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CNBC, My Celebrated SEC Subpoena, and Fluffy. And a Dog.

Deep CaptureMar 11, 2020, 9:34:50 PM

Originally posted on 05/24/2008 by Patrick Byrne

Herb Greenberg (“The Worst Business Journalist in America”) appeared on TV with his fluffy dog to criticize my recent announcement that I celebrated receiving an SEC subpoena. In that press release I had written, “I may be the first CEO in history to celebrate receiving an SEC subpoena.” Herb thought this was outrageous, and said so. He also opined regarding what the SEC subpoena was and was not about: he was just guessing.

A year later, in true “Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia” fashion, Herb would write a story claiming that I had tried to cover-up my receipt of an SEC subpoena.