And In The Category For Biggest Conspiracy Theory We Have....

Tyler Durden's picture

Two and a half years after consistently and methodically exposing one conspiracy after another (and by the way, once it is proven to be a fact, it is no longer a conspiracy), we were stunned to find that the biggest conspiracy theory is none other than... Zero Hedge. "Zero Hedge, for example, is one that lots of hedge funds look at, lots of money managers look at, and the guy that runs it has their ear. Now I'm not saying that he is not doing his own proprietary work, but, people like to plant stories in there. [cue ominous silence]." TA DUN DUN.

Gee - one does learn something new every day.

And now, back to planting malicious rumors and vile, incorrect stories of ponzi schemes, broken markets, deranged vacuum tubes, plundered tungsten bars, BLS data manipulation, collapsing Nielsen ratings, hyperinflationary obsessive-compulsive printing habits, global central planner intervention and what not.

Also, to anyone who still doesn't get it, please send your dodecatuple secret "plant" stories to plant@zerohedge[.]com along with your payment made in physical gold Zimbabwean dollars, to be delivered to our paper street headquarters. We certainly would prefer it if the drop man is Bank of America's James Mahoney.

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dalkrin's picture

Who knew?  Goldman has been keeping the servers running all this time.  And now Tyler reveals himself to be none other than The Bernank.

Ident 7777 economy's picture




  No thread with the word 'conspiracy' in the title would be complete without a mention of HAARP these days < -- so there it is BANKERS ...




(... or did I mean WANKERS?)

Max Fischer's picture

I've always wondered if there was a connection between ZH and Eric Sprott?  ZH seemed to be a major participant in the Great Silver Pump of 2010, just as Sprott was starting PSLV.  Now, as the NAV premium seems fairly well maxed and Sprott's been dumping shares, ZH doesn't do many silver articles anymore.  While silver is still north of $40, the interest in pumping silver just doesn't seem to exist anymore.  Very curious.  

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi

eisley79's picture

yet there silver articles you refered to said to own actual Physical, not etfs, as do all the silver bull commentors of the time....

you appear to want attention, likely to some failoblog ( , just hold your breath while I go google you...

Thomas's picture

And all this time I thought Bankrupt of America had problems. Now I find out you guys have been picking on them without mercy. It worked so well, go after Exxon Mobil. A rumor campaign that they are insolvent would really get some traction.

Translation: These idiots are clowns and irrelevant.

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

i now officially want to marry ZH.....

when you strike a nerve with TPTB, then they 'try' to take you down. they will have a fight on their hands this time.....

Bananamerican's picture

speaking of marriage, where does CNBS find all these flinty clams?

....and why is the set spinning??

fuu's picture

I think JPM and WFC were the product placement in that segment.

FEDbuster's picture

Mark to Market, bitchez!

The whole fucking system is bankrupt, corrupt and collapsing.  This asshats will still be talking about the "recovery" when the lights go off in their studio.  In the meantime, their big boss, Imelt, ships GE medical imaging headquarters and R&D labs to China.

Haywood Jablowme's picture


At least now I know where all the negatives about my earlier "America, FUCK YEAH" post came from........the fucking bitches over at CNBC!!!


Hey CNBC, you twats should tell your make-up artists to add a little more foundation to match the brown on your noses LMFAO



Ahmeexnal's picture
Let the dogs bark, Sancho. It’s a sign that we are on track.


- Donkey Hoty

knukles's picture


Precisely, Watson.  What is amiss is exactly that the dog did not bark.

So telling, Dr. Freud hisself speaking.  The dweeb who brought it up, the "plant stories there" routine, did so whilst looking down to his left, cut the statement off abruptly in a manner similar to a clearing the throat and nervous hand needed an idle movement as in to the knot of his tie and displays a blanched micro expression. 
Simple visual clues from basic forensic assessment interview and integrated interogation techniques.... Made the shit up out of thin air.
And was wary of being called on it.

Pwned, asshole.
You read it here on ZeroHedge.

Which we all know you'll read after being cited herein.
How ya gonna face your friends now?

Never, ever get caught on Wall Street.

zhandax's picture

get a fucking life.

