Zero Hedge's Anonymity Policy

Friday being a slow news day, stories going around today purport to identity one of Zero Hedge's contributors. Ironically, each piece seems to reference another media outlet as a source in an interlocking circle of recursive reference that boggles the mind.

This, by our very rough count, is the fourth widespread rumor floating around purporting to identify a Zero Hedge contributor or staff member. As a matter of policy, Zero Hedge does not comment on the identity of the nearly 40 contributors of staff members that constitute our little family. Now does, however, seem an opportune time to remind readers to read our manifesto, our full-disclosure policy, "How To [Read/Tip Off] Zero Hedge Without Attracting The Interest Of [Human Resources/The Treasury/Black Helicopters]," and 1-2 and Marla Singer's missive on "The Financial Media."

Zero Hedge contributors and staff are not so narcissisticly married to fame that we find it necessary to take credit for our content. Nor do we believe that any amount of author reputation is (or should be) able to prop up a bad piece. We credit our readers with the requisite intelligence and skepticism to do their own fact checking and assign their own credibility ratings to our content. We cannot say the same for many of the other "financial journalists" out there.