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Every scandal plagued company has a supporting cast. Sometimes, like at Subaye (SBAY), it is the denizens of the Yahoo message boards, like this gentleman. Other times, at firms like China Agritech (CAGC), it is naive buy-side investors like young environmentalist Jesse Glickenhaus. At some, such as China Media Express (CCME) it is a chorus of sycophantic sell-side analysts best exemplified by Global Hunter‘s former star Ping Luo.
And so, the question asked in this weekend’s poll is who is the next Ping Luo? Who has blindly defended a company in the face of all evidence, potentially destroying their careers in the process.
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[UPDATE – Voting is now closed – Editor]
A BuyersStrike! reader kindly pointed out that recently, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, better known as the PCAOB, announced that is it seeking nominees for its Standing Advisory Group for the 2012-2013 term.
The PCAOB press release states:
The Board is seeking nominations of individuals who have expertise in accounting, auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance, and/or investing in public companies. Additionally, the Board is seeking nominations of individuals with experience related to auditing or financial reporting related to broker-dealers and smaller public companies.