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The Daily BellThe Daily Bell, which had previously blasted Alexa as an “elite methodology,” only to later adopt it, has had 5 Alexa reviews in just 8 days since October 29, 2012.

I’m sure these reviews are completely spontaneous. Let’s review the facts:

The Daily Bell started in 2008, and had only received one Alexa review prior to October 29, 2012 — on December 2, 2010.

All 5 reviewers have so far provided only one review, and gave it 5 out of 5 stars, showing how must they must really like the Daily Bell. Compare it to a site like henrymakow.com, which has had a comparable ranking at times and has been around longer than the DB, yet has no Alexa reviews as of November 21.

While some of them try to come off as average readers, some very detailed descriptions are provided that read like a public relations advertisement.

For instance, this part of the review by “opinionated”:

The “Think Tank” at the Daily Bell allows readers to look up glossary terms and biographies of people through links in the articles that lead to pop-up, floating windows—very handy.

Then, listen to this review by “arnold von winkelried”:

I enjoy the incisive analysis of current events by The Daily Bell’s talented team of staff reporters who dissect daily news stories from various mainstream media outlets and analyze them from a free market, libertarian perspective. In addition to the excellent staff reports, The Daily Bell has done an incredible job of assembling many of the leading libertarian thinkers and voices and runs a steady stream of editorials by an impressive team of contributing editors, such as Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Tibor Machan, Paul Craig Roberts, Ron Holland, John Browne, Peter Schiff, Bill Bonner and Anthony Wile, Founder and Chief Editor of The Daily Bell. One of my favorite days to read The Daily Bell is Sunday. Every Sunday The Daily Bell features a guest interview with some of the world’s most prominent libertarians. Some of the recent interviews conducted by The Daily Bell have been with Jim Rogers, Brian Doherty, Ed Griffin, Rick Rule, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Doug Casey, Gerald Celente, Jeff Berwick, Axel Merk, Richard Ebeling, Mark Skousen and Robert Ould…to name just a few. The Daily Bell is a must read for those interested in thought provoking articles written from an Austrian School of Economics point of view.

But what he doesn’t say is how the founder admitted to advising and consulting to large international banks, how they have repeatedly attempted to redefine Zionism, how they have adopted an “elite methodology” in using Alexa rankings, and how they promote a so-called free market gold standard, which prominent Austrian School devotee Gary North admits has never existed in history.

If all these rankings are indeed by sincere regular readers of the Daily Bell, without any direct ties to the organization itself, it is indeed interesting that they would write such glowing reviews on a site that the Daily Bell had blasted as an elite methodology. In any case, it shows they recognize the importance of impression management.

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The Daily Bell, a gold bug site, has now officially sunk into inefficient obscurity, just as I had foreseen, with a 3-month Alexa.com rating below 100,000 as of July 15, 2012.

For comparison, thecomingdepression.blogspot.com was able to achieve a ranking similar to the Daily Bell’s simply by re-posting two to three articles a day from other sites.

My site, fauxcapitalist.com, is ranked lower than theirs — currently in the 700,000 range — but my site is a part-time, unpaid operation by myself, compared to the Daily Bell with nearly half a dozen or more “elves,” and their secret and not-so-secret financing.

The Daily Bell regularly takes exception with mainstream memes, yet they are guilty of the fallacy of shooting the messenger in criticizing Alexa.com once their readership numbers started tanking to embarrassingly low numbers given how much time and money is pumped into the operation.

Their performance is particularly pathetic when you consider their business deals with Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones in regularly featuring their content.

For more on the Daily Bell, see my articles here.

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Theodor Herzl, a key figure in the development...

Theodor Herzl: A man who knew something about Zionism

On October 31, 2011, someone posted my article, Daily Bell interviewee challenges their Anglo-American narrative, to WhatReallyHappened.com. Subsequent to that, someone from The Daily Bell clicked through to my site in their search for referring sites, and over the course of nine days, six articles were posted on Judaism and/or Zionism, with The Daily Bell attempting to re-define Zionism after 115 years.

Merriam-Webster’s basic definition for Zionism is:

an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel

In its concise definition, it states:

In the face of persistent anti-Semitism, Theodor Herzl advocated a Jewish state in Palestine. He held the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897.

And later:

Zionism achieved its goal with the creation of Israel in 1948.

