Comments on: China expert of the day, Benjamin Wey edition A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: MBS83 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:56:32 +0000 Wow. Looks like someone (5WPR?) is busy with the sock puppets here…

By: Danny_Black Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:57:57 +0000 ARJTurgot2, depends what your position is. Tom Glocer did pretty well for himself as did his predecessor for running the company into the ground.

I have to say it is a bit rich to pick on this guy in a week when you have happily quoted Chris Whalen out of his depth, Noam Chomsky(??!!) and Yves Smith. If Whalen was on some very specific bit of banking or Chomsky on 1950s linguistics and Smith on Xeroxing, power powerpoint and pitchbook preparation then the pot and kettle comments would be less fair.

By: tjell20 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:33:08 +0000 n program.taf?EventID=GC08&SPID=3092&funct ion=bio ix_salmon_vs_henry_blodget.html

Comparing Wei and Salmon (neither of whom I know but one of whom I read regularly via the Daily Blague) is ridiculous. I appreciate the comments though as they remind me of one reason why we are in the current mess: the devaluing of judgment and the confounding of expertise.

By: ARJTurgot2 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 04:21:01 +0000 dog pile on Felix!

Good post though; Journalists in general are supposed to make people cynical and bitter. Making people cynical and bitter about the quality of reporting, priceless.

I am intrigued: what is the average salary for a blogger; what is an above average blogger salary; and, I’d always heard Reuters didn’t pay all that well.

By: TFF Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:46:37 +0000 If you believe anything you hear on television, you deserve whatever you get. There is a reason the business is classified as “Entertainment”.

Sounds to me like Wei/Wey (the actual spelling of his name in Chinese of course is neither or both) has substantial background and contacts in China. He may be a bit shady, but that is S.O.P. for mainland China. If he weren’t shady, I’d have grave doubts about his experience there.

His US qualifications are barely relevant, unless you believe they represent the greater part of his experience.

Ultimately, who really knows one way or the other? (pardon the pun) I wouldn’t accept his word for anything, but listen to what he says and evaluate it in the larger context.

By: eortiz Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:22:27 +0000 Must concur with the previous commenter, Felix. The only thing that qualifies you as an expert is the fact that Reuters is willing to pay you an above average salary for a blogger. If you would actually write about something rather than interpreting the financial media, the perception might be different. At least Wey has experience in what he is talking about.

By: DanHess Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:34:35 +0000 Felix —

You and Wey should get together and have a pot and kettle party.

Seriously, are you going to take down some Chinese guy for talking about China? He sounded reasonably intelligent. The guy lived much of his life in China, and frankly we don’t know what he was up to. 99.999% of humanity is not on the media circuit. That doesn’t mean they are up to nothing in the mean time.

Is this that different from you feigning expertness on every imaginable topic under the sun and never ever admitting you are wrong when people spot your frequent and comical errors? Such as your hilarious made-up description on this blog of American coal mining country as predominantly black?

You do a good job much of the time and come off pretty well even though you are very often winging it! Yes you have credentials but not on the majority of what you blog on.

Actually if you and Wey ever met at a party you should give each other a high five!