Comments on: Which blogs does Jim Bunning read? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MichaelE http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10174 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:36:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10174 He definitely reads at least one financial blog, take a look at this post:

http://cunningrealist.blogspot.com/2009/ 12/bernanke-responds.html

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By: Sensate http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10169 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10169 I’m pretty sure Bunning didn’t read anything. His record shows pretty clearly that he’s no mental giant, and he had a hard time even reading his prepared material. My guess is that he’s got a real sharp guy (gal?) or two among his staff that prepares this stuff for him.

BTW, I agree that it’s probably Denninger.

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By: CapFinance http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10154 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 23:26:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10154 I happen to know Jim Bunning wouldn’t regurgitate questions fed to him by ZeroHedge. He is a true American hero: one of the few politicians with the backbone to oppose the Paulson/Bernanke/Geithner bailout in the heat of the storm.

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By: Unsympathetic http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10146 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:06:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10146 Felix, buddy..

Add market-ticker.org to your list of daily sites. Karl’s been saying that since 07.

The reason it’s mildly probable that Bunning was reading from Denninger? Karl faxes Bunning and other reps at least weekly, sometimes daily.

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By: KidDynamite http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10144 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:42:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10144 upon further thought, i think it was Dean Baker who may have first coined the Titanic analogy

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By: KidDynamite http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10140 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:21:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10140 thanks Felix – i’m not sure I created that analogy – in fact, I probably didn’t. although it sticks in my head and i have certainly used it more than once i think. for some reason, i seem to recall Mike Shedlock (MISH) using it originally, but i may be wrong.

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By: Cynic http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10139 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:18:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10139 Right blogger, wrong source, and wrong reason.

I doubt that Bunning has ever read Kid Dynamite – my bet is that he visits Ritholtz’s Big Picture blog, which would make a lot more sense. And yesterday Ritholtz posted on Bernanke being named Time’s Person of the Year. High up in the comments thread, Kid Dynamite posted pretty much the same thing you quote.

So not only does Bunning read ‘Big Picture,’ he also dips into the comments threads. But in both cases, the quip was a response to Time, not FP. And it would explain why Bunning didn’t cite his source. It’s one thing to quote Ritholtz, quite another to say you’re cribbing from his comments section.

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By: EmilianoZ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/comment-page-1/#comment-10138 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:23:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/17/which-blogs-does-jim-bunning-read/#comment-10138 They talked a lot about Bunning at Naked Capitalism. I think Yves Smith was impressed by the pertinence and sharpness of the questions he asked BB. One reader said the questions were fed by folks at ZeroHedge.

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