Yet, The Daily Bell tries to redefine Zionism in its latest article on Zionism, Ms. Darkmoon and Real Zionist News on the Great Jewish Conspiracy, on November 8, 2011, claiming:

A Zionist in common (Western) parlance, is someone who wants a Jewish state. That’s the standard modern definition.

What dictionaries are they using? Not only does the Merriam-Webster dictionary refute their claim, so does the Oxford English dictionary, which states that Zionism is:

a movement for (originally) the re-establishment and (now) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel. It was established as a political organization in 1897 under Theodor Herzl, and was later led by Chaim Weizmann.

The Daily Bell will no doubt claim that their use of the qualifier “in common (Western) parlance” connotes a different meaning than that found in both the Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English dictionaries, but until they tried to re-define Zionism, I have only heard it used by most people in the context of support for a Jewish state in the biblical lands, and since 1948 — particularly in the ever-expanding state of Israel.

I got my quotation about The Daily Bell’s founder, Anthony Wile, who “continues to advise and consult to large international banks,” from his own profile on the site. That is — until it was taken down sometime between me posting my March 28, 2011 article on The Daily Bell’s contributors, and November 13, 2011, when I checked again. Luckily, there is archive.org that anyone can visit to verify what the page once said. As of the latest screen capture on August 20, 2010:

He continues to advise and consult to large international banks and money managers as well as to senior executives at both senior and junior mining firms.

For more on The Daily Bell, see my articles:

1) The Daily Bell critically examines the Anglo-American establishment, yet what about some of their contributors?

2) Strange bedfellows: The Federal Reserve and The Daily Bell

3) Private central bank misinformation

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The Anglo-American establishmentA common theme of The Daily Bell is their critical examination of what they refer to as  “The Anglo-American” establishment.

From their Contributors page:

John Browne:

After graduating from Harvard Business School, he joined Morgan Stanley & Co as an investment banker. He has also worked with Barclays Bank and Citigroup and has served on the boards of several banks and international corporations, with a special involvement in venture capital.

You can’t get much more Anglo-American than Morgan Stanley (American), Barclays (British) and Citigroup (American).

Anthony Wile (founder):

Prior to beginning a career in publishing, Mr. Wile worked in the Canadian investment industry with Scotia McLeod (Bank of Nova Scotia), and Nesbitt Burns (Bank of Montreal).

Being from Canada, I know these two banks well. They are two of Canada’s Big Five government-enforced oligopolistic banks. The Bank of Nova Scotia is Canada’s most international bank, and the Bank of Montreal was the government of Canada’s banker before the establishment of The Bank of Canada in 1935, back when Canada was a dependent creation of British Parliament.

He continues to advise and consult to large international banks and money managers as well as to senior executives at both senior and junior mining firms.

If any of the “large international banks” he continues to advise and consult for happen to be based in the U.S. or the UK, then that’s also as Anglo-American establishment as you can get.

Previously, I wrote Strange bedfellows: The Federal Reserve and The Daily Bell, in response to Daily Bell founder Anthony Wile questioning whether the Greenbacker movement is being actively promoted by US Intel.

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On February 6, 2011, The Daily Bell featured the interview, “Richard Maybury on the Collapse of the Anglo-American Empire and What It Means for You.

In it, I noticed an attempt to discredit interest-free United States Notes, which, as  I have previously documented, the privately owned Federal Reserve banking cartel lies about.

At first glance, it indeed seems like strange bedfellows for a privately owned central banking cartel and a self-described “free-market” site to both be discrediting a particular form of currency, which the Federal Reserve lies in claiming to “serve no function that is not already served by Federal Reserve notes.

However, once you “follow the money,” the picture becomes more clear.

Posted by FauxCapitalist on 2/7/2011 12:33:56 PM
Mr. Wile,

It says on your bio that you are a staunch advocate of free banking, yet I also see that you worked for ScotiaMcLeod, the investment division of one of Canada’s Big Five government-enforced oligopolistic banks. Their investment company, ScotiaMocatta, Canada’s largest precious metals bank, is Chair of the London Fix, which fixes the price of gold and silver every day.

Since you asked Richard Mayberry, “What do you think of the Brownian green backer movement? Is US Intel actively promoting it?”, my question for you is, is the Greenbacker movement being actively demoted by the very “large international banks” your own bio says you continue to consult for?

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