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The Future Of Financial Media?

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One of the direct consequences of the "end of stocks" meme, and the end of retail's endless honeymoon fascination with equities, because this time may well be different now that central planning is also not only different, but here to stay indefinitely, is the slow burn of all financial media as less and less express an actual interest in anything finance related. Sure enough, as reported several weeks ago, the German edition of the venerable Financial Times is the first to go. Below is the self-explanatory front page of its final edition. Coming soon to most other financial publications near you.

The paradox, of course, is that these very publications defend the same central planning that is making them all obsolete...

 

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:26 | 3042119 GetZeeGold
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Oh shit - Joe Kernen

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:43 | 3042204 Brokenarrow
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Of all the cnbc minions, he is the most obvious with a 100% agenda. "How can I benefitt while the elderly and naive sink into the abyss of their "objective reporting."

How do these fucking people sleep at night?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:49 | 3042243 Stoploss
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Ambien.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:00 | 3042293 francis_sawyer
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Yeah ~ start folding 'em all up... After all ~ in the end it's much better to get all your bullshit news from one source than it is to get bullshit news from many sources... That's part of your 'training'...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:11 | 3042330 Pinto Currency
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Still waiting for The Economist, the worst compendium of pap, to disappear.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:56 | 3042526 knukles
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Eindlich Schwarz died?

A full bore propaganda mechanism for the NWO (seriously) executed upon a highly professional plane, fraught with lies deceit half truths and downright manipulation of the reader/online comment section.

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:18 | 3042655 urwright
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forgive me but for a moment i believed you were speaking to the dying magazine instead of this place here

you know you do seem less wierd the more i read of yours

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:34 | 3042754 old naughty
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They're loyal, they're poppy-lar, they're useful (served the purpose)...

And they're made obsolete.

 

WhoTF we are talkin about, muppets?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:44 | 3042800 urwright
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who?

anyone who reads this will find them in the mirror

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:24 | 3044125 AldousHuxley
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future of financial media will be in Chinese

 

You need money to have media cater you.

 

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:57 | 3042529 Rainman
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I yearn for the dissolution of the Amerikan Pravda in my lifetime...the Washington POSt

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:07 | 3042591 DaveyJones
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Silly title, "financial" writers don't deal with the future

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:29 | 3042725 NuYawkFrankie
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aka Pravda On The Potomac

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:53 | 3043030 TraderTimm
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You may get your wish, Rainman. They are going to switch to a paywall model soon - which is usually the mark of desperation. It won't end well.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:50 | 3043473 marathonman
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And the NY (Sl)imes.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:10 | 3042612 urwright
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sure maybe the inet is taking over print...

if you ask me the stupification is almost complete as the disproportionate distribution of reverting to the mean has the necessary NaggerSlaves controled by OZ and the project of bring the new religon of indentured servitude through stolkholm syndrome will be fulfilled folks like Tyler 'SPINLESS' Durden with his heroic acts of expose' behind the curtain of anonimity while he helps direct the bots of the new syndrome

we all are dumbmutherfukinnaggerslaves until we are not

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:54 | 3042746 NuYawkFrankie
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Right On. The Economist has to be the most pretentious, patronising pap on the planet. Always left me feeling queasy.... uughh

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:39 | 3042477 WSP
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Much easier to "control" and "central plan" via one or two news outlets ---- the criminal central planners reward those who promote their propaganda, starve those who do not.  

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:47 | 3043650 GottaBKiddn
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All by design, Totalitarianism don't need no Financial Times to stir up dem' workers.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:22 | 3042402 otto skorzeny
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at least you know where the guy stands-he's not some kind of which-way-is-the-wind-blowing morphing blob.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:37 | 3042429 Cognitive Dissonance
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Agreed. He's just some kind of mindless MSM blob hopelessly stuck in his own cognitive mud.

