These news paper articles, the NY Times in particular, do not usually come without some prodding from the FED or White House. In a similar (in my view) vein, ABC always gets the "scoops" because they can be counted to push the White House agenda. They are worth reading because I think they mark the start of an attempt to flush out all the recent buyers.http://gata.org/node/10364
Gold will go a lot higher in the long term because of China and the rest of the world but in the short term we could see more articles like these as they start to apply a downward pressure on any competition to paper money.
Gold is bad for banks and governments