Pathetic Patty Byrne & Judd Bagley Stealing Facebook Friends
It's no news to anyone here that Patrick Byrne has gone off the deep end, and rather than running Overstock.com profitably, has instead pursued petty vendettas against anyone who dared tell the truth about his online empire, or about its nutty CEO.
It's been a couple years now since wacky Patty took to our own TMF overstock board and accused me of taking money from hedge funds, without a shred of evidence to back it up other than the fact that I was the single TMF writer who didn't fawn over him and parrot his self-aggrandizing attempts to be the next Warren Buffett.
Patty also fed my name to the SEC at one point, and they reportedly attached it to a subpeona, hoping to fish up information that I was on the take. The SEC later backtracked from that ridiculous angling expedition, and it's now investigating Byrne for a variety of reporting issues. (Proof, of course, that the SEC is also on the take from hedge funds...)
I've mostly left pathetic Patty behind, because frankly, there are more important things in life than sparring with a lowlife CEO who hires a ham-fisted, internet diry tricks operative like Judd Bagley to attempt to harrass and intimidate his critics.
But with this week's new revalation, that Patrick's lickspittle Bagley had published a Byrne enemies list composed of stolen Facebook information -- friends of friends, etc. I was chuckling. Because it utterly failed. There was no network of miscreants. Just a few financial journalists connected in the casual way that lots of people who know each other vaguely connect on facebook.
Oh, Byrne and Bagley also published information about children in this list that was posted to Byrne's conspiracy-theory destination, Deep Capture.
Today, it seems we know how Bagley pulled this off -- creating a false profile to con people into letting him into their networks, so he could, you know, do important stuff like put children's information on the internet and urge his cadre of online trolls to "investigate" them.
Here's a full account of the ruse.
Oh, and Wacky Patty's bootlick Bagley tried to con me into "friend" him as well, but this Goldman Sachs sock puppet didn't really appeal to me, and not just because of the wussy profile photo attached. I have zero love for Goldman Sachs, something Bagley and Byrne would realize if they did any real research (such as listening to our TMF Money podcast) rather than just concocting elaborate persecution fantasies and trying to lie their way to proving them.
I only "friend" old high school chums, current work chums, relatives (I have a ton of them.) and others. The only connection Patrick and Judd would have been interested in is the one-week old "friend" contact with Gary Weiss.
Note to Patrick and Judd. If you want to be "friends," I'm happy to meet either of you in person. I'll be happy to tell you to your faces what a pair of pathetic, petty cowards you are. I'll even buy the beer, so Patrick won't have to dip into his trust fund, and so Judd won't have to spend his bus fare.
I'll also bring the fathers of the children you attempted to stalk and harrass through your sock puppet attempts to steal my facebook network list. I'm sure they'd be very happy to meet you.