<Take the toupee off Joe and let the reactor warm up before restarting.>

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:39 | 3042479 IamtheREALmario
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Joe is one of those people who feels lucky to be allowed to lick the boots of the masters. They keep him fed and wearing shoes ... otherwise he might be living in an alley and dumpster diving.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:41 | 3042487 WSP
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You nailed it----Joe Kernan is a big time kiss ass, boot licking media presstitute who belives that his "controllers" are god----JOE KERNAN is a poster boy for much of what is wrong with the media and as an extension our society----people willing to give up liberty for security.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:28 | 3042715 urwright
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And we follow a character who has no face, influences algo bots, named himself after the prettiest actor ever (who played a death desiring psycho) and who is becoming more and more tragically hip through anonmyous delivery of earth shattering information?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:29 | 3042729 urwright
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We are all dumbmutherfukinnaggerslaves till we are not

NO USURY IN THE CREATION OF CURRENCY

NO GOVERNMENTS SHALL EVER BORROW

IAMSLATTERY

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:18 | 3042660 DaveyJones
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chup chup chup - this one has a certain nubuck sueded bouquet with a chewy almost bovine cloudiness

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:00 | 3042554 WillyGroper
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I don't know, but think it's neck to neck between Kernan & Kudlow. Sickening.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:36 | 3042463 HD
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Joe will be fine. He has been auditioning for Fox News for years. They took Dennis Kneale, so they'll take anybody...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:25 | 3042120 Rustysilver
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I am hoping that Forbes is next.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:48 | 3042242 aint no fortuna...
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FT's a good start, then maybe the bagman's journal, and of course all the puppet ponzi media like reuters, ap, cnbs, etal.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:34 | 3042963 Cookie
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Got to work with the 4 brothers in the 90's, totally disfunctional crew, but Cap Weinberger when he was chairman was a pleasure and privilege to be associated with, an incredibly sharp brain and memory at 80+ who opened all the doors here in Asia.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:25 | 3042121 The Swedish Chef
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Don´t think it´s about financial media per se but about print media. Remember that fad "internet"?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:42 | 3042793 CrazyCooter
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Excellent point. Most people fail to realize the internet, in this context, has a historical analogue; the printing press. The internet, like the printing press, drastically reduced the costs of publishing ideas and information ... and society is greatly influenced by ideas.

Regards,

Cooter

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:26 | 3042123 Byte Me
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Macbeth syndrome...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:26 | 3042127 doomandbloom
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Kaput!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:27 | 3042129 holdbuysell
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Couldn't happen soon enough: good riddance to the spinmasters of MSM finance and welcome to the rise of truthy, snarky blogs that get it right by actually digging into the data.

Thanks ZH!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:43 | 3042494 SafelyGraze
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"welcome to the rise of truthy, snarky blogs that get it right by actually digging into the data."

but .. and this is serious .. how do you monetize the snarky blogs?

if ad-supported revenue is the primary monetization vehicle, how will zh attract the advertisers with deep pockets?

hey look: an ad for the dodge ram outdoorsman is on the right-hand side; the ad copy says "take your best ally hunting". 

for the cheney demographic on zh

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:22 | 3042681 jayman21
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Have you seen the demographic of the typical ZH reader?  I think they will be fine as long as BS is not called too often.  ZH is selling truth and has my benefit of the doubt right now.  If they decide to sell "benefit of the doubt" out, like stop telling the truth, I will stop reading ZH.  It is pretty simple.  Honest companies will want to reach us.  Chase still runs ads here which I find hilarious and so did Barry.

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:39 | 3042778 urwright
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ZH sells truth?  Really?

i thought it was here to see how to revert to the mean and take advantage of what Jefferson feared in the central planners acquiring everything through inflation then deflation  - truth is for the eye of the beholder -  everyone here wants more than the next guy while doing less.  that is the truth cause if folks wanted the truth they would at least have a 'real' not so pretty face of a puny character who beats up anyone (disney for guys who think they are men?)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:56 | 3042812 hedgeless_horseman
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...everyone here wants more than the next guy while doing less

I have found that I only get more than the next guy while doing more.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:06 | 3042878 jayman21
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This is one of the few places I can see BS called when it is not the truth or just plain propaganda.  Just wondering, you are talking about www.zerohedge.com and not some other ZH.

