When wingnuts attack each other (warning – Godlstein link):
Once he’d established the pretext for disallowing me to defend myself — and giving his commenters the freedom to attack me without my having recourse to respond directly to them (something I’ve never disallowed him to do on my site) — he then encouraged people to support his “honor” at the expense of mine. He set up a lynch mob and then pretended to wash his hands of the whole thing.
One of his commenters, after having already declared that I was guilty of acting in bad faith with respect to debating Patterico on the issues of language (another ridiculous charge, inasmuch as I’ve consistently and patiently answered his questions, even going so far as to write a primer for him on semiotics, sent via email; and as anyone who’s been following my posts on the topic, or who read my Hot Air essay knows, I am committed to the argument, and have always welcomed those who wish to debate it), decided he’d “look at the evidence” and adjudicate who was at fault for the way this has all turned.
Unsurprisingly, he ignored all evidence, provided by way of links, that militated against the conclusion he’d already reached before hand. In the end, he declared me guilty of “bad faith,” as decided by him (and dependent on his own warped filter), and without the benefit of my being allowed to defend myself.
In short, a show trial.
I guess it was only a matter of time after Roger L. Simon eliminated their means of support and adult supervision that they would go Lord of the Flies on each other. On the other hand, this:
…I’ve consistently and patiently answered his questions, even going so far as to write a primer for him on semiotics, sent via email …
…is how I’m going to respond to all email inquiries from this point forward because it’s full of win.