The problem with a published piece is that it would take a lot of time, and NFI short's time-frame is more than short. Just something for the record that anticipated a real possibilty. I believe that there is a Pulitzer Prize in here somewhere, particularly taking the angle that little guys can be screwed through manipualtion of media and muscle in a company with few shares oustanding, in particular.
The angle of little guys getting screwed is nothing new. I think the particularly compelling story here is the theme of shareholder activism. Illegal manipulation caught by shareholders combined with the outstanding analysis of HHill (and friends), and ending with Drty's website all make for quite a David vs Goliath type story.
I've never seen anything like what's happened on this board (not that my experience is great) and it has caused me a great deal of thought. I think our story, combined with the usual "little guys getting screwed by illegal manipulation", has mass appeal.