Seems they weren't quite representing the truth exactly. Surely it's not a concerted effort at propaganda, though, right?
Not at all. The metal markets are the fairest, most honest, and open markets there is. ( all said tongue in cheek). I think the whole thing shows how desperate GLD is to prove the oppositof what everyone has been saying.
In other words, buy physical gold and silver and keep it safe. Trust no ETF, GLD, etc.