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

They can’t say he didn’t warn them.

Video of Patrick Byrne sounding the alarm on Wall Street, as long as three years ago.
Judd Bagley
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They can't say he didn't warn them.

Video of Patrick Byrne sounding the alarm on Wall Street, as long as three years ago.
Patrick Byrne
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The Week the World Said “Naked Short Selling”

Make no mistake: what you witnessed this week was not some natural process – an economy “souring,” a bubble “bursting.” This was not the “invisible hand” at work. This was not even capitalism. This...
Mark Mitchell
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The Week the World Said "Naked Short Selling"

Make no mistake: what you witnessed this week was not some natural process – an economy “souring,” a bubble “bursting.” This was not the “invisible hand” at work. This was not even capitalism. This...
Patrick Byrne
4 min read

A Bad Day for Criminals and the Journalists Who Love Them

The mainstream financial media says that the SEC should not crack down on criminal short sellers because short sellers are vital to the markets (and vital ghost-writers of a lot of what appears in...
Mark Mitchell
4 min read

David Einhorn, Cheryl Strauss, and the “Unavailable” Bethany McLean

As will be explored in a subsequent piece, it would be fair to describe my relationship with Bethany McLean of Fortune as “strained”. However, it is not unusual for her to write or call...
Patrick Byrne
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Anti-Investigative Reporter Joe Nocera and The Newspaper of Non-Record (New York Times)

Joe Nocera has a problem. Nocera’s problem is not what Apple CEO Steve Jobs thinks of him (“Steve Jobs Doesn’t Have Cancer, Calls NYT Columnist a ‘Slime Bucket’“). No, Joe’s problem is that the naked short...
Patrick Byrne
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Wall Street to USA: “I…drink…your…MILKSHAKE!”

The closing minutes of “There Will Be Blood” handily dramatizes naked short selling and, more generally, Wall Street’s relationship to the United States (WARNING: movie spoiler).
Patrick Byrne
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Having Lost Control of the Narrative, They Ask For It Back

Low-rent stumble-bums (i.e., Sam Antar and Gary Weiss) don’t get to climb in the ring with Ali, but I’ll meet Dan Loeb, David Einhorn, or Steve Cohen for legitimate public debate anytime, anywhere.
Patrick Byrne
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Upon Further Examination, It Seems My Paper Is Captured Too

No, no newspaperman actually said that. In so many words, anyway. But the following story is true. In the spring of 2006 I met with the very bright editor of the editorial page of...
Patrick Byrne
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