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White Nationalists Write for Mainstream Financial Publications


Stephen Piggott • Mar 01, 2010

Ok, I’ll admit it; I have a subscription to Financial Times. I read the newspaper six times a week because it tells me what’s going on in the world without getting into too much detail and dragging it out. It also tells the news from a financial perspective, something that has always fascinated me.

Since the age of the internet, news about stocks and bonds has rapidly moved off the paper and onto the computer screen. One website that has taken full advantage of that is Marketwatch.com Marketwatch is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a billionaire conglomerate-owner who also runs the Wall Street Journal and Barrons.com. World famous websites like Barrons.com and The Wall Street Journal are well respected within the financial and political community and are the last place that people would expect white nationalists to exist. This, however, is sadly not the case.

White nationalists do operate within the financial world, even though they try their best to fit within the mainstream. A prime example of this is Peter Brimelow. Brimelow writes a regular column for Marketwatch.com. For the unsuspecting readers of Marketwatch.com, Brimelow is just another regular contributor who is trying to help the readers spend their investment dollars wisely; there is no indication on Marketwatch.com that Brimelow actually leads a double life.

Brimelow’s other life is much more sinister than his Marketwatch.com profile would lead you to believe. When he is not commenting on stocks and bonds, Brimelow is bashing immigrants on his website VDARE.com. VDARE stands for Virginia Dare, allegedly the first white settler born in the United States. Though an immigrant to the United States himself, Brimelow has persistently bashed immigrants in his VDARE articles.

Sadly but not surprisingly, Brimelow is not the only anti-immigrant activist that has featured on Marketwatch.com. Edwin S. Rubenstein, another regular VDARE contributor has also been published quite frequently on the financial website. Last week, on February 25, Rubenstein and Brimelow teamed up to write an article for Marketwatch titled, “Stocks Still Cheap.” Again, nowhere in the article or the men’s profiles was a mention of VDARE.com, the white nationalist website that both men regularly contribute to. Another well-known white nationalist, Chris Temple was also a regular contributor to Marketwatch before his high profile arrest and prison sentence for mail fraud and money laundering.

Heidi Beirich at the Southern Poverty Law Center reported last year that Temple “has marched alongside neo-Nazis and quoted Hitler approvingly in his writings. He was once a close friend of Louis Beam, a former Texas Klan leader who was at one point on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.”

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists contributing to mainstream publications is not a new phenomenon, but it is a very worrisome predicament that needs to be addressed. The fact that a well-known white nationalist is still able to be published in a respected financial publication and collaborate with other white nationalists to write articles without any backlash is upsetting. If Peter Brimelow’s profile on Marketwatch read “businessman who also runs anti-immigrant website VDARE” his credibility would go out the window. Sadly, Brimelow is allowed to write freely on Marketwatch without scrutiny and even recruit fellow white nationalists like Edwin S. Rubenstein.

Brimelow will continue to be a legitimate face within the financial sector until his white nationalist views are made clear to the public.

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