The SHOCKING Inside Scoop On Being a Guest Writer At Zero Hedge

George Washington's picture

I've been a guest writer at Zero Hedge for quite a few years. 

Shocking as it may seem, "Tyler" and the gang have put absolutely no pressure on me to spin stories one way or the other.

... Or to avoid any topics.

I've asked Tyler more than once whether I should write on a certain topic, and he's consistently - and shockingly - said I should write whatever I want.

For example,  on September 30, 2009, I asked Tyler about posting rules.

He replied:

You can post whatever, whenever and however you wish.

On January 11, 2010, I wrote: "Tyler: Not Sure Whether This is Appropriate For ZH."

He wrote back:

Go for it.

On August 17, 2010, I wrote:  "I don't know if I should post to ZH."

Tyler responded:

Don’t see why not. People enjoy the debate

On September 5, 2010, I ran a new story by Tyler, asking: "Appropriate or Inappropriate for ZH?"

He wrote back:


On September 10, 2010, I floated another controversial post - which I was sure would be shot down - asking: "Not Appropriate for ZH?"

Tyler wrote back:

Post. We don’t censor

Those are just a few examples I found in a couple minutes of trawling through my old emails.

And that's why I like Zero Hedge so much ... it really is a free market-place of ideas.

Indeed, I love how the site pulls no punches and slams every clown running amok ... whether EU dictocrats,the Keynesians running the Chinese economy, the failed socialists in Venezuela, Putin, or corrupt American politicians and economic "leaders" (whether they call themselves "Democrats" or "Republicans".

Like the boy who points out that the emperor has no clothes - when everyone else is busy scraping and bowing and currying favor - Zero Hedge is a great site exactly because it calls it like it sees it.

No wonder ZH has become so popular.   People are hungry for uncensored news.

And no wonder the mainstream media hates it so much ...

After all, ZH refuses to bow to the self-proclaimed priests, follow the party line, act politely, be cowed by all of the toys in Big Brother's  pocket, or stop laughing at the powers-that-be.

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oncemore's picture

GW, why did you name a name Putin?
Why did you not name anybody else? Coincidence?

Reaper's picture

Nature is unpredictable. Dinosaurs came and went. What do I know about the future? Nothing. What must I face to survive? The unexpected/unwanted (thought, monster, opportunity, whatever).

Vinividivinci's picture

Alright, I get it. ZH = freedom of speech.
Personally, I don't where or how ZH goes about news-gathering.
All that matters is that the posts that I read are consistant with my gut feelings.
The day that changes, George Washington's testimony notwithstanding,
I will cease to read this blog. Because there will ALWAYS be the freedom for me to choose the blogs I read...and in today's world, that's just about the last free choice I have feel that I still have.

Shlomo Schwartzman's picture
Shlomo Schwartzman (not verified) May 1, 2016 9:25 AM

Is Jewish control of media, congress and banking

off limits?

Painful Facts's picture

yeah washington's blog is great except that is the one topic they won't touch. oh well.

bigkahuna's picture

its open season on the Hedge - you guys pissed someone off

Thanks and good work!!!



ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

I get all my news on this site and a couple others. Cant stand MSM sites as they are more concerned about what actor was seen out and about wearing a new pair of kitten heels, or what grown up got picked to play with a ball.

What really pissed me off was MSN with a headline about the "Ruckus" (white word) at Trump rally 20 hurt" with a picture of a white guy and a trump sign. If you read the article it was latinos attacking white trump supporters but they know most of their sheep website visitors wouldn't even read the story. They would just look at the picture and decide that it was the white trump supporters that attacked non supporters.

I literally hate the MSM and their manipulation experiments with the sheep who just dont want to or just cant handle the truth.

Lordflin's picture

I keep MSM as my login site when I bring up my browser. I do so as kind of a mental discipline that forces me to take a quick gander at the shizer being shoveled to the population at large. Otherwise I would slink off into total isolation which is my preferred state of being. Even so, when I venture out amongst my fellow man on those rare occasions I take it upon myself to sally forth (my wife handles most interaction for me... shopping, bills, etc... though I still manage business) I am always shocked at the continued errosion of the human state... and it is not as though I am expecting much...

cooperbry's picture

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

messystateofaffairs's picture

Indeed, I love how the site pulls no punches and slams every clown running amok ... whether EU dictocrats,the Keynesians running the Chinese economy, the failed socialists in Venezuela, Putin, or corrupt American politicians and economic "leaders" (whether they call themselves "Democrats" or "Republicans".

