When it comes to "stirring the pot," there is only one interest group doing so that is visible to the greater public--the shorts. There're no carnival barker Greenberg/McDonald types working the airwaves and electrons for NFI outside of this board and others that may be like it (are there any?) and are only read by a few people and might be classified more correctly as semi-private as opposed to public media. There's a lot to be said for brand recognition; can you imagine Ford being quiet in response to a disinformation campaign designed to destroy the company's reputation and shareholder value?
In relation to shareholder value, I urge those who read this to look at the two lines in the PR's financials that tell you what book value and shareholder's equity are at quarter's end. Those should put a smile on the faces of everyone, even those who went underwater but held today, because they reinforce your analysis of NFI and your decision to buy.