 

Any regular ZH reader will start with nothing is perfect and think for yourself.  If you have a better place to keep up on the news, please do tell.  We do actually look at links people provide, read the reports, and call people out when someone has not read the report and decides to make stupid comment.

 

Last, how many times have you seen this one here: conspiracy theory turned to fact, and it was reported here 2, 3 years ago?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:28 | 3042131 LongSoupLine
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fucking great!

 

One less fucking shill rag piece of shit for algos to latch onto.  fuck off MSM!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:28 | 3042132 Wynn
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“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” ~~ Joseph Goebbels

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:31 | 3042134 Mercury
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Long live Tyler Durden and all those who travel his path.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:33 | 3042145 tocointhephrase
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Long live ZeroHedge!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:43 | 3042211 HurricaneSeason
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May the farce be without you.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:08 | 3042594 Peachfuzz
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To the bottom of the pond... and Beyond!!!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:30 | 3042136 The Master
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All I want for Christmas is for CNBC to be next...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:37 | 3042166 Dr. Engali
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+1 You beat me to it. but I think the propoganda machine will want to keep them alive pumping until the end.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:08 | 3042324 SmallerGovNow2
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That would be sweet....

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:09 | 3042326 LongSoupLine
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yeah, but unfortunately CONcast will keep that fucking piece of shit floating till the bitter end.

 

CNBS is the Herman Goebbels of finance and political TV.  Fucking dickheads.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:16 | 3042367 slaughterer
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 If CNBC went BK, what would we make fun of?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:30 | 3042730 NotApplicable
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Krugman

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:23 | 3042415 e-recep
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i guess cnbc will be last castle to fall within the financial media. but it will, eventually.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:31 | 3042447 slackrabbit
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Yea, when cnbc goes, that's the signal to short everything, your last chance to buy PM and bread,  to get the spouse and kids in the car and run for the hills.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:31 | 3042446 ElvisDog
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You know that old saying "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it"? What difference does CNBC make if almost no one watches it any more? Kind of like CNN. Their bias and constant avoidance of the "real" stories going on in this world used to really bother me, then I realized that the only people who watch CNN are those poor saps waiting in the airport (At Seatac they pump CNN constantly through hundreds of TV monitors spread everywhere through the airport. It's truly Orwellian-inspired because it's hard to escape it).

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:24 | 3042693 toomanyfakecons...
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You meant MSNBC... there, I fixed your post.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:32 | 3042140 disabledvet
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Obviously the "free market for ideas" has never been lower...but this is true throughout the entire media complex. I still get my Motorcycle Consumer News...which is an awesome magazine that gives practical info on bikes. Wish there was one for cars actually. What passes for print media these days really is a joke. Everything is "self censored"...the irony being we've never had more info on everyone than we do now.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:32 | 3042141 krispkritter
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Now what are we going to use for toilet paper after the collapse! It was bad enough they used all those glossy ad pages!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:47 | 3042230 Dr. Engali
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I'm sure there will be plenty of FRNs lying around.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:21 | 3042396 GMadScientist
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Poor people.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:32 | 3042143 Ralph Spoilsport
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Schwarz Uber Alles bitchez!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:35 | 3042156 Manthong
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Ende Spiels?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:41 | 3042192 cossack55
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So much for the "power of the schwarz"

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:42 | 3042197 crusty curmudgeon
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"I am the keeper of a greater magic. A power known throughout the universe as the . . . Schwartz!" -Yogurt

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:32 | 3042144 negative rates
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The war between France and Germany could last forever at this rate of attrition.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:33 | 3042148 Wakanda
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zeros and ones vs. wood pulp and ink

ZH FiSHeS

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:34 | 3042149 Mister Ponzi
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Exactly. There has been no paper in Germany that supported mainstream views, the status quo, money printing and fiscal stimulus the way the FTD did. Their vulgaro Keynesianism was sometimes even worse than Paul Krugman's. There could have been no better "newspaper" to be dropped than this one. Great news!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:50 | 3042258 Sudden Debt
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FINAL TIMES

BEST COVER EVER!!!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:28 | 3042435 slackrabbit
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Yes, its the 'final times, the 'ends of days'  infering that they think without their jounalistic wisdom the economy will crash.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:51 | 3042261 Common_Cents22
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Do you know why printed publications are going down?   It's govt/central bank conspiracy because they need all the paper stock to print money.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:21 | 3042399 GMadScientist
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They really needed the money?

