Watch Bernanke's Q&A With FOMC Approved Sycophants Live Here

Tyler Durden's picture

At 2:15 pm the general public will watch with fascination as Ben Bernanke descends into his throne, in his dollar green Vera Wang wearing a stunning Control Print and Arpels tungsten necklace, following with trepidation each and every shake and quiver of his chin in those ultra rare instances when he speaks the truth. He will be surrounded by a cohort of FOMC preapproved sycophants who, as can be seen on the clip below, are now on page 2 of Monetary Policy for Dummies, which they started reading back on April 27 during the first ever FOMC press conference. As usual, nothing of significance will be asked, and most certainly, answered, but do expect the dollar (and, inversely, ES) to go up, then down, then up, and so forth as random vacuum tubes blow in NYSE's ultramodern Mahwah collocation facility.

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baby_BLYTHE's picture

the general public will get a nice round of BS and lies.

10kby2k's picture

I cant watch him. His whiney monotone reminds me of the schoolyard whimp.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Ben 'Shakey McShakes' Bernank, quivering, twitching, trembling face and lips, telling sweet, massive lies, back in 2005, 2006 and 2007, but no one in the press would dare mention how incredibly and tragically wrong his 'models,' 'opinions,' 'forecasts,' and other such nonsense were then, even as they hang on his every lying word, now:

YouTube - Ben Bernanke's Incredibly Wrong Past Calls
Cdad's picture

Shakey McShakes is present...enhanced by stammering.

10kby2k's picture


he has dry mouth from his medication?

Cdad's picture

"I think we are in a different position this year.  Clearly not where we would like to be."  B. Bernank

Very inspiring.  Between him and DC, we have dumped $7 trillion into the system, and yet we are not where we want to be.  Great.

10kby2k's picture


I had to watch, but not listen.  This bernank-o-meter on cnbc is so lame.

SilverIsKing's picture

CNBS wants to make the depression fun for all

Crisismode's picture

The Depression will grind on, for many,many years, long after CNBS is not even a fleeting memory in the worm-eaten brains of dead, white, male economists.

nope-1004's picture

Benocide is drugged up on anti-anxiety meds.  Mouth is dry, lazy eye-lids, slow speach.

So now the guy in charge of this decovery is drugged up when speaking to the public?  For shame, dude.  Quit.  Go away.  It's all lies anyway, and everyone knows it.


TruthInSunshine's picture


This is ex-Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the Dylan Ratigan show today talking about failure of Bernanke, QE1 & 2, etc., and the Greatest Heist ever by Wall Street from Main Street, and is EPIC.

Tyler - can you please make this a separate article with video?

wanklord's picture

Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

dracos_ghost's picture

You aren't perchance European? They seem to be living well within their means.

Unholy Dalliance's picture

Well done! You deserve to sit at the feet of 'The Master', BB himself.

dracos_ghost's picture

I think BB is a d-Bag -- another little globalist Ivy League dilletante who is way out of his league. It's just interesting that wanklord says the "brutish US" is abhorrent and yet the Fed's balance sheet extended primarily to European banks to bail out their "brutish" citizens living beyond their means is OK.

People who live in glass houses and all that ...

We're all getting f&*ked by international bankers US/European/Japanese/Chinese, take your pick.


SMG's picture

Nah he's above all nations, look at his avatar.   His avatar was one of the oligarchy taking advantage of our weaknesses to enslave us.


GoinFawr's picture

Hey do you think 'irony' is " rain, on your wedding day..."?

OTOH thanks for the link, I was wondering who wanklord was mocking.

GoinFawr's picture

@ Draco:

And I thought you were being sarcastic...

Top three 'living within their meansers' hail from which continent?

How do you like your crow; rare or baked into a humble pie?

dracos_ghost's picture

Hmm, the only ones living within their means are Norway and Korea -- which last time I looked were two different continents. Everyone else is deficit spending([sic] living beyond their means).

What's your point.


GoinFawr's picture

Sorry but playing dumb doesn't work with me; even if you're not actually playing.

So you're at least able to see that our leader is from Europe? Just looking at debt, not 2010 budget deficits (which are irrelevant anyway if the nation is carrying a positive balance), who is in second place?

...Really,hunh. Which continent again?

I wouldn't ask, but I am curious to hear the rationale you use to reconcile these facts with your sarcastic (such as it was)

"You aren't perchance European? They seem to be living well within their means."

comment, seeing as Europe is the continent where the leaders in fiscal responsibility are located.