Piss off.  How come my don't my dog bark when you come around?....

The Peak Oil Poet's picture



interesting thing


lots of people got burned by the silver scam - sucked in by all those clever "ads" that pretended to be something else and lots of which turned up here on zero hedge

i think that was the reason for the accusation - because those adds were often and clever


and comletely dishonest



zhandax's picture

Hey I feel for ya.  I am really feeling scorched by those last few hundred ozers I bought at $18.

zhandax's picture

Truth be told, I was eBUI last spring and picked up another 65 ozers at ~$35.  I am not underwater on those either.  Why don't you go back and join the Paulson support group at HuPpo?  He needs all the love he can get.

The Peak Oil Poet's picture

well, gee i paid much less when i started


but all the same i watched people get burned - including people who borrowed a lot of money to buy silver at $45 and up against my advise


and they all sited a number of sources


gee, i guess ya feel for people so ya know what i mean



zhandax's picture

people who borrowed a lot of money to buy silver at $45 and up against my advise and they all sited a number of sources

Any of them name ZH as the source?

Better yet, you have anything to do with the reco?



fuu's picture

"but all the same i watched people get burned - including people who borrowed a lot of money to buy silver at $45 and up against my advise"


So not only were they stupid enough to take the advice of an anonymous message board, they failed to listen to your voice of reason, and they borrowed money they didn't have to get rich quick?

I mean seriously that sort of stupidity cannot be blamed on anyone but the purchaser.

StychoKiller's picture

Now accepting the Oscar for "Best Conspiracist in the BlogoSphere...Tyler Durden!"  Speech, Tyler, speech! :>D

cossack55's picture

"Now accepting the award for Mr. Durden, who is posing undercover as a branch manager in a TBTF bank in NJ, is Rudolf von Bernankenstein"

no speech, Rudy, no speech!!!

rocker's picture

Better Yet, How about a Oscar for the "Best Conspiracist in TV Financial News"

I can't on my fingers and toes how many times CNBC contributors pump each other's stocks and watch them go down.

Are they pumping to get out of positions. This week one of the above contributors made comment about how LULU was going down.

Joe said on air, "Easy, I have a postion there yet".   Hmmmmm.  Should have been discussed in the green room before show like they do. 

Reptil's picture

It's very late in the game. Which is a takedown of the western economies and nation structures. While this in itself is nothing but a cycle, playing itself out, the environment the post war USA an western europe are being replaced with is nothing but a terrible empty wasteland of incompetence, paranoia and at the top psychopathic disregard of fundamental laws that rule this dimension. No self regulating capitalism in sight. Corporatism and dying consumerism as far as the eye can see.
To the trollish, to the pundits; the reason TD has an ear here is because he's fucking good. If he would make a mistake (which he occasionally does), he'd be corrected, challenged. Because we have no time for opinions based on the now pervasive, white-knuckled "group-think" that all will be ok as long as we repeat failed strategies ad nauseam. This is fight club and if you like to interdict something, anything (like the brave but foolish) mr. Fisher, you better have your facts straight, or expect to be slaughtered.
Silver is not high on the list here because of emotional reasons, and neither is Eric Sprott. He's just another fund manager. That he, and ZH are being attacked (on baseless rumours) speaks chapters about the business and intellectual climate in N-America: instead of everyone minding their own store and competition based on offering a different product than the other guy, there's now the "us versus them" paradigm prevalent. Words like "conspiracy" fit right in there. And instead of looking forward, and let the market take care of obsolete dinosaurs, "9-11" is wheeled out again, now with "exclusive interviews" of the man that "made it all possible", the one that actually failed to do his job.
Accountabillity, or the lack thereof is what's driving individuals, funds, dictators and central banks into gold. Silver is more complicated, since there are a miriad of reasons for it to be valuable, now and in the near future. More than the IQ points of the guy that wrote the quoted article no doubt.
Oh well.... These clowns will be bankrupted and discarded for the useful idiots they are, and no one will really care.