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:54 | 3042270 wcvarones
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It's sweet poetic justice, just like for CNBC.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:05 | 3042307 monopoly
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Print media is going the way of Circuit City and Best Buy. We don't need them and our younger generations do not even know how to subscribe to a newspaper or magazine. My wife was big on the Reno paper. I had to drive 2 miles to the paper box to pick it up for her most days. After much prodding, she agreed to try the "online edition". That was 2 years ago. Still using it. 

I subscribed to the print edition of Sundays only for the NYTimes. Did like it when I was a kid. 50% off for 26 weeks. Never had a sale that good.

Evening news has less patients, er, viewers, every month. Once in a while I turn it on, the news is like, 8 to 24 hours old. And they pay these guys 10 to 14 milliion a year. what a waste.

Tyler, any late cnbc ratings available? I cannot believe they are improving. And agree, cartoons would be more enlightning then those paid to say dummies on the idiot channel.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:35 | 3042456 ElvisDog
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Our paper, the Seattle Times, got worse and worse in that it got thinner and thinner and presented less real news. For awhile, I justified keeping it for the Sunday coupons in that the paper might almost pay for itself. But it got too lame even for that, so I canceled.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:05 | 3042309 lindaamick
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"what goes around comes around"

Karma is a bitch

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:06 | 3042315 lynnybee
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i still remember in the mid 80's when CNBC was a consumer affairs channel giving advice on how to find the best bargains & how not to get ripped off by businesses.     my fondest wish is to see a reality show with MARIA learning how to shop bargains at the GOODWILL THRIFT STORE. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:23 | 3042410 GMadScientist
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I was thinking of her turning tricks on skid row to keep that sizable honker powdered, but yeah.

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:24 | 3042418 otto skorzeny
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a better reality show would be Maria doing MILF porn for meth money.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:07 | 3042317 e-recep
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central banking is dying, so are its tentacles.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:19 | 3042382 bullmarket
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Seems to be more prevalent than ever before.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:24 | 3042377 Acet
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Why would anybody in their right minds pay to read/hear any more suppine cheerleading of well established companies, central banks and politicians!?

The mainstream media will only survive against the Net based blogs and forums if they do Investigative Journalism: dig the dirt out on corporates, central banks and politicans; trawl through contracts, regulations, associations between lobbyist and politicans and connect the disparate threads of information in to a coherent exposee; name names, find out the people behind the decisions, track them through their several positions of responsability, look at the long term results of their past decisions.

So company X has once again published results were they beat expectations: dig it all out - show they've been using accounting tricks to smoothen profits, show they have a history of doing so, dig down to find how they did it, find out who the main decision makers are and look at their past records of accounting manipulation, look at the forecasts and track the relations between the analysts/forecasters and the company, look back to see if analysts that favored that company in the past ended-up with cushy jobs at the company or if the companies they worked for got nice deals: this is the real news, not the usual cheerleading bullshit about them beating expectations!

The really hard bit, the one the vast majority of the Net based information providers rarelly can do (ZH is a bit of an exception, but even ZH has very little in the way of investigative resources) is the hard digging for difficult to find information and the connecting the threads to form a real picture of the real performance of CxOs, central bankers and politicians, of their associations and of their conflits of interest. This is what Newspapers, Magazines and TV Stations should be doing.

Instead, what we get on air and in print is an endless stream of public butt licking, self-congratulatory mastubation exercises and outright attempts at public opinion manipulation through biased pseudo-research. Unsurprisingly, confidence in the press is low and getting lower, with the result that people aren't paying for it anymore.

/rant

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:40 | 3042481 ElvisDog
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Mainstream media and investigative journalism? Hah, that's a good one. The problem that idea is that the large corporations own the very same MSM that you think should investigate the large corporations. The MSM exists solely to further the ambitions and agendas of the oligarchs who own the MSM. The reason that the only investigative journalism happens in the blogosphere is because they are not controlled by the oligarchs.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:12 | 3042897 Boxed Merlot
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Amen.

