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Blatant WSJ Revisionism Redlined

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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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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:40 | 1260203 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future".

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:48 | 1260227 nope-1004
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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?



Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:57 | 1260293 jus_lite_reading
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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.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:03 | 1260323 JW n FL
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Rigged Market Capitalism & Propaganda within the U.S. by the U.S. PLUS! PLUS!!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:11 | 1260354 Dr. Richard Head
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Careful, but it looks like Robert Thomson, Editor for the Fraud Street Journal, is on a junking binge.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:30 | 1260425 morkov
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WOW, WOW, WOW!!! this is a monstrosity !!!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:41 | 1260474 Imminent Crucible
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Everyone please be calm. We have no reason to believe that any of the reactors have suffered any damage.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:43 | 1260691 Ted K
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:44 | 1260517 Eternal Student
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:11 | 1260602 rocker
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+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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:00 | 1260715 Ted K
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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???

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:08 | 1260930 divide_by_zero
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Bad example they had Barney Frank pegged, looks more like he cherry picked history to his liking to refute them.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:04 | 1260917 divide_by_zero
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Just trying to keep up with the Gray Lady

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:51 | 1260535 Dr. Porkchop
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Ignorance is strength comrade citizens!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:04 | 1260581 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:01 | 1260752 Dr. Porkchop
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I wouldn't sully my chips with his trash.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:12 | 1260604 falak pema
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How did ZH get a copy of this "expurgated" text from WSJ? 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:34 | 1260852 Zerohedgefunder
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Well, they make it sound like they had the first version and that then the WSJ changed its version. As simple as that.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:39 | 1260209 pton09
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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?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:50 | 1260271 NotApplicable
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Voters. Definitely voters.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:27 | 1260409 Dr. Richard Head
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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. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:15 | 1261083 HeadintheGame
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:20 | 1260383 SheepDog-One
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:54 | 1261151 Mentaliusanything
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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

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:41 | 1260213 ReallySparky
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Tyler... Please add link to article so that ZH's can send letters to the editor in complaint.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:49 | 1260244 Cleanclog
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:56 | 1260289 NotApplicable
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55 | 1260297 jus_lite_reading
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Like they care. There is nothing we can do but inform our friends about it.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:13 | 1260359 Dr. Richard Head
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:43 | 1260482 Cognitive Dissonance
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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?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:02 | 1260570 Dr. Richard Head
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Based on Iran declaring the Dollar as the Devil, I would put an ounce on know, that guy.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:02 | 1260745 el Gallinazo
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:20 | 1260806 HK
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You mean Stuxnet for dummies?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:22 | 1260813 HK
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:44 | 1260493 Imminent Crucible
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Domestic Piss Beer---does that come in a Lite?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:42 | 1260218 hugovanderbubble
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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,

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:53 | 1260272 topcallingtroll
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:51 | 1260282 topcallingtroll
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You guys dont read very carefully if you think finland will oppose the portugal bailout.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:58 | 1260295 NotApplicable
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I don't think Finland is capable of action.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:39 | 1260457 MachoMan
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That's not true at all...  unless sitting in the sauna and drinking don't count as "action".

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:41 | 1260222 LRC Fan
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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. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:48 | 1260240 hugovanderbubble
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:53 | 1260273 tarsubil
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:57 | 1260299 LRC Fan
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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!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:04 | 1260326 NotApplicable
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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?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:31 | 1260429 topcallingtroll
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So who wants to join me and a group of really hot horny chics in some bank protests?

Names and addresses please!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:48 | 1260522 MachoMan
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My experience with "protester chicks" is that you'd better bring a razor...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:50 | 1260704 nope-1004
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What do we want?



When do we want it?



What do we want?



When do we want it?



Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:32 | 1260419 gaoptimize
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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.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:00 | 1260224 Bubbles the cat (not verified)
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Whadya expect from turd-schlock? The truth?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 07:53 | 1262215 Bubbles the cat (not verified)
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Hey. Lowlife troll like me deserves more than 1 miserable fkn flag. tmosley got 3 and even A55hole_Lawyer got 7. Where's the fkn justice???

