|Mailbag: Feuerstein Digs My Reporting?|
|Thursday, 15 October 2009 23:35|
Surprise, surprise! One day after CEL-SCI (AMEX:CVM) rallies 25% due to a report here and an alert by Dow Jones, I get an e-mail from everyone's favorite biotech columnist, Adam Feuerstein, asking if I'm a paid pumper for the stock.
Not that my answer might actually matter since Adam and TheStreet.Com have already vilified and defamed our little news portal on multiple occasions (something that has not gone unnoticed, I assure you). Still, I hope it does.
Here is the nice e-mail I got from Mr. Feuerstein, who I sense is just looking out for our reputation by warning us that our content has been showing up on a certain websites (our content shows up on lots of websites since we started giving it away). It was a very nice e-mail and it reads:
"Are you aware that smallcapnetwork.com is owned by Lawrence Isen, a penny stock promoter with a long history of securities law violations. Most recently he entered into a judgment with the SEC to settle civil stock fraud charges in Dec. 2007.
Our content and articles are syndicated all over by various networks and syndicators. We are a news portal, not a stock promoter and as such, our content appears on hundreds of news and media portals.
I'd be curious to see what some of our readers think about this one. Think Adam just wants to put the slams behind us and hug it out? Why don't we get letters like that when our stuff shows up on CBS Money Watch or Fox Business? Damn those paid pumpers!
Kidding aside, I've heard of guys who get paid to move stocks down using fear, but to move them up like that without solid news or science? Now that would be impressive.
Mind control, I say! It's got to be mind control. Quick! Get Uri Geller on the line.
Next is an e-mail from "Stock Santa Claus" which reads:
You've been a very naughty boy and you're not going to make my list this year. How dare you pump Acorda Therapeutics in that "Acorda Bounce" article of yours the other day? It's so obvious that you're every bit the penny stock pusher that my elves tell me you are. You get nothing from me this year!
So Sorry Santa. I was going to ask for something nice, but after seeing Acorda (NASDAQ:ACOR) bounce and close up nearly 50% yesterday, to $24.65 +7.91, I think I'll just buy it myself. ;)
Never trust those elves! Do your own DD. That goes for Santa and everyone else!