Shame, this blog. I used to read it because it had a lot of dropped dox and stuff that got very little coverage, but it veered into complete batshit territory a while back. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 20:59, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
- Yeah, I used to see it on Seeking Alpha every once and awhile. Interesting data when it was featured, if I agreed or not. Alpha quietly stopped posting Tyler's articles as they went more loony, unless they made the news. ~ Subsound ~ 22:10, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
"Rational" indeed. This particular Rationalwiki article is far from rational. I give one example here.
From this RationalWiki.org article: "Matt Taibbi decided to interview and publish the resulting story about Goldman Sachs in Rolling Stone.[footnotes omitted here] Tabbi later admits about Tyler's lunatic ranting 'I didn’t understand a word he was saying' ...'I went through the tape-recorded interview trying to decipher it minute by minute.'"
Apparently this "fact," colored by the derogatory adverb, derived from the New York Guide's "The Dow Zero Insurgency" http://nymag.com/guides/money/2009/59457/index3.html
Here's the quote from NY Guide: "If that sounds like something you read in Rolling Stone last July, that’s because Zero Hedge served as a key source for the infamous article on Goldman Sachs written by gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi. 'I didn’t understand a word he was saying,' says Taibbi, recalling his first conversations with Ivandjiiski last spring. 'I went through the tape-recorded interview trying to decipher it minute by minute.'”
Later the article notes: "Taibbi, who says he still exchanges e-mails regularly with Ivandjiiski, believes the blog was responsible for the New York Stock Exchange’s decision to alter the way it releases weekly trading data: 'Pretty clearly this guy has so pissed off Goldman Sachs they managed to get that rule change about how the data got released, and that’s almost certainly because of Zero Hedge.'”
Seems to me that Taibbi didn't "understand a word he [Ivandjiiski] was saying" because the conversation was simply beyond Taibbi's understanding at the time and he had to parse it in order to understand ... and eventually write his infamous article on Goldman Sachs (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405), based in great part on his conversations with Ivandjiiski.
- I agree with the BON. Article should be changed to reflect that. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 18:56, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
- Yep, same here. Good catch! ~ Subsound ~ 16:50, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
The bad grammar, equating libs with commies, and strawmanning was pretty funny. http://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Zero_Hedge&curid=117430&diff=1493355&oldid=1493072&rcid=1952265 FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 17:15, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
- Stupid libs asking for facts and evidence for what they know in the heart of their bottom is true. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 17:35, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Article is liked
http://myownmarketnarrative.blogspot.com/2015/08/hoo-boy-rationalwiki-article-on.html?m=1 The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 15:48, 1 September 2015 (UTC)