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:44 | 1260225 tmosley
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Holy fucking shit.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:45 | 1260242 ReallySparky
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My thoughts exactly.  The more I think about it, the pissed off I get.  You know I assumed that the Journal would be selective about what they print, but to censor what they print.  Good grief, who does one believe anymore?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:10 | 1260337 weinerdog43
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Good grief.  Who do you think publishes the WSJ?  The same corrupt scum that own Faux News. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:16 | 1260366 economessed
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Damn liberal media......

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:28 | 1260399 Sophist Economicus
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I love being part of ZH, but I have to admit that the real 'fringe, tin-foil hat stuff' used to have me either LOL or rolling my eyes.


After seeing what the WSJ just did, I find myself moving closer to the fringe.    I am really shock by this.   This is truely sad!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:16 | 1260615 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Dude, everybody knows that tin foil can't block the CIA's radio waves.


For that you gotta get your fillings removed. It's how I got my physical Gold

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:14 | 1261088 slewie the pi-rat
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i got a price for tin foil implants but couldn't afford them.

if soini hadn't been so negative about the nazis i think he woulda done better.  they asked for the letter in finnish and had a guy named hitler translate it. 

this NWO bankster revisionist his/herstory doesn't take long, does it?

i hope soini isn't political toast.  my sense is we'll soon be hearing how he had sex w/ julian assange.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:17 | 1260795 equity_momo
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The "fringe tin foil hatters" have been LOLing at mainstream mooks for years. It took me along time to work it out but if that makes me fringe , so beit. The herd is not a place i want to be.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:45 | 1260499 malek
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Truly a WTF moment. Unbelievable!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:42 | 1260228 newworldorder
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Letters - We dont read nor need no stinking letters.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:43 | 1260233 Athemos
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Did the WSJ ever receive any bailouts or zero interest loans from the Fed?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:21 | 1260373 hedgeless_horseman
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The WSJ's biggest advertisers sure as hell did!

If A=B

and B=C

then A=C

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:44 | 1260235 fbrothers
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The Journal is now just junk mail..

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:48 | 1260236 Amish Hacker
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History being written by the victors? I hope not.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:49 | 1260238 Hephasteus
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Funny. During this entire economic catastrophe. I've never looked once to wall street journal for an answer.

But this is kind of funny because it shows the main stream media's relationship to the fed. The media make the stories and the fed edits them. Now they taking things this zero hedge writes and edits them and putting them into the media stream that they normally edit anyway.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:25 | 1260398 InconvenientCou...
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premise for a movie:

Mainstream media outlet. as corrupt as they want to be.

Young writer mistakenly starts pulling content from "tinfoil hat" sites. Unwittingly opens the coporate servers up for a trojan horse.

trojan horse sends internal emails all over the www.

Young writer has an epiphany and turns crusader.

Constitutional crisis ensues and he bags the hot intern.

The end.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:36 | 1260454 topcallingtroll
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True story already made into a movie.

Young patriotic cia analyst becomes disillusioned at what he sees. Starts giving info to the other side.

Falcon and the Snowman? Cant remember name. Probably pulled that out of my ass.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:49 | 1260246 Bay of Pigs
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Well, let's check them off the list.

More cowbell please.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:53 | 1260275 willien1derland
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Damn Skippy - More COWBELL!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:50 | 1260252 treemagnet
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I always wonder who from the govt reads ZH and how they gauge/interpret responses.  Whats the scale or metric - just curious.  Same deal otherwise, when all else fails just manipulate the data.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:08 | 1260938 I only kill chi...
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But are tracking IP addr yet. Might time to switch to TOR

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:48 | 1260253 carbonmutant
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This has Rupert Murdoch's fingerprints on it...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:19 | 1260623 FreeNewEnergy
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You give Murdoch way too much credit. This was obviously done by the ghost of William Randolph Hearst, who is actually not a ghost, but a hologram, living with Elvis and OBL deep in the bowels of Hearst Castle.

