I know ... its a ridiculous question - we all know they do. I wanted to draw contrast with another ridiculous thread on this board "Do reporters front-run hedgies?" Perhaps only in contrast is the ridiculous nature of the other thread apparent. Some comments below: 1. The other OP has it backwards - HFs front-run reporters, and that is a good thing. Otherwise there would be no incentive to get alternate views out into the market - views alternate to CEO's dishonest or delusional propaganda. 2. HFs that identify dishonest or incompetent CEOs with overpriced stock do not have the bully pulpit CEOs enjoy. CEOs are on their quarterly conference calls, issuing press releases, attending investor conferences, spewing their utter nonsense, all in the effort to boost their compensation by raping investors. Who is more honest, a CEO who runs his own propaganda show, or a HF manager who works to get out an alternate view via third-party, professional reporters?? Here is what Buffett said of short-sellers: "Its a tough way to make a living." A HF manager's greatest asset, and only real hope, is the incompetence and dishonesty of a corporate CEO. A CEO of a terrible business, IF HE IS HONEST with his shareholders, would never be targetted by shorts. Let's not allow ET to be used as a bully pulpit for dishonest and incompetent CEOs, and their acolytes. Perhaps we begin to use this thread to catalogue lies by CEOS.