Blatant WSJ Revisionism Redlined

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday, when we posted the full original letter submitted by True Finns leader Timo Soini titled "Why I Won't Support More Bailouts" as presented by the Wall Street Journal in verbatim, we were surprised that the WSJ, traditionally the bastion of various Fed interests (a topic previously dissected in "On The New York Fed's Editorial Influence Over The WSJ"), would allow such a truthy letter to appear on its pages. Today, courtesy of Karl Denninger who pointed out something glaringly disgusting, we were forced to look again at the letter as it now  appears on the website of the WSJ. Shockingly, as the redline below indicates, the entire letter was scrubbed with blatant deletions from the original text which can still be found on the pages of Zero Hedge. It is high time that the WSJ readers demand to know whether this unprecedented scrubbing was due to an editorial intervention, or if Soini himself was responsible for this blatant revisionism. If the latter is indeed the case, perhaps supporters of the True Finn party in Finland should inquire who it was that forced their leader to adjusted his letter in such a way. And here we are making fun of Jean Claude Junker for openly lying to the media...

Full redline comparing the pre- and post-revision letter versions (pdf)

WSJ Revisionism

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FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future".

nope-1004's picture

USA is broke.  Wall Street is the epicenter for global white collar crime.  As a result, fascist propaganda is where it's at.

Why should y'all get bent out of shape when it takes more than 6 hours for the next lie to be revealed by this great bankrupt country through its fiscal policy outlets?



jus_lite_reading's picture

When a country/empire is in its last throes, you see this type of bullshit. Expect to see a lot more as the USS Titanic sinks lower and lower into the cold murky waters of corruption. A once great nation like the US always implodes from the inside out. The EU is already under the sundeck and the boiler rooms have blown out. The UK has jumped onto its last liferafts. Theres only a few weeks left before the whole thing sinks. Wall Street is where it all began. It is where it all ends. Bittersweet end.


JW n FL's picture

Rigged Market Capitalism & Propaganda within the U.S. by the U.S. PLUS! PLUS!!

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Careful, but it looks like Robert Thomson, Editor for the Fraud Street Journal, is on a junking binge.

morkov's picture

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! this is a monstrosity !!!

Imminent Crucible's picture

Everyone please be calm. We have no reason to believe that any of the reactors have suffered any damage.

Eternal Student's picture

I have to respectfully disagree about the "last throes" part. The WSJ has been doing the most it can, with everything it can, in order to sell out all of America and its citizens for a very long time. They have absolutely no qualms about destroying this country as long as a few elites can make a buck off of the funeral.

rocker's picture

+10  The best part to come is to watch when the Banksters pull all the liquidity out of the stock market again. Just like they have in the past.  What a scam. Taxpayer bails them out. FED reinflates the banks through the Treasury. The banksters take the cash, pump up the markets, all in,  and then they take it all out again. Thieves I say. What a Scam.

Ted K's picture

Oh, nevermind the WSJ editorial board twists the words and thoughts of U.S. Congressman:

I just want to know, does Peggy Noonan's snatch smell as nasty as the shit that smears off the tip of her pen???

divide_by_zero's picture

Bad example they had Barney Frank pegged, looks more like he cherry picked history to his liking to refute them.

divide_by_zero's picture

Just trying to keep up with the Gray Lady

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Ignorance is strength comrade citizens!

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

And whatever Rupert Murdoch controls you can use to wrap fish / line a bird cage.


That's an old school reference to newspapers for you kids out there.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

I wouldn't sully my chips with his trash.

falak pema's picture

How did ZH get a copy of this "expurgated" text from WSJ? 

Zerohedgefunder's picture

Well, they make it sound like they had the first version and that then the WSJ changed its version. As simple as that.

pton09's picture

Good post, the WSJ is of course a statist pro banker outfit that preserves the interest of the few at the expense of the rest.

Saw this on Market Ticker and KD is seemingly in the midst of a stroke.  He is definitely not pleased, nor am I but who could be naive enough to believe the WSJ doesn't do this stuff on a regular basis?

NotApplicable's picture

Voters. Definitely voters.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

No kiding.  I was on a telephone townhall for the banker's Congressman.  When time came to open up for questions, nearly every fucking question was related to what can government give me?  One guy was asking about an award for WWII Merchant Marines.  Another was bitching about not gettingenough Social Security.  Another was asking about their welfare checks.  It went on and on and on. 

The nice sounding platitudes from the CONgressman were focused on how these damned speculators were causing this issue and there was not one mention of the increase in the money supply. 

He did, however, have a bill that he was endorsing that was coming up in this session.  That bill pertained to futures and that only those willing to take delivery of those commodities (oil being the major one) could then bet in the futures market. I was trying my damndest to see ifthat bill would also include gold and silver, but the time alloted for question had run out. 

As long as a large portion of the population depends on the government (sorry, cash register is empty) then we can expect the rack-up boom/bust bullshit to continue until ultimate currency death. 

