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Are Financial Journalists Nazi’s/Socialists/Communists in Drag? Remember Dan Dorfman?

Bud Burrell

Sanity Check via Wayback, 1 March 2006

I witnessed some of the most unprofessional broadcast journalism in my life history yesterday and today, in the treatment of Dr. Patrick Byrne on Kudlow and Co, where a gang of jounalists literally shouted over his voice, and this morning on CNBC, where the same tactics were tried again, only to have Patrick hold up a sign sending every viewer to go to www.thesanitycheck.com for more information.

These tactics I witnessed were similar to those used by the left against Ann Coulter recently, and are mirrored in the conduct of the Brown Shirts supporting Hitler in Germany in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and the Communists throughout their history. The hard left has used these tactics for decades, because they didn’t and don’t have an intelligent response to or plan for the issues at hand. Ditto here.

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Article: Corporate reform dead; SEC chief should resign

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Corporate reform dead; SEC chief should resign

Loren Steffy

Houston Chronicle, 1 March 2006

Corporate governance reform is dead. Its last gasp was stifled by the subpoenas issued last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission against several news organizations and writers.

Last week, Marketwatch .com columnist Herb Greenberg and Dow Jones Newswires columnist Carol Remond acknowledged receiving the subpoenas, which involved stories about Internet retailer Overstock .com.

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Article: Overgrown Hedges

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Overgrown Hedges

Christopher Byron

New York Post cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 26 September 2005

One of the first things any new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission does after getting the job is to clear his throat, put on his best “I mean business” scowl, and announce to the world just how tough he intends to be on the miscreants of Wall Street.

Normally, this harmless ritual lets the man taking on Washington’s most thankless job preen a bit in public before getting smacked to the canvas by a system that basically doesn’t want him to be tough at all.

But these are not normal times — and the one thing this country needs more than anything is a government that knows what it is doing and that deserves to be taken seriously by its citizens.

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Article: Faulty Regulator

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Faulty Regulator

Christopher Byron

New York Post cited by RGM Communications via Wayback, 27 June 2005

On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission’s departing chairman, William Donaldson, will step down from his two-and-a-half year stint as Wall Street’s top regulator, vacating the most thankless and difficult job in the administration to make way for President Bush’s third nominee.

Though Donaldson is widely credited with having been an effective and activist-oriented SEC chairman who — among other things — pursued more high-profile corporate-fraud cases than any chairman before him, he actually initiated only one major SEC fraud probe that has led to litigation against a defendant.

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