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Zero Hedge is a bat# insane Austrian school finance blog run by two pseudonymous founders who post articles under the name "Tyler Durden," after the character from Fight Club.Wikipedia's W.svg It's essentially apocalypse porn. It has accurately predicted 200 of the last 2 recessions.[citation NOT needed]
“It reminds me of a successful information operation where you mix in the propaganda stories along with other legitimate stories,” said Craig Pirrong, finance professor at the University of Houston. “There are some interesting things on it, and then there are the crazy things.”
Any website's focus on traffic and revenue certainly isn't unusual. But Lokey said he was irked by what he saw as the hypocrisy of Zero Hedge and how it runs counter to its antiestablishment image. In the chat transcripts, Ivandjiiski refers to America's “silent majority” as “beastly,” while Backshall acknowledges life in the U.S. is bad “outside of my bubble.”
originally posted by: AnonyMason
a reply to: SBMcG
We like Tyler Durden.
Zero Hedge is pretty awesome.
The news portion of the site is written by a group of editors who collectively write under the pseudonym "Tyler Durden" (a character from the novel and film Fight Club).
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes Zero Hedge as a scaremongering outlet that promotes fears of hyperinflation and an "obviously ridiculous" form of "monetary permahawkery." Krugman notes that Bill McBride of Calculated Risk, an economics blog, has treated Zero Hedge with "appropriate contempt."
Dr. Craig Pirrong, professor at the Bauer College of Business writes that "I have frequently written that Zero Hedge has the MO of a Soviet agitprop operation, that it reliably peddles Russian propaganda: my first post on this, almost exactly three years ago, noted the parallels between Zero Hedge and Russia Today."
originally posted by: Galadriel
My sweetheart had been a frequent poster there before he passed. He was a brilliant man, high IQ, PhD, big CT fan. He knew every theory to the depths of detail, read everything, remembered everything with a photographic memory. He read that site all the time and trusted it.
originally posted by: SBMcG
How do the PTB at ATS feel about members using Zero Hedge as a source?
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: SBMcG
Zero Hedge doesn't fail me often.
I find their journalist integrity level quite high.