As of February 1, news outlets must “verify the credentials of organizations and columnists before publishing their commentaries and analyses,” ensuring that journalists have either “worked in securities and futures organizations or covered finance and economics for at least two years.”

In a related move, the US has decided to take a small page from China’s playabook and ban three journalists from writing about Wall Street, as nominated by the people.

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  1. Posted by Guest | January 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Well fuck, there goes my idea for syndicating Mad Money in China.

  2. Posted by Guest | January 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Well fuck, there goes my idea for syndicating Mad Money in China.

  3. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  4. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  5. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  6. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  7. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  8. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  9. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I’ll take “Equus Semen Pastries” for $1000 please Alex

  10. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  11. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  12. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  13. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  14. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  15. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  16. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  17. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    I vote Comstock, Weisenthal and Comstock again.

  18. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  19. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  20. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  21. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  22. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  23. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  24. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  25. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  26. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  27. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  28. Posted by Hoping | January 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    can the entire operation count as one vote?

  29. Posted by Seaman Bodine | January 7, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Y’all diversify your bonds n’ shit. Konichiwa bitches.

    WuTan Investments

  30. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    That was so funny in 2004!

  31. Posted by Financial_Servicer | January 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    I suppose, though I’d miss Blodget.

  32. Posted by Gentleman Trader | January 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    I second the Weisenthal vote, despite the fact that he allegedly worked in investment management at some point. cutting and pasting w/ 1-2 sentences of commentary does not a “journalist” make. plus that hipster act he puts on is so painfully forced…its almost a little sad.

  33. Posted by Ancient Chinese Proverb | January 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    How can you cover finance and economics for two years if you can’t cover finance and economics without having covered finance and economics for two years?

  34. Posted by CharlesGasBag | January 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Well, Let’s just hope America doesn’t move in this direction!!!!

  35. Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    I worked for rebellion research until STAR went ballastic after Spencer talked to the WSJ. prior to that,I worked for Sara Bernett. before that I interned for Tim Sykes – I found it very stressful and now wish to report about the markets, do I qualify?

  36. Posted by CG | January 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    I made a substantial investment in the Body by Jake franchise and got in on the ground floor, so I’m not sweatin’ it.

  37. Posted by Guest | January 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    WOW – a Tim Sykes reference. How did the Cilantro Fund do in 2010?

  38. Posted by Mitch Cumstein | January 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS.

    -Matt Taibbi’s Bandana

  39. Posted by and its WuTanG | January 7, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    oh HAHAHA very funny. that is so fresh! i mean, what you’ve done, is you’ve taken a pop culture reference, and inserted it here, in this context 6 years later. Do you have any Titanic jokes since we’re hitting these things at the top of their phenomena.

    -guy who ironically made fun of an old joke using a 2004 family guy reference

  40. Posted by Com central exec | January 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    i like wanda sykes….and dave attell

  41. Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2011 at 4:15 AM