It looks like Patrick Byrne has a new pet journalist with a captured mind. I just received the following email from Mark Mitchell about a story he wants to publish on Patrick Byrne's blog, hosted by Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK). See Gary Weiss's blog for background on Mark Mitchell.
From: Mark Mitchell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:38 PM
Subject: Interview possible?
I am writing a story about short-selllers (sic) and their relationships with independent researchers and the media. I would like to give you the opportunity to respond to various allegations regarding your work.
Is there a time when I can interview you? If so, please provide me with a phone number and a time when it would be convenient for me to call.
My story is for a Web site called DeepCapture.com.
I guess that the temperature is rising in Overstock.com's corporate suite as the Securities and Exchange Commission zeros in on the company and Patrick Byrne, the admitted target of their probe. New information has come to light that strongly suggests that Overstock.com bribed Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to defame me. For background information on Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff read here and here. I will release other taped conversations with persons at the Utah Attorney General's office, soon.
Read Gary Weiss's updated blog item "The 'Mark Mitchell Mystery' Solved" and the comments section for an exchange between Gary Weiss and Mark Mitchell. Apparently, Mark Mitchell is being paid Patrick Byrne to do hatchet jobs on other Byrne critics, too.
In adddtion, please read "Shop at Overstock, support Cyberstalking," by Zac Bissonnette.
Sam E. Antar (former Crazy Eddie CFO and a convicted felon)