It annoys me when management blames short sellers for a variety of ills and then tries to get Congress or the regulators to harass and vilify them. I long for the day when a management team, which has a well-known short seller publicly short its stock, starts its quarterly earnings call with a Q&A session with the short-seller. “We are now going to take all the questions which Jim Chanos, manager of Kynikos Associates, who is short our stock, would like to ask. Mr. Chanos, your line is open. Please proceed.” Wouldn’t that clear the air?