Note to SEC: Everyone has an agenda

Sat Apr 1, 2006



Writing a profile on Rocker Partners, you can't ignore the controversy about the relationship between short sellers, research firms and journalists. The allegation that several journalists have conspired with short sellers and research firm Gradient Analytics to torpedo the shares of Overstock and Biovail has raised something everyone - including the Securities and Exchange Commission - should know by now.

Journalists cannot write stories without interviewing people, and here's the news flash: Everyone we talk to has an agenda.

Short sellers like Rocker rightly point out that no one complains much about all the pumping up of stocks that goes on...

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