Unlike OBL's previous digs, this one has a internets connexion and Elvis does most of the tweeting.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:50 | 1260255 Holodomor2012
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What they print in black and white is as worthless as what they print in green. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:52 | 1260285 Dr. Richard Head
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The question then becomes which is better for ass wiping?  WSJ or FRN?  I would chose the FRN as the ink doesn't come off the paper as easily.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:51 | 1260257 WideAwake
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Winston Smith over at the old  

Ministry of Truth hard at work i see.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:50 | 1260261 willien1derland
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ZH publishes WSJ Article


WSJ Revision

BLUE HORSESHOE LOVE ENDICOTT STEEL (some reason the strikethrough doesn't work)

The Wall Street Journal, who LOVES Gordon Gekko, eschews insider trading or any financial improprieties

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:53 | 1260267 InconvenientCou...
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Fox News channel

Fox Business

Hey, I know it's propaganda but it's ideologically correct, so I can relax and react. I knew  the bogeyman was real. I guess Mom was a socialist after all.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:52 | 1260269 scatterbrains
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this is why I think they maintain the illusion of economic growth and a bullish stock market. Some think it's to save the pensions etc but I don't think they give a rat's ass about peeps pensions, they only lift the stock market as a distraction and to buy time enough to strip assets from world soverigns. Watch the right hand carefully while they slip their left hand in your wallet pocket.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:50 | 1260274 A55H0LE_Lawyer
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Blatant Revisionism ? That seems a bit excessive.  They edited--they always do.  I myself prefer the original, but I don't think they gutted the main points or anything.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:41 | 1260471 topcallingtroll
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Love the name!

Guess i should have been greedydoctor.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:14 | 1260610 falak pema
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you are a lawyer! They took out all 'ad hominem' references to other EU leaders. And diluted the relative thrust of the diatribe. WOW! It came out much weaker...after...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:23 | 1260632 FreeNewEnergy
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I agree with ASSHOLE. Was just a flesh wound.


Obviously, the editors of WSJ were cutting for space, as we know that not everything will fit on just one internet page.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:51 | 1260281 tony bonn
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in the first place, it was not scrubbing - it was either blatant censorship or blatant lying....

obama (liar in chief of indonesian citizenship) stated many months ago that we have to live within our means and become more frugal with spending....of course....but what does that mean? and in any event, the liar has charged ahead with more trillion dollar deficits....he said what he said to placate people and put the sheople back into their demented pixilated stupor....same situation here....say something for the masses and then go back to doing what you were doing....

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:52 | 1260286 lieutenantjohnchard
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earlier i saw this at denninger's site. wasn't surprised in the least at the blatant censorship.

i cancelled my 20 year subscription years ago, including barron's. i see no value in the product to justify spending money on it. i won't watch the wsj panel on fox on the weekends either. paul gigot's big government bias despite pretensions otherwise galls me. i power flick them off.

the fine folks at the wsj and barron's are tools of corporate interests., globalization and fiat. don't need 'em. let somebody else pay their salaries.

same for me at the american thinker. they started censoring my comments a year or so ago. left them, too, although it's a free site. haven't been back.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:57 | 1260290 vast-dom
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that is some fucked up yet not too surprising shit.

WSJ is a fucking sham as is the NYTimes etc. And yet as the old saying goes if you want to know what's really going on look at the back pages and the real #'s of any biz section -- now the issue is which numbers are left that aren't fudged and which fundamentals aren't obscured in pure bs accounting?


This place is gonna blow up in a shitstorm and fly off it's moorings!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55 | 1260294 buzzsaw99
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Don't diss da memory hole.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:40 | 1260674 augie
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so eh, do they ever get freaky with that thing?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:55 | 1260296 Dick Darlington
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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

That's pretty easy to answer. EU commission. Mr Rehn, the master of the ponziverse, has been constantly interfering in finnish domestic policy process during the elections and after regarding the bail outs. He's constantly and even in public telling that Finland has to make the right choise and say yes to the bail outs because somehow he sees that it is our responsibility to transfer our wealth to the bankster elite even if the Maastricht Treaty says otherwise.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:57 | 1260300 Gubbmint Cheese
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we have always been at war with Eastasia

