Once again, The Politic's Aaron Unruh demonstrates his depressing level of illiteracy by mangling the English language here:
Howz to Blog Respectabfully
In Weird News, Canadian “I don’t date teh women” Cynic lectures (and lectures and lectures) Matthew and myself for writing mean-spirited, thoughtless posts, like this one. Instead, he’d like for us to write more thoughtful and substantive posts, like this one!
Are we done here? Oh good.
Now, who will be the first to notice the screeching idiocy in Aaron's prose above, and how he utterly fails to address my fundamental point?
Take your time ... no rush ... it's not a race ...
Why, yes, there it is. See, in my earlier post, my objection was not to Aaron's and Matthew's mean-spiritedness or lack of civility so much as it was to their lack of basic honesty. Heck, read the very first paragraph to see where I was going with that piece (emphasis added):
We need to talk. Seriously, we need to talk because you have a major credibility problem over there at TP and, you being the editor, I'd like to hear from you personally as to how you defend the rancid dishonesty oozing out of that site these days.
I would have thought that anyone who was even minimally literate would understand the point I was making and, you know, now that I think about it, I'm betting that Aaron also understands what I was getting at. However, as he is wont to do, Aaron deliberately misunderstood my post just so he wouldn't have to address it, so let me make this painfully clear, Aaron, just so you know what the discussion is about.
Aaron: it's not that you're rude or dismissive or arrogant or uncivil -- it's that you're a liar. Do we understand the point I'm trying to make here? You're simply dishonest in your blogging, in the way you deliberately misrepresent the facts and ignore contradictory evidence. That has nothing to do with courtesy or civility, it has to do with intellectual integrity, of which you have none.
And just to make sure I drive this point home, I don't particularly care what you think of my social graces, given that you're such a infantile dumbass. But if you want to compare the two of us, here's the fundamental difference -- you're a pathological liar, and I'm not.
Want me to prove that? No problem. At last count, this blog has published over 7,000 posts. Yes, that's over seven thousand, most of them by me. I challenge you to go back through those years of output and find a single post where I made a claim that turned out to be factually incorrect and that I didn't correct publicly once that was pointed out to me.
Go ahead, Aaron ... take your time. Surely in over 7,000 posts you can find me being a dishonest wank once, no? So go wild. Invite your friends. Make a party out of it. But make sure you understand the rules, OK?
I'm not talking about being rude or vulgar or sarcastic or downright pissy. I'm talking about dishonesty. And I'll even extend the search parameters to let you pick out any place where I manipulated commenters' submissions, or just plain deleted a post that turned out to be embarrassing.
Let's go, Aaron ... think you're up for the job? As I've already demonstrated in my earlier post, you have no integrity whatsoever. But if you want to make the same charge against me, then I suggest you find some evidence. 7,000+ posts, dude. Surely there's some chicanery in there somewhere, right?
I'll be waiting right here when you get back.
P.S. You know as well as I do what's about to happen, don't you? Aaron will, of course, utterly ignore the parameters of this test and redefine what I've challenged him to do. Because, quite simply, that's how liars work.
But you knew that, right?
HEY, I KNOW, let's make this worth Aaron's time. If Aaron can find a single post in which I made a factually incorrect claim that I didn't publicly correct once it was pointed out to me, I will donate a cool $100 to the local charity of his choice.
Come on, Aaron ... let's see that compassionate conservatism in action. Invest a little time, and make some cash for the needy. It can't possibly be that hard, right?
STILL WAITING ... It's been several hours and, curiously, The Politic's Aaron Unruh still hasn't popped by to provide an inarguable example of dishonesty on my part in all my years of blogging. Perhaps he needs more incentive. $200, Aaron. A cool $200 to the charity of your choice.
Come on, Spanky ... here's your chance to put me in my place. How can you possibly resist?