SheepDog-One's picture

Anyone looking for any honesty or integrity from the now total 4th branch of govt, the media, is definitely in the market for a hockey helmet because all theyre going to be doing from here on out is hitting their head against a brick wall.

Mentaliusanything's picture

Are you keeping count?

First Amendment gone - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

So you had better hope in the Second and the strength behind it

ReallySparky's picture

Tyler... Please add link to article so that ZH's can send letters to the editor in complaint.

NotApplicable's picture


Why would anyone waste time doing that? If anything, it will just make them more careful so you'll be less likely to notice.

Think of it as quality control.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Like they care. There is nothing we can do but inform our friends about it.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Most of the "friends" I know will only care about this news if you wrap it in a big mac, 6 pack of domestic piss beer, and a TV guide or Sports Illustrated.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Personally I would hold out for the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated. But then again I'm a whore just like your friends so you could probably bargain me down by threatening my miserable job or scaring me half to death. Boo!

Which reminds me. With the OBL boogieman scrubbed from the Matrix, who will be the next monster that scares the children of Mordor?

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Based on Iran declaring the Dollar as the Devil, I would put an ounce on know, that guy.

el Gallinazo's picture

I am putting my money on an alien invasion after the ayerab terrorist shelf life expires. Slanty eyed gray bastards with no noses who can weasel into your mind, though I imagine they get combat pay for penetrating the mind of the typical American.

Imminent Crucible's picture

Domestic Piss Beer---does that come in a Lite?

hugovanderbubble's picture

Nobody can control the future, Uncertainty principle .


Finland will vote NO to Portuguese Bailout, and Im agree with them.


Stop bailoutting - Make Haircuts- Lets Meritocracy Run the system no permadebt.


Also thanks Tyler and Karl for Letters,

topcallingtroll's picture

Finland will vote yes on portugal.

The weasel words the true finns are using is they will oppose future bailouts, implying they will let portugal go through, in order for true finns to be part of the governing coalition.

topcallingtroll's picture

You guys dont read very carefully if you think finland will oppose the portugal bailout.

NotApplicable's picture

I don't think Finland is capable of action.

MachoMan's picture

That's not true at all...  unless sitting in the sauna and drinking don't count as "action".

LRC Fan's picture

I've got physical gold/silver, but I'm worried about the future, mainly because sites like ZH will probably be "shut down" by our corrupt government fucks.  Then where will we turn for real news, reporting, and humor at the expense of the jackasses in power?  The NYT?  MSNBC?  Ahhhh fuck.  Nice work as always Tyler. 

hugovanderbubble's picture

Estimated LRC fan


I'm great defender of hard assets investments vs fiats, but be aware next months, to these big margin spikes, in order to shake the tree.


Silver could easy go back to 31-33 and still uptrend.


So Great volatility coming in Hard Assets.- Its gonna be like a Test to see Institutionals Capabilities and Derivitaves Books Valuation vs Current Monetary offer level.

tarsubil's picture

I'm just going to go by basic principle that if you manipulate a hard asset price down that is in high demand, you'll get real shortages. As in, you can't find it anywhere.

LRC Fan's picture

Thanks, I'm not selling my silver or gold anytime soon, at least not for fiat.  I found a bunch of my 40% at face value by searching various bank branches for half dollars, the rest I have been buying from about $19.50 on up, latest 2 purchases were made at $45 and $43 from APMEX.  Even if I bought at the top (around $55 I believe on APMEX) I wouldn't want to sell if you offered me $100.  Well, I guess I would sell to you at $100 and then turn around and buy from someone else.  Lol.  Heading to the coin store this week, hoping to score some deals.  Word from one of the employees is that he is only charging $3 over spot on Eagles!  Time to load up, bitchez!

NotApplicable's picture

Nah, they are never going to shut this place down. It's way to valuable for that.

Instead, they will flip a switch, lock Tyler out, then install someone in his place. We won't notice at first, as they will do their best to keep up his game. Over time though, they will start to create false stories (or alter facts) to "inform us" in ways which we never imagined. Meanwhile, all of our comments will be watched in an effort to locate and catalog insurgents, with fake honey-pot posters making incendiary comments to draw in like minds.

The first clue will arrive when we see a new person on the board claiming to be the real Tyler.

What will we do? Oh, whatever will we do?

topcallingtroll's picture

So who wants to join me and a group of really hot horny chics in some bank protests?

Names and addresses please!

MachoMan's picture

My experience with "protester chicks" is that you'd better bring a razor...

nope-1004's picture

What do we want?



When do we want it?



What do we want?



When do we want it?



gaoptimize's picture

The publishing of this revision is another sign of desperation.  If ZH ever got shut down or assimilated/pacified, it would be the balloon going up.

Bubbles the cat's picture
Bubbles the cat (not verified) May 10, 2011 3:00 PM

Whadya expect from turd-schlock? The truth?