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:00 | 1260312 WideAwake
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pardon me while i step out for my

two minutes of hate drill.... ill be back

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:58 | 1260304 Quinvarius
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The Ministry of Love has been notified of the thought crime committed on this blog.  By next week, this blog will have never existed.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:00 | 1260314 falak pema
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We are now in monolithic group Oligarchic thinking. Don't expect the market to be anything but "centrally planned", but in fact Private Oligarchy manipulated. The market in NO longer the meeting of supply and demand. It is preordained execution of contrived price fixing of commodities/assets to suit a given desired political result. Albeit in a aura of dire asymmetric tug of war where different branches of the Oligarchy try and pull the rug from under each other's feet. All the while trying to maintain overall Oligarchical control over main street.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:02 | 1260315 Marla And Me
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This is the downside of the world-wide-web, especially if it continues to make the print media obselete.  This reminds me of the Matrix reboots.  Unlike printed paper, digital bits are cheap and easy to alter.  If it is no longer there, does it still exist? 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:33 | 1260442 samsara
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That's why it is important when an event happens,   to capture it in a word doc or somewhere in it's entirety.  

Back after 911 the amount of 'Local' news that was changed, deleted, within days was amazing.

The Memory Hole .com used to serve that purpose.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:23 | 1260316 Mercury
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I honestly don't see what the big deal is here - even though I agree with ZH's beef about the WSJ's pro-Fed reporting in general. 

The sharpest statements are pretty much intact in the revised version IMHO:

The money did not go to help indebted economies. It flowed through the European Central Bank and recipient states to the coffers of big banks and investment funds. Further contrary to the official wisdom, the recipient states did not want such "help," not this way. The natural option for them was to admit insolvency and let failed private lenders, wherever they were based, eat their losses. That was not to be. Ireland was forced to take the money.


Unfortunately for this financial and political cartel, their plan isn't working. Already under this scheme, Greece, Ireland and Portugal are ruined. They will never be able to save and grow fast enough to pay back the debts with which Brussels has saddled them in the name of saving them.

The WSJ might have shortened the letter for length/size reasons alone (which equivalent number of words would you have removed?).  They aren't under any obligation to carry water for the True Finn party and they may have cleared their revisions with them before going to press anyway.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:02 | 1260317 agent default
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They are getting desperate. We must be closer the end than we think.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:05 | 1260319 AAPL_Short
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These edits are not from Mr. Soini. This is what happens when a coalition of NY Fed, banksters and corrupt Southern European politicians contact WSJ raising hell and alleging defamation. For what is actually the truth. Another strong sell signal. The first one was when we chose out to take Osama right now. Something that could have been done on many occasions before. Then again, nobody will be able to fight Mr. Market in perpetuity.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:47 | 1261137 midnight
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What a load of garbage. Present PROOF that Europe has anything to do with the WSJ edit.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:07 | 1260329 foxman
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Wound my heart with a monotonous languor...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:20 | 1260372 Pchelar
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John has a long mustache.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:06 | 1260333 JW n FL
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everyone sell you gold and silver! for paper, Hurry! before the lie becomes undone!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:12 | 1260343 JW n FL
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how are we supposed to price these kinds of lies into our portfolios? what is the risk metric for Governmental Lies that cross oceans and reach the highest levels of foriegn Governments?










that I can plug in? that has been back tested? Oops? no way to back test anything becuase ALL this shit has no precendent?


Well by all means! lets lie some more! MORE COWBELL as mentioned above please!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:18 | 1260365 css1971
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Fairly simple.

Increase the proportion of physical gold. Unfortunately, I can't do that with my pension portfolio, but I can reduce contributions and increase the acquisition of physical PMs outwith.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:44 | 1260880 Strider52
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My thoughts are: [BLEEP]. I think that the real fault lies with [BLEEP], and we shouldn't be [BLEEP]. At the same time, [BLEEP].

 Those are my [BLEEP] on this [BLEEP].

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:13 | 1260339 plocequ1
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Objection!! Overruled. Exception.. Noted

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:08 | 1260341 agent default
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Hey, who is the mass junker here?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:21 | 1260375 Dr. Richard Head
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Robert Thomson?  Editor for the WSJ?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:34 | 1260428 plocequ1
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He junked my David Mamet from The verdict. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:27 | 1260651 Hephasteus
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Some people don't know how to take verdictation.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:09 | 1260344 ruru
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Fuckers changed the title of the article as well, LOL!