Perhaps there is an invisible north american country with low debt that only you can see?

(eww, dude you better hurry: pie's getting cold)

dracos_ghost's picture

Ok. So now it's Norway,Finland and Korea living within their means and Japan, Italy and Greece living beyond their means(and yes the US is not far behind, and so is the rest of the charted world for god's sake)

Again, what's your point. I never said the US was not in trouble with debt. It was your buddy Wanklord making it sound like the US is the only culprit in this global fiasco which is why I was sarcastic.

There is plenty of blame to go around.

Again, as I said, WE ARE ALL FUCKED by the international banking cabal.

GoinFawr's picture

"Again, what's your point.(sic)"

Well, that question(?) settles it then; you're not 'playing' dumb after all.

Good luck with that.

dracos_ghost's picture

Ok Cubby, let's go.

Gotta love the EU types. When it suits their purpose, they are a single entity, when it doesn't they isolate themselves.

According to your own OECD data link:

Euro entities = 770

vs the US at 72.

So as a big "Happy European Union", your debt dwarfs everyone else and is an order of magnitude larger than the US. Seems like you and WankerLord buddy should get a room.

GoinFawr's picture

Weighted average of Euro 13 countries: 57.9


Norway(#1), Sweden(#4), and Finland(#2) are all in the black.

Urban Redneck's picture

Check the national debt figures, not just the deficit.  Living beyond your means doesn't mean you can't spend more than you make in a given year, if you have something saved.  Also, the OECD data is skewed in favor of the US because it excludes debt issued by administrative divisions. 

ZakuKommander's picture

"Nice round" -- LOL.  Sadly, from here until Election Day November 2012 the general public will be increasingly inundated with BS and lies.

TapperIsTicked's picture

Last month it was transitory, this month it is temporary. Next month it will never have existed.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

There is the moral of all human tales;
'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
First freedom and then Glory - when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption - barbarism at last.
And History, with all her volumes vast,
Hath but one page...

We are here.

The Deacon's picture

What is a sycophant?

Would an example be the lady from American Banker who asked Ben if he was concerned banking regulation was 'moving too fast or going too far'?

Now there's a tough question right there.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Make sure to get your tight stops in place.

qussl3's picture

JPM and GS will be out hunting and you want tight stops?

DonnieD's picture

Does anyone really put stock in what this idiot says?

baby_BLYTHE's picture

words cannot describe my absolute hatred for this man and the corporate institution he runs

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I would at least give it a shot to paint into words your disdain for this man.  It is great for the soul. 

Cant Understand Normal Thinking is one of the first ones that pop into my head, but then again I am a Dick Head.

AldoHux_IV's picture

His genocidal tendencies are linked to this #1 mandate of preserving finanical stability which is another way of saying he is pro-banks even if it means killing the real economy.  This kind of perpetuation of an insolvent system that winds up hurting so many in the process is one of many reasons why I think he is a lowly person who's not worth his weight in dog shit-- as a matter of fact I would prefer to have a big pile of steaming dog shit at the head of the federal reserve than this lunatic psychopathic moron.  He needs to be put down.

/edit: not sure if the soul feels better, but for sure the rage grows the more this idiot speaks.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

We should put together a Mystery Science Theater 3000 spin on these meetings for the enjoyment of all ZH'ers.

AgShaman's picture

I would be grateful.

Be sure to invite Joel, Crow, and Tom Servo.....and takes us down memory lane

MST3K...."Broadcasting from the Satellite of Love Tour"

ElvisDog's picture

Something on the order of the MST3K "Time Chasers" or "Space Mutiny" episodes, two of my favorites.

Metropolis_Minx's picture

Are you a painter, too, Dr. Head?

I agree. It is very theraputic to go all "Pollock" on the canvas. Beefs up the activism.




downrodeo's picture

"It is very theraputic to go all "Pollock" on the canvas. Beefs up the activism."




/hat tip/



GoinFawr's picture

(Puts on tinfoil hat) Wasn't Pollock's work a CIA supported psyop or some'at? If so I'm not sure what brand of 'activism' imitating him could 'beef up'.

Silver Dreamer's picture

He loves himself, and that's all that matters, right? haha

Popo's picture

Unfortunately CNBC will.  And most mainstream economists will.   

And so the sheeple will as well.



qussl3's picture

That's pretty much everyone isnt it?

Shit, does that mean im one of the crazies?