Michael Pachter works as an analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities. With how often his "anaysis" is wrong, and the fact that Wedbush Morgan Securities hasn't fired him due to incompetence, it can be safely assumed that he is saying what he is saying because it suits the needs of Wedbush Morgan Securities. While it is unlikely that he is part of a traditional Short and Distort scam, what he is involved in may not be substantially different ...
These were my thoughts as well. I don't know what "Short and Distort" is, but I would imagine that the clients of Wedbrush Morgan would like it if that company were able to influence other companies in their industry, by constantly saying certain things.
I forget, but was Activision supposed to be a major client of Wedbrush?
Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.