The History of Patrick Byrne’s Sith Lord

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If you like to read about delusional rantings and paranoid conspiracy theories, you can’t help but follow full-time message board poster Patrick Byrne. He moonlights as the CEO of failing online retailer Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK), but his real purpose in life is uncovering conspiracies. The funny thing is that if Byrne was a little more lucid,…

Video of Patrick Byrne discussing the Sith Lord’s fax machine at CNBC

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I couldn’t make up stuff this good if I tried. Seriously. The things that Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) says are a journalist’s dream. (Yes, if Byrne can think of himself as a journalist, so can I!) I reported the other day on his comments about the secret fax machine at CNBC. Here’s the…

Patrick Byrne, the Omniscient

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I’ve been contemplating this topic for a couple of weeks, but just didn’t have the stomach to write about it. Fortunately, Gary Weiss has mentioned it and given me the courage to suck it up and write about it. What’s the topic? The ever-nauseating Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK). Since at least 2005, he…

Patrick Byrne’s delusions

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More delusional talk from Patrick Byrne, CEO of POS Overstock.com. From Herb Greenberg at Marketwatch: Speaking on the Fox Business Channel today to my friend Liz Claman, [Byrne] said: “I think that there’s been an unhealthy collusion developed between certain short sellers and certain journalists. They center around your competitor, CNBC. I happen to know…

A bit of irony from Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com

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Recently a countersuit was filed by Gradient Analytics against Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) and Patrick Byrne, claiming that the company and Byrne engaged in a smear campaign after negative reports on Overstock were issued by Gradient. The suit includes allegations that Overstock and Byrne committed acts of defamation, tortuous interference with prospective business relations, and unfair business…

The Sith Lord Rears His Ugly Head Again

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The Sith Lord lives on, according to Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne. I am thankful that we have Wacky Patty to look out for the interests of investors. He gave a speech March 3rd at the University of Utah, and the school newspaper wrote about his comments. And who would have guessed that Byrne was…

Patrick Byrne and his three stooges

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Last week, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne celebrated an apparent victory in court. Overstock is suing Gradient Analytics and Rocker Partners over some negative reports that were issued about Overstock. Of course, the negative reports weren’t negative because Overstock is a crappy company. No, the negative reports were negative simply because there is a Sith Lord…