Bullcrapola. prove it. When you have a very thinly traded stock the bid and the ask can move all over the place and that price action is caused by nothing more than the thin, infrequent trading. I guess you'd call me a manipulator if I needed to sell 50K shares of this stock fast for personal reasons and took the price down .05 - .10 to get it all unloaded. And, the rules (which suck) currently allow a short to short on the bid, so until the SEC changes that rule, (fat chance), that activity is not "manipulation" in a "legal" sense (meaning that you have no legit. grounds to complain to the SEC if that is going on).