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Bill Wexler: One Year
Q. Has Bill Wexler answered the questions you posed to him?
A. No. Wexler has contacted us several times, but not with answers to the five questions we asked him.
Q. Do you know why Yahoo has removed Wexler's posts from its message boards?
A. According to Wexler, he asked Yahoo to remove the posts because of "a campaign of personal attacks based on some sort of ultra-bizarre conspiracy where anyone with a negative opinion was branded with my name!!"
our doubts that such
a campaign ever existed. But if it did, it's difficult to see how removing
Wexler's posts would
have had any effect on it--especially since he continued to post as billwexler99
after his billwexler ID was terminated. We also wonder why Wexler didn't
direct Yahoo to delete all of his messages, not simply those posted after
the summer of 2000.
Q. Is Bill Wexler his real name or not?
A. He has long claimed that it is. But
we recently used several "people finder" services to search for a Bill or
William Wexler in the Bay Area. We also looked in Boca Raton, where he
says he has a second home. We couldn't find him.
Of course, the ultimate proof that Bill Wexler is
a pseudonym is the following message. No one posts this kind of talk to
the entire world under his real name.
Q. Is the Mike Wilkins who works at West Highland Capital the same Mike Wilkins who is co-author of the books Roadside America and Sex, Zen, and a Bullet in the Head?
A. Yes. Wilkins is also co-author of two movie scripts.
A. The West Highland staff is quite small. Based on information that has come to our attention since our first report, the chances that Bill Wexler is someone at the fund but not Mike Wilkins appear to be slim to none. Meanwhile, the fit with Mike Wilkins has done nothing but improve since we first reported on the Wexler-West Highland connection. Consider this 1999 exchange between Wexler and one of his readers:
The message was written a few years after Mike
Wilkins published his book about science fiction films. At the
time, he was also alternating between the hedge fund and Hollywood, where he was filming a movie.
A. It certainly did. But not long after
informing us that
"I am not Mike Wilkins or
anybody else," Wexler falsely
announced that a
director of a publicly traded company is the author of this site.
That gave us pause, too--about his honesty. Next, when we requested a
retraction of this absurd claim, he sent us a thinly veiled threat (not of violence) designed to
intimidate us from continuing to publish "bullsh_ about Wilkins and Asensio." Which
struck us as rather odd since Wexler has claimed that he doesn't know Mike Wilkins.
But Wexler is anything but happy about this site.
It's a reaction that speaks volumes to us.
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