Old title: Why I Don't Support More Bailouts

New title: Why I Don't Support Europe's Bailouts

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:15 | 1260358 AAPL_Short
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Astonishing. Alarmist edit. It was clearly to everyone with half a brain that he was opining on the EU - not the US.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:14 | 1260351 css1971
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This is what happens when dead tree editors work on electrons.

With the internet, the article can be as long and wordy as your audience will tolerate. With physical paper, you are paying for column inches.


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:14 | 1260353 entendance
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My pal defio has Something In His Front Pocket for You, WSJ

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:17 | 1260361 Horatio Beanblower
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WSJ - Winston Smith Journal

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:16 | 1260367 AAPL_Short
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The really astonishing here is that they are editing what a European politician said _in his own name_. Is the truth so dangerous that it cannot be tolerated, even when a foreign politician is being truthful about developments on another continent? Is the end-game really that near?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:32 | 1260432 Long-John-Silver
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When the FRN Titanic hit the TARPberg it started sinking. Slowly at first as the pumps worked at maximum but more debt was coming in faster than it was being pumped overboard. Soon the debt washed over the pumps shutting them down. All the Stimulus was taken from the vaults and thrown overboard in a failed effort to slow the sinking. Now the deck chairs have started washing away and the truth can no longer be hidden. They bring out the Band and strike a festive tone to deafen the hearing of the last holdouts of the FRN Titanic.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:19 | 1260369 jedwards
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To be fair, the editing kept the tone and information that the original did.  It didn't change much, it just took out some additional examples, and such.  I think the WSJ should have said that it was edited.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:27 | 1260387 SheepDog-One
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Yes we should be notified of the total propaganda and Big Sis watching over every word put in public. That certainly makes it OK.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:30 | 1260395 Mercury
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I think the WSJ should have said that it was edited.

Except that it's usually understood that that's what editors do.

Agree that it didn't really change the thing though (see above) - which means that the editors not only did their job but that they did their job pretty well.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:38 | 1260452 newworldorder
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The sad thing is that we have begun to tolerate this as being reasonable. It tells the monied elites all they need to know about our future reaction. It also tells them a lot about the mid and senior level manager reactions in the MSM.

This is not a victory for them, but a triangulation exercise on how much further they have to go for us to achieve total acceptance of the lie.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:24 | 1260384 ghostfaceinvestah
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War Is Peace

Freedom Is Slavery

Ignorance Is Strength

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:42 | 1260682 augie
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i think you have those backwards comrade.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:25 | 1260394 Sig Sauer
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surprised at the extent of the editing, but if TPTB were really involved in this don't you think they would have deleted reference to 'ponzi'?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:28 | 1260401 SwingForce
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We've got to get to him before Creedy's black baggers get him, oops. Looks like Ireland's gone limp today too, taxing pension "schemes" spoken like a true diplomat about to nationalize any big pile of loot he can get his hands on. WAR bitchez.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:25 | 1260402 Bruce Krasting
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You have to love the blogs. Tks to Denniger and ZH.

What happens with this? WSJ plays mum? I'm sending this to everyone I know.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:07 | 1260766 Ted K
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NO retraction, NO apology.  You know---same to all WSJ editorial Fuck-ups.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:32 | 1260422 sbenard
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Amazing. News as manipulated as our markets!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:33 | 1260435 Josh Randall
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Having your Editorial edited beats being "burried at sea" with no pictures to prove it - this guy got off light

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:49 | 1261018 I only kill chi...
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Kinetic Redaction

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:36 | 1260437 SwingForce
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ENRON I think we need to take a new look at Enron and try to figure out why Building 7 was collapsed to destroy whatever the SEC had accumulated on them. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:39 | 1260455 IdioTsincracY
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It looks like we have a WSJ lover here, that has taken the time to junk every single post who dared to attack WSJ and the Oligarchy ....

Lloyd, Jamie ... is that you, guys?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:41 | 1260466 Al89
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12 of the 25 on the Finnish Grand Committee support the bail out. 4 oppose (True Fin party). 6 are conditional (aka pay attention to our special interest groups and we will support) and the rest are undisclosed. 