Are you including Putin in the maggot parade George? In my mind that would make you more of a George Soros than a George Washington.

TeaClipper's picture

"Tyler wrote back

Post. We don’t censor"

And thats why I love ZH, and why the Cultural Marxists who firmly believe none of us should be allowed to discuss topics like Israel, Race, Immigration, or religion hate us.

I wear their hate as a badge of honour.

Keep up the great work ZH and all its commentators, we love you.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

You are clearly an anti-semite.

Keep up the good work.

WOWurstupid's picture

George you are not unbiased, you blame Israel for a bad haircut and pander to the nazis. You should go live amongst the palis, they are really nice people.

messystateofaffairs's picture

Israel is causing bad haircuts in addition to global money debasement and national apartheid which they are managing to spread to the US? Damn, I hope the BDS movement can deal with that as well.

webmatex's picture

Talking of free speech - this is my Charlie favourite - enjoy!

Love Police ruins Conservative Party Press Statement

Just give me some truth you long haired son of tricky dickie...

prymythirdeye's picture

Great video.  Very sad that Charlie ended up being not what he presented himself to be.

webmatex's picture

Have read many excellent articles by GW and appreciate his input.

Having been eventually bannned everywhere else, i enrolled here as free speech appears to be like water in the desert on most other sites.

Agree or disagree with the articles and posts but ZH is an oasis of open opinion in a mostly barren wasteland.

And CENSORESHIP? Try this...

Bloomberg Security Try to Stop Occupy Interview - and Fail (Charlie Veitch)

LOL - I can't imagine a Tyler even leaving the building to confront someone with a camera.

"Carry on ZH'ing" and thanks for providing an excellent site which never asks for a donation - proof you guys can run a successful honest buisness whilst offering content about the majorityy who cannot.

bunnyswanson's picture

Being blackballed in their industry or worse would be the result of expose' of the nature found on ZH.  Anonymity is essential.  Had we known this earlier, a lot of people would be alive.  "They" have a lot to lose.  The element of surprise is lost to the silent majority, the focus of the dog and pony show with an all-you-can-eat buffet included.   Fortunes are banked on this happening.

Wearing a disguise of a air mask or hat is a good idea.  Being alert to retaliation by "these bad people" is necessary.  The danger is real.

Somebody Hacked Trump Audio and Imagery into White House Dinner Livestream!

H.W. Bush Does Throat Cut Death Gesture on Trump at GOP Debate!

Seek_Truth's picture

Have read similar statements and watched similar videos many times.

We would encourage you to figure out where salvation comes from.

Clint Eastwood movies are a start.

But the words of Jesus Christ are the final answer.

Suggest you focus on the latter.

Satan's picture

I personally prefer Clint to Jesus.

peddling-fiction's picture

Satan, you will always be number 2.

For ever and ever.

Suck it up and deal with it.

dexter_morgan's picture

The do not censor, nor do they spell check - LOL.

DaBard51's picture

In most media, the "Letters to the Editor" or "Comments" section frequently provides more light than the main editorial content.

Trolling disregarded, of course.

ZH-ers seem to have a special ability to discourage trolls.  It may have something to do with the astonishing lack of "projectile disfunction" among the commenting population.

Satan's picture

Actually I find even the quality of trolling on ZH to be quite high...

MDB is pure trolling gold.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


You should send this one to Bloomberg as a request for an editorial in their news on the subject, and an invitation to ask them if they would ever do the same?!!!...

Then close it with a bet that they will do it when "pigs sprout wings and start flying"!

BRAVO on your write up!

GreatUncle's picture

ZH is the balance to an MSM.

How you view or interpret ZH is up to you, don't knock it though because that article you read opened your mind to see something in a different way. (GW you are real good at that).

Sometimes though you read a story on ZH but you already knew the score so it was a reaffirmation of what you already knew. (Iraq is once again having serious issues as was fully expected just a matter of time).

Keep up the articles GW, most of them are what the MSM ignores because it is too controversial for their masters.

Die Weiße Rose's picture

I like the GW posts and contributions -

always interesting and engaging.

thanks GW.


pilager's picture

Confession, it was the "horse face" article that got my attention.

Horse face
Horse face
Horse face

Look two black eyes

Hey, hey, Why the long face...

