Jonathan Swift prophesied, “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him.” The question is, Will the US turn into Britain circa 1961? Or are there enough cracks in the system that the dawn can break through? As Dirty Harry put it, “Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself.”

The Deep Capture Campaign

Best business blog of 2008: where to vote

Voting does not open until January 5th, but until then, bookmark this link and prepare to vote early and often (as often as the rules allow, but no more, please) for Deep Capture as...
Judd Bagley
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Deep Capture named finalist for best business blog of 2008!

Yesterday we received an unexpected bit of good news: Deep Capture is a finalist in the competition for best business blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Apparently, we were nominated by one of you...
Judd Bagley
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Fortune Magazine Stonewalls Exposure of Bethany McLean Perfidy

Summary – This post contains two emails I sent Fortune Magazine regarding Deep Capture’s work documenting an inappropriate relationship between journalist Bethany McLean and hedge fund Rocker Partners. If after reading this you agree...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

A hedge fund suite for Richard Sauer

In a recent interview, SEC whistleblower Gary Aguirre offered his insights into the regulatory failings that allowed the Bernie Madoff scheme to reach such enormous proportions for so long. Aguirre places particular blame upon...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Spyro Contogouris and the gentle art of hedge fund persuasion

Among the disturbing facts contained in the recently unsealed documents obtained via discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH) vs. SAC Capital, et al, lawsuit are the lengths to which short-selling hedge funds go to...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Rocker Partners and Bethany McLean: the smarmiest guys in the room

the evidence shows that Rocker Partners hedge fund first approached Bethany McLean about Fairfax on December 7, 2006. Bethany then met with Rocker Partners employee (and former SEC attorney) Richard Sauer 11 days later,...
Judd Bagley
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The word on TheStreet.com

One of the central theses of The Story of Deep Capture, Mark Mitchell’s epic work of media criticism, is that the staff of TheStreet.com is overwhelmingly beholden to the interests of a few criminal,...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Bethany McLean: your benefit of the doubt is hereby revoked

There’s no sense denying it: reporters depend on sources, and in the mind  of most business journalists, a connected hedge fund manager will always prove a more valuable source than even the CEO of...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Carol Remond Tells a Joke She Doesn’t Get (DowJones)

Summary – Carol Remond recently wrote a defense of the meltdown of Rocker Partners (a.k.a. Copper River), her argument being, Rocker Partners shut down through no fault of their own, but because starting in...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

Hedge Funds to Non-Cancer Patients: “You also die.”

Stock manipulators think not just cancer patients can die to pay for ski trips to Gstaad. They also think those suffering from various pulmonary and blood diseases can die, too. InterMune, Inc., is a California...
Patrick Byrne
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