Motley Fool, a publication that follows many equities with articles and forums issued a story today that carried the headline "XM And Sirius Call It Off". That was enough to get me to click, and likely many others as well. After all, with the merger taking forever, news such as that would be an attention grabber.
It turns out that the story was about the annual meetings that Sirius and XM deferred earlier today due to merger uncertainties.
There must have been some serious backlash (no pun intended) about the headline, because the headline has now been changed to "XM And Sirius Still Waiting"
I would wager that the first headline grabbed more hits than the second, and made more than a few people nervous.
Position - Long Sirius, Long XM