Now it's Steve Goldstein, D.C. bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal owned MarketWatch, turn.
In a piece titled, The IMF is turning into the ZeroHedge of economics, he writes:
Does Christine Lagarde in her spare time use the pen name of Tyler Durden?To be sure, when the question on the economy is: Is the glass half full or half empty? The Zero Hedge answer is likely to be that it is only 10% full but leaking.
Durden is the name assigned to every author on ZeroHedge, a relentlessly negative — if sometimes prescient — financial news blog.
Lagarde is the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and she and her colleagues at the international agency have taken a pretty pessimistic outlook on the global economy this week...there’s a danger in making every economic hiccup sound like 2008 all over again. Lagarde risks sounding like Chicken Little — or Tyler Durden.
That said, ZH is refreshing in its anti-establishment perspective. One wonders if the establishment has had enough of this tone and has determined that it is time to take sniper shots at ZH. Or is it just a coincidence that both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal in separate articles have decided to swipe at ZH?
Also see: Paul Krugman Takes a Swipe at Zero Hedge