Well there is theory that many do work for short hedge funds to go out and spread as much grive as they can while trying to cover. The only one I know for a fact that did that as was viewed in an interview was Cramer when he worked for sacks. He admitted as much. This is not something made up I saw the interview. When you have a very huge short like here all the dogs have been let loose for sure. There is 600 million dollars at stake for the shorts covering at just 10.00. Soooo is there deception and manipulation, of course. One would be foolish not to think so. When 100 brokers were asked if they could make a million dollars by doing something coorupt or Illegal 70% or 7 out of 10 said they would even at the risk of getting caught. If one does not think the mkts are corrupt then I don't know what to tell you. If you don't believe that the mkts are rigged then you have not been around long enough in life.