Here is something weird, and a little creepy:
The freakshow that is DeepCapture.com seems to have grabbed all of the Facebook friends of anyone who has ever: a) written anything positive about short selling or 2) said anything negative about Overstock.com.
For those of you who are unaware of what DeepCapture is, the name suggests that the short sellers have “Captured” the press. Deep Capture is a work of Patrick Byrne, founder of Overstock.com.
For the record, I am in favor of shorting stocks, but do not favor naked shorting, which is against SEC rules.
Overstock’s Campaign of Menace
NYT, February 25, 2006
Worst CEO of 2006 goes to Ilia Lekach of Parlux; Overstock’s Byrne is runner up for the second straight year
Marketwatch, Dec. 6, 2006
There He Goes Again
JMINMTU, June 08, 2009
Do Nudists Run Wall Street?
HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR
WSJ, APRIL 12, 2006