Oh, sigh. You know, this whole outing thing has gone from initial fear and panic to a depressing ritual of discovering and documenting the next lie out there, typically at a wanker blog that is happy to publish the most egregious dishonesty imaginable but has explicitly banned me from commenting so that I can correct the record.
Here's the latest stellar snippet from over at Suzy ALL-CAPS, Canada's most deranged and dishonest fetus fetishist:
That would, of course, be the infamous Patrick "Twatsy" Ross, who is well-known for lying about everything, all of the time. Let's deconstruct a bit of the above slowly and methodically, and I'd like you to pay close attention because I want to demonstrate Patrick's basic modus operandi -- that is, how he lies. Because he has a pattern, and it's worth seeing what it is.
Here's the relevant snippet:
No, he told them to find out where Evans' kids go to school, and then tell him.
And away we go. Note that there are two independent claims being made here:
- I told people to figure out where Dick's kids go to school, and
- I wanted them to send that information to me.
Did you catch that? Two quite separate claims, which we will now deal with independently. First, did I encourage people to figure out where Dick's kids went to school. Why, yes ... yes, I did, here:
So far, we know (from totally public information available online) Dick's family situation, and even his home address and phone number (107 Beddington Cr NE, Calgary). So what are we going to do with that? I'm glad you asked.
Based on that information, it shouldn't be hard to figure out where his children go to school (again, most likely public information based on residence). And from that, it should be relatively easy to get a list of relevant local teachers and school board members (again, openly public information). And once that's in hand, it should be a piece of cake to make sure all of those responsible individuals are educated as to Dick's disturbing predilection for online child rape and promotion of child sex.
I'm thinking maybe a mass e-mailing to school board members. Perhaps notes to the teachers. Or, heck, why stop there? How about a mass delivery of eye-opening flyers in local mailboxes? Yup, I bet that would get someone's attention. ("Dear concerned parent: Let's talk about Richard Evans, shall we?")
So, there is no question that I was explaining how easy it was to determine -- from publicly available information -- where Dick's kids went to school. And why was I suggesting people do that? Go back and read carefully. Why, it's because I thought that teachers and parents related to that school might want to know what kind of dangerous cretin they were dealing with, given Evans' open obsession with NAMBLA. Granted, I could have phrased that more diplomatically, but I don't think there's anything untoward with wanting to warn local parents of the creepy, NAMBLA devotee in their midst. Wouldn't you want to know that sort of thing? In any event, what we've established is that the first part of Patrick's claim is completely correct. And this is where Twatsy is Twatsy, as he then takes what is effectively accurate information ... and embellishes (emphasis added):
No, he told them to find out where Evans' kids go to school, and then tell him.
Do you see what just happened there? Twatsy set things up with an accurate and fairly innocuous accusation, then smoothly continued on to add some blatant dishonesty on the end, hoping no one would notice. Because, as you can see, I at no point asked people to send me that information. And I wouldn't because, frankly, I don't care about it. To this day, I don't know what school those kids go to, and I have never asked anyone to tell me. And this is what makes Twatsy's accusation so enlightening.
You see, this is how Twatsy works. A close investigation will reveal that Twatsy has a couple styles of dishonesty. The first is as above -- two-part claims, where the first part is true but uninteresting, immediately followed by a far more incendiary -- but false -- accusation. And if you call Twatsy's bluff and complain that