Gary Weiss

  • Gary Weiss, Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Overstock CEO Admits To Anonymous Message Board Posts

    Although Gary Weiss has been on to him months, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne admitted to “pulling a Mackey” last night, writing on the Overstock website that, like Whole Foods CEO John “Rahodeb” Mackey, he posted on company-related message boards pseudonymously. Byrne’s admission comes in response to this New York Times article, where he told reporters […]

    / Jul 23, 2007 at 1:39 PM
  • Gary Weiss

    Sleazy McSleaze Now Even Sleazier
    Overstock’s Over-Reaching Smells A Little Bit Like Blackmail

    DealBreaker readers probably need no introduction to Overstock.com and the shenanigans of its officers. Frankly, we’ve left off talking about the faltering company because it had almost succeeded in making mockery impossible. What do you do when a CEO is complaining about “Sith Lords” and a company is bleeding board members like a European royal […]

    / Jun 18, 2007 at 1:55 PM
  • Gary Weiss

    Gary Weiss Thinks Grasso Suit Is ‘Silly’, Grasso Is A Diminutive, Hairless Man

    In a recent open letter– seriously– to Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo, Gary Weiss goes to bat for Dick Grasso, claiming he deserved (and deserves) “every penny” of his compensation package, and that Cuomo should drop what Spitzer started. (Weiss also brags about how he “used to slam [Grasso]…in Business Week” before it was fashionable […]

    / Dec 5, 2006 at 1:34 PM
  • Gary Weiss, SEC, short selling

    Gary Weiss reads SEC Comment Letters So You Don’t Have To

    Gary Weiss, author of Wall Street Versus Americapoints out that today is the close of the comment period for the Securities and Exchange Commission rule proposal on “fails to deliver” securities—basically, the anti-naked short regulation. As he notes, the National Coalition Against Naked Short Selling—described by Weiss as an “”astroturf’(phony grassroots) group pushing the agenda […]

    / Sep 19, 2006 at 4:14 PM

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