Gary Weiss and his Yahoo Gnomes

    What brought me into this fight in a public way was the discovery that Gary Weiss was posting to the Yahoo Finance message board as “Lamborghini751”.

    I figured this out, initially, by figuring out that Gary was commenting on his own blog as “Lamborghini751”.

    In response, Weiss swore that indeed, he had posted Lamborghini751’s comments, but that it had been at Lambo’s request.

    Apparently it was easier for Lambo to email the comments to Weiss than to actually post them himself.

    (snicker)

    At the time, Weiss took the additional step of swearing that he’d never actually posted anything to Yahoo Finance.

    Well…let’s see what his email to Floyd Schneider has to say on the matter.

    (Read this to learn how I came to posses email between Gary Weiss and Floyd Schneider).

    On February 17, 2006, Floyd sent Gary Weiss a link to a story relating to securities fraud. For some reason, this prompted the following reply from Gary:

    From: garyrweiss@verizon.net
    To: Floyd3491@aol.com
    Subject: Re: Each year, Americans lose an estimated $40 billion to securities fraud
    Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:16:24 -0500
    Received: from unknown (HELO maincomputer) (garyrweiss@verizon.net@70.23.27.10 with login) by smtp102.vzn.mail.dcn.yahoo.com with SMTP; 17 Feb 2006 16:16:28 -0000
    —————
    Excellent! Reminds me to transfer my google alerts over to my new Verizon account.
    One damn thing about Verizon is that it has prevented my gnomes from posting on the Yahoo boards! The link is sometimes down for hours on end.

    Any guesses as to what Weiss means when he refers to his “gnomes”?

    As it happens, I know precisely who Weiss’s gnomes were. But the point is, unless Weiss employs faerie-world creatures to do his dirty work for him, he was lying when he claimed that he never posted anything to Yahoo Finance.

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