Bullionaire's picture



By the way, JPM:SILVER now negative for 23 days, and I doubt that this faux "bear raid" will push silver down to $35.35.





blunderdog's picture

Hey, Tyler, can we push the meme that Jude Law has cancer?  Just for the hell of it.  I'd also really like it settled whether Dave Letterman is wearing a bad toupee or not.  It's been too many years of wondering.

NewThor's picture

I think it is safe to say Julian Assange is a big ole douche bag.


Don't let us down, Tyler.

metalsman22's picture

You KNOW you're getting close to the fire when they start throwing spears at you...well done ZH!!

erg's picture

Listen again. Amongst that I'm sure I can hear a putt being landed.

Good one Tyler.

Very subliminal. Say 1:35.

Mactheknife's picture

What was it Ghandi said..."First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they want to fight you, then you win".  Or something pretty close. LOL ....Welcome to fight club CNBC losers.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth." - Mohandas Gandhi

Keep fighting the good fight ZH!

The Spirit Of Truth

gwen's picture

I am on the list to marry ZH too. F**** (oups, no marry) me, I'm french.

Still, it is irresponsible to have a strong advice, documented & share it - those angry journalists are right.

Mr. Mandelbrot's picture

Are all of you idiots?!!! Tyler is merely making fun of the fact that others would try to discredit his exposing of the "dark side" by implying that he(s) working for the dark side. Nothing has changed. The info has the same spirit of truth. Why do I need to even write this?! The whole point of the story is to mock the idea that the Tylers have been compromised (I've been here for two years Tylers, will you please at least pop my Tyler response cherry with a concise confirmatory reply please so the crazy thoughts subside?!) . . .

Stuck on Zero's picture

The Powers in charge will react angrily to truth with labels of conspiracy, disrespect, profiteering, and smear campaigns.  Often the truth offends.

RockyRacoon's picture

From the video:  "Where's there's smoke, there's fire."   Couldn't have said it better.  In the last few minutes these folks did more damage to BofA than Blodgett could have done if he tried.   Just because one has the platform of lie ...oops, I mean live... TV doesn't mean that facts aren't facts.

Potemkin Nation's picture

So he says we know where the money comes from and then when asked to elaborate he says people plant stories there?  Non sequitor.  That guy was incoherently reciting talking points someone gave him.  They need a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen "Watching CNBC is harmful to your net worth."

NewThor's picture

Cute asian women are cute +1.

It would be funny to see the Karma Tyler Durden received if he was only pretending to be Batman.


trentusa's picture

bac is about to go down hard and drag our freedoms kicking and screaming along with them if we dont spread the word about this it could really happen.

Courts, however, appear to be operating as intended and not lettling bac off on robo~signing thing so easy. Bac is going bankrupt where it deserved to be two years ago. Goldman should be treated diffrently, bc nobody ever did it better here in the States than Goldman. GS is our best and brightest i got money says GS beats Barclays in a sword flight

zhandax's picture

i got money says greed and leverage does both of them in......

cossack55's picture

i got money that says the courts will be dressed as 20,000 irate citizens with portable guillotines.

Max Fischer's picture

Nah, that's not a real silver article.

I'm referring to the daily articles from the summer of 2010 to about April 2011, where ZH seemed to be endlessly pumping silver and anything associated with Sprott.  Of all the articles about silver (surely hundreds of them) find one, ONE, that is favorable to SLV. 

Instead, you'll find all sorts of pro-Sprott stuff, and some unfounded accusations about how SLV is full of chicanery.  One fund trades an average of 43M shares per day, while the other trades about 1M shares/day.  Which fund do you think is more susceptible to mispriced  "chicanery?" 

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi 

DeadFred's picture

He already is. This is just part of his nightmare.

GoinFawr's picture

You got the wrong end of the stick: he's a Sandman posing as a housepet.

SRV - ES339's picture

PSLV has the silver to back every share sold... SLV does not. The premium in PSLV is a function of the educated investor's understanding of this simple fact.

DeadFred's picture

In all fairness I've not seen any real evidence that the silver is not where it should be, but JPM is the one 'safeguarding' it so in my opinion the suspicion has some merit. I'm willing to play SLV for a week or two but not long term. At very the least I worry about getting cooties from being too close too long.