I'd be surprised if the EUR/USD hasn't priced this bullshit sideshow in, along with the probably weaker US trade figures. I wish it wasn't a non-event, but they won't have the guts. 

Still think we are going to come up to a period of Euro weakness with the end of QE2 though. Maybe like ZH pointed out, a Belgian downgrade and some more Greek pantomime. Interesting to see if Spanish and Italian CDS spreads continued to widen today. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:45 | 1260687 jmc8888
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Lots of the text removed have psychological contexts to them.  Fraiser strikes again! Psychology of the markets.

How about just an adjective filter WSJ? You can post the articles faster and beat your msm competition!

Well just like the hair club for men, we know the assholes at top ARE also clients of such psycho-babble truthiness and filter the news accordingly.

...that is whoever scrubbed the article.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:01 | 1260740 SunBlaster
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Just emailed Timo to let him know his letter was changed :oP

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:16 | 1260801 mathdock
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Tyler, the WSJ may be guilty of some venal chops of style and emotional vigor, but in matters of substance, the letter reads the same after as before.  THe pols and banks are in bed; Ireland was forced against its will to accept the abilout and Portugal is next; Even the central thesis to the note is intact.  My guess is length was a consideration.  I've edited lots of stuff as an exec and I always had suggested comments for my bosses, which they would accept or modify further consistent with intent, and for those lot up my chain, I'd be more persuasive in my suggestions, but still leaving final edits to the author.  THere were also a couple of bad grammos.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:24 | 1260816 Quigs
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I like the revision.  Reads more like stern critique and less like a temper tantrum.  The meaning wasn't twisted and the odds of finishing the letter while dropping a deuce are greatly increased.  It should have small print at the bottom explaining that it's been modified for word count though, along with a url to the full letter.  I don't see the "gotcha moment" here.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:26 | 1260833 Topher
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To whom it should concern,

I recently read an article from your WSJ on May, 9 2011 titled “Why I Won’t Support More Bailouts” by Timo Soini chairman of the True Finns Party in Finland. Apparently you have scrubbed most of the article. I find this appalling and disgusting journalism. I used to be an online subscriber of you paper and also a Fox News viewer. I called into Fox a few weeks ago after hearing you will be canceling the “Glenn Beck Show”. It is truly a sad day when you pander to your sponsors and fail (or are not willing) to report the truth about what is really going on in the world today. Heaven forbid the public know just how messed up things really are. I’m canceling my Fox News channel and will no longer read your paper. I’m quite sure I will not be the only one.


Marietta, GA

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 18:52 | 1260893 BernankeHasHemo...
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We nailed one Muslim criminal - Osama bin laden. When are we going to nail the other criminal Muslim, Obama bin laden?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:16 | 1260947 nodhannum
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You mean like they did at Calculated Risk?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:30 | 1261116 unununium
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Ain't that the truth.  "CR" sees "no systemic issue" with robosigning and rampant mortgage securitization fraud.  What a knee-slapper.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:16 | 1260954 pesamystik
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This is really disturbing. I wonder if the WSJ will comment on this. If the letter was revised b y its author, the WSJ should have noted the changes.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 21:22 | 1261213 AAPL_Short
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Cavemen. Neanderthals. Should be sent back to Egypt.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 21:33 | 1261244 --- - .. ... .....
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Check out the phony PE ratio from laslo birinyi at WSJ and Barrons. They use operating earnings.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 22:10 | 1261384 Reese Bobby
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I just want to go on record as appreciative of the Big Banks controlling the content of such disruptive editorials.  I think what you think JP Morgan!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 04:35 | 1262044 Insert witty title
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson


This must have been what TJ was talking about no?



Wed, 05/11/2011 - 04:38 | 1262048 swissbene
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good catch, thanks.

this may happen all the time and it may preserve the original intent [or even improve on it].  but there need to be rules.  some can read through the lines/chaos and infer useful [mis]information, fine.  if you subscribe, stop.  otherwise write editors and bluff.  works better than a letter & still infer whatever signals you get now through wsj free or some analog.

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