This isn’t a revolution. It’s a joke.”

Yeah, and you were lousy at your job because everyone looked at it and said - oh another Durden pro-Russia, pro-Putin bit of Horse crap.
Seriously,  the best part of ZH is not the articles - its is the wide variety of opinion in the comments on those articles. Yes the trolls are horrendous as tey are everywhere, but  I often come across a thought or an approach to the subject that I hadn't considered on my own.

But if this guy's departure means there will be a reduction in the obvious propaganda,  that is all to the better.

And it bothered the T Durden's enough to respond. ( Odd I thought)

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-29/full-story-behind-bloombergs-attempt-unmask-zero-hedge




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Re: ZH Tyler Durden's unmasked
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 09:27:09 PM »
I read that yesterday and chuckled through much of it. Hilarious too that a dude with a komrade name feels he has to downplay his Putin-crush.  The old theory being you don't give your enemies validation with a wordy defense like this, you issue a one sentence dismissal and move on.  The not so secret secret is "Tyler" is biased, big shock.  I always value them for econ news and yes, the comments that while you have to wade through some crap you can find some gems of wisdom and angles you might have overlooked.
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Re: ZH Tyler Durden's unmasked
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 09:11:07 AM »
Stuff from zero hedge has been posted here in the past and I have commented on the slight schizoid quality of Mr. Durden. Now I know why.

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Re: ZH Tyler Durden's unmasked
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 02:04:34 PM »
It's always been a strange mixture of PaulBots and the Right's own version of "Blame America" types.  There's no small amount of truth to be found there, but you have to remain aware that it's always forced through a particular lens.
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Re: ZH Tyler Durden's unmasked
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 11:36:10 AM »
https://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/documents-show-how-russias-troll-army-hit-america

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.
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