Bahahahaa.. Been fighting for ZH since. Horseface!!

DrewJackson's picture

Geroge maybe a commine, but damn it - he is OUR commie!!


Love you GW!

wonderatitall's picture

i knew it. zh censored me. of course i dont have anything to SAY . he did it again 

Alexandre Stavisky's picture

Would be good to believe that we live in an unmonitored, liberty-loving french salon where every conception is evaluated but not put on record.  However, rabbit holes and metaphysical discoveries being what they are, tread lightly gentlemen!  Unfortunately we live in a world scrutinized, sanitized, no longer with anonymity, (scarlet pimpernels or Jean Val Jeans cannot make a record or a comment without it being swept up and catalogued).  What we wish the world might be, manned by individuals with pure honesty, with those who endeavor without intrigue, joy in production and distribution, those who have enjoyment of the good green earth and all its "allowable" pleasures--in the shadow of the good great God, his law, demands, and the fear therof.  Thus this little blue-and-white speck among the oceans of space and time could be the utopia we all dream.  Instead we have its corrupted substitute.  How corrupted?  It is yours to decide!  But we all have the capacity to discriminate at the destruction of best dreams!

Sheople's picture

The more you attempt to hide ... The more intensely they seek you out. So, I say what is on my mind and just do what 'They' do ... I Hide in Plain Sight!
I Mainly decided to just be an 'Open Book' because I just don't give a a F**k!

JusI as I don't give a F**k about ... 'Them'!

Carry On, Good People of the World!

Dark Daze's picture

Yes, my wife has come to think like you. Stay safe. Don't say anything. She used to be prepared to go out an protest for what she knew was right. And you, and she, think you can avoid being caught up by 'them'. You can't you see, because their power and control know no bounds. Every time they win something, they want more and more and more. You either fight where you stand or go and shoot yourself, because you wouldn't want to live in a totalitarian state.

SmittyinLA's picture

Ya but......George is f'kin nuts!

AGuy's picture

FWIW: I don't agree with GW on many topics, But I respect his effort to post content. Whether if You agree or disagree with his viewpoint doesn't really matter. its the idea of discussing issues. After all, is the PTBT that don't want the people to discuss anything. They would prefer that we just waste all of our time watching the media on the Boob-Tube. Of course we should all be very afraid when GW started posting Pro-gov't topics!

That said, I believe the Tyler's comment about GW posting controversial topics probably perferred because it generates more site traffic and buzz, which increases revenue. If anything, I would expect the Tyler's might demand even controversial topics topics from GW :)



VWAndy's picture

 You say that like its a bad thing?

yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) Apr 30, 2016 4:38 PM

Yeah, you're not under any pressure to spin things, because they know that you are going to put out stuff that stays "on script".


Try writing a bunch of articles exploring the kleptocracy around Putin, and see how long that light touch lasts.



Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

Jeez, what does it take to meet your impossible standards?

And putins kleptocracy is a yawn because russia doesnt pretend to be otherwise, unlike the West's moral hubris. Oh - that and the fact that the biggest theft of public assetts in Russia in the ast 50 years happenned around the early 1990's when the ussr collapsed and western bankers finally got their callous tentacles through 

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

GW, you were one of the reasons I started coming back to ZH years ago when I first found them. Because of you, the regular commenters often sing out "link please" to support their position.
As you posted, the ability to write, uncensored, unedited and on a wide variety of topics, is almost unheard of. The dedication and due diligence you have, to your craft and principles is greatly appreciated.
Many here salute you my friend. Keep up the great work and writing!

EcoJoker's picture

IF this site ever gets shut down...

drbrule's picture

Keep it up, Zerohedge!

DeficitAlchemist's picture

But the 'Rothschild eats Rothschilds' post was in fact deleted, after being posted, and not re-instated despite my interest in why?


So maybe not so Open to say it all as you make out, or there are clearly some no go areas?


Seems like (the) Tylers pretty much pissed off at bloom berg and former (shitty) employee trying to badmouth him (them). Gotta watch your back man. Colin seems like a real scumbag. I think he'll fit right in over @ bloom berg sucking MSM dick. 


Keep up the great work guys (girls)!

GW for president

alexcojones's picture

Average ZH story get many thousands views and hundreds of comments, a handful comments, mostly from ZHers who love to Tell the truth to trolls.