What do you do when you are trying to sell something and for the longest time there’s been mild interest? You stretch the truth a little bit, or you start to release some news that may suggest that there is activity where indeed there is none.
It’s been deadly quiet on the sale of the teachers shares of MLSE of late. There are those who believe that things are busiest when it’s quiet. The obvious alternative is that there is nothing going on and well, you get word out that some people are sniffing around in hopes that others may decide to do the same.
In other words you leak some information in attempt to create a market.
I am thinking that after months of silence that’s exactly what’s happened over the last couple of days. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ultimate source that provided the Star the info about Americans kicking the tires came from someone close to teachers themselves. Similarly, I wouldn’t be surprised if teachers is behind Gretzky admitting that he too has been approached.
Call it a hunch, but I am sensing internal leaks.