 

The really hard bit, ...is the hard digging for difficult to find information...

 

I can't help but see our current secretary of state relishing in her new found access to fbi information when she moved into the WH w/ her boy.  The fly on the wall watching her plough through the material must've thought the place was heaven with the feces being released.  Too bad she was never able to recall the event herself. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:22 | 3042401 natty light
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Comedy Central is a better source for news.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:24 | 3042404 slackrabbit
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Cry me a river!

Make sure you do not buy the final issue. It may give them second ideas...

 

Good riddence to them, as Tyler infers, i don't know why they are moping, they got exactly what they wanted!

 

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:28 | 3042433 shovelhead
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I buy a newspaper every spring and fall.

Vinegar, water and a newspaper for washing windows.

Hardbound books will never die. You just can't stretch out by the fire and get cozy with a notebook.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:35 | 3042460 edifice
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I see your Schwarz is as big as mine...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:39 | 3042475 Aurora Ex Machina
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Man muß noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:53 | 3042527 STG5IVE
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The shift is on to move publications to an electronic format--it's not only cost-effective but, it makes it easier for the state to control.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:06 | 3042582 GNWT
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Paradox?

 

Thought that was irony.

 

G

 

Stay liquid my friends...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:40 | 3042788 nah
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infinate low interest rates to pay for boomers SS and Medicare deployed as a shadow tax

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while the boomers sell all their stocks ROTHS an 401's

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all to keep taxes low and government small and regulation cut to the bone

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these managers deserve larger salaries to keep it all trickling down

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:00 | 3042852 icanhasbailout
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Anytime a propaganda rag goes out of business, there's nothing but good to come out of it.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:37 | 3042934 trx
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The FTD staff formally apologize to the shareholders for wasting all that money on journalism, to the investors for being so critical towards the Euro project, to the corporate spokespeople for not always following their instructions, to the politicians for not believing everything they say, to colleagues for all the nights and weekends we have been working together, and to the readers for now being the last line of the Financial Times Deutschland. “We are sorry. We apologize unconditionally. But: If we are ever allowed to start all over again, we would do exactly the same."

OFFICIAL APOLOGY (photo): http://rationalarrogance.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/unnskyld.png?w=640

 

 

Financial Times Deutschland: Death by PR

 

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:00 | 3043046 falak pema
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as the guy with a khazarian tick for Venice's elusive black nobility says; you fall on your sword when you mistake a frigid market for a free-for-all damsel in joyful distress...

its a shame like the dame who got hoaxed for nursing Kate's middle-tummy blossom pangs.

It ends in pain where rigid, rigor mortis of dame nurse could symbolise as premonition those similar of hoaxy-coaxy CB Oligarchy wet-nursing plays, an avant-gout of petrified forests status of once over-fluid markets; we have nothing more to say on finance, that dances in the wind of fiat profusion; except "turn that hell-i-copter off Ben! Before we all freeze over in deep hyperinflation cum deep depression type hell; shades of Weimar hot frankfurter days."  

Media and mad dogs of Madison avenue will have petrified, midget budgets as small consolation. AU...sterity pains, solace for the unconditional gold bugs.

That should tickle the mindset of ZH liberty-torah head-wobblers congregated like a family in lamentation in front of WS's demoncracy wall of imminent fall. 

The price of liberty for some, who think they are not numb, nor dumb; but could be fooled by their own tom-thumbish drum beating bum-ishness; is in poetic alliteration. 

Could have fooled me when I'm drunk; not when I sober; like now! 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:34 | 3043162 ceilidh_trail
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Sober? Could 've fooled me...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:01 | 3043275 falak pema
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let me give u a clue : 

"What u see now has already been, what you will see is not yet there..."

Its a paradox, and the guy who said it is famous for fooling the world. 'His smile' earned him eternal fame.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:20 | 3043739 DavosSherman
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Good fucking riddance

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 06:34 | 3045194 awakening
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One down, hopefully many more to follow :)

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