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Prominent Hedge Fund Manager Throws Shade On Critic In Message Board Fight

An anonymous commenter on a hedge fund message board criticized hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson's market-moving call on a company called MagicJack yesterday. He didn't take it well.

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All morning, other hedge funders came to Tilson's defense, with one saying his MagicJack call was "awesome" and another starting this thread:

MagicJack shares had climbed above the $17 mark around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, when Tilson posted: "It’s a great group of investors — and people — so I care about my reputation here. Hence, I’ll take the time to set the record straight if someone defames me."

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