Posted on 16 September 2011 by Patrick Byrne
Mark Mitchell’s writings seem to be striking a nerve, at last. After months of no response but silence, in the last few weeks DeepCapture has suddenly been receiving all manner of Nasty-Grams and intimidating phone calls from various people and organizations mentioned in Mark’s work. The similarity of the threats would almost make one think [...]
Posted on 29 March 2011 by Patrick Byrne
“Minkow’s manipulation of the market … caused a severe drop in the stock prices of a large local corporation. This type of deceit and abuse of trust will not be tolerated… we will investigate and prosecute stock manipulation cases to help protect the integrity of our capital markets…When false statements are disseminated to deceive the [...]
Posted on 24 March 2011 by Patrick Byrne
An email Sam Antar sent on May, 2010 puked out of my junk email folder today. Note that besides addressing it to me, the board of directors of Overstock, Overstock’s president Jonathan Johnson, and our colleague Kevin Moon (who counts IR among his many duties), Sam addressed it to various staff members of the SEC [...]
Posted on 02 February 2010 by Patrick Byrne
Today’s late-morning mailbag brought quick response from Mr. Henry Blodget.
Last night, CNBC’s Jim Cramer interviewed Senator Ted Kaufman about the problem of abusive short selling.
I did not really have a burning desire to join SABEW. To steal a page from Groucho Marx, I wouldn’t want to join any club that would have SABEW members as members.
Posted on 26 April 2009 by Patrick Byrne
One of the arguments made with metronomic regularity by those defending illegal stock manipulation then unthinkingly regurgitated by their lapdog financial reporters is this: Prove the harm caused by illegal naked short selling. Well, here is a good example.
Posted on 13 April 2009 by Patrick Byrne
As a rule, I avoid criticizing individual public servants. Elected officials are fair game, in my view, but not public servants. They do not wake up and go into work wanting to do a bad job, I know, and I have had too many tailwinds in life to criticize wantonly people who devote themselves to [...]
Posted on 17 January 2009 by Judd Bagley
(return to The Story of Deep Capture, Part 2) But America’s leading financial journalists have been busy. In January 2006, just days after The Wall Street Journal’s glowing profile of David Rocker, Tim Mullaney of BusinessWeek emails Patrick with a list of “Just admit it – you slit your girlfriend’s throat” style questions provided to [...]
Posted on 31 December 2008 by Patrick Byrne
Summary – For over 10 years Gary Weiss (once a reporter with BusinessWeek, and recently, a columnist with Forbes) has been posting under fake names to confuse, distort, and hijack Usenet groups, stock message boards, and Wikipedia, using social media to prevent the public from understanding criminal activity. I now turn to Gary Weiss. Last [...]