This is the site that reports short sales on a daily basis. It's a little hard to read but still good info. Use the FINRA/NASDAQ TRF txt file and click on the relevant date. It shows on Wednesday the 2nd total shares sold short were 1,285,667. That's not much considering the huge volume.
My personal guess is the short selling on that day was mainly smaller fish like the schemps of the world who boldly predict the company is bald-faced lying and stupid enough to believe their own gibberish.
My further guess is the smart shorts were doing a lot of covering on Wed and Thur because they are wise enough to see the reality of what is happening. I will bet the short interest is down significantly when the next summary comes out.
There is NO WAY RP would hang himself out to dry and set the company up for massive failure by boldly guiding to the new numbers then missing - he knows full well the consequences if he is wrong.
There is NO WAY the brokerage houses would be issuing the recommendations they have put out if they did not have a strong degree of faith in the guidance.