Beginning in the early hours of November 25, 2012, I started receiving what would end up being 30 suspicious spam comments on my blog, all with links to different Facebook profiles, and all containing at least one spelling mistake.
I had never experienced this before in the four years I have run my blog.
This came just over a week after my November 18 article, It’s official: The Daily Bell lied about their website numbers, and a week after my November 21 article, The Daily Bell demonstrates the importance of impression management.
The reason I mention that is because out of the first 30 spam comments, four were on articles about the Daily Bell, which is statistically significant, given that I have written over 670 articles since 2008. In addition to the spam comments on articles about the Daily Bell, many of the others were related to things that the Daily Bell regularly writes about such as gold, silver and so-called fiat currency.
The second round of suspicious spam comments was even more revealing, with four out of the 18 being about the Daily Bell.
First I was ignored by the Daily Bell, then they clicked through to my site at least three times after my articles got picked up on Michael Rivero’s What Really Happened, and after it was proven that they had lied about their website numbers, I got a regular reader insisting he’s not a “DB agent” writing in-depth criticisms and never bothering to comment on his assertion being proven to be incorrect that the Daily Bell hadn’t adopted an “elite methodology” it had previously blasted, when I showed the screen capture of the Daily Bell including Alexa verification code on their site.
For more on the Daily, see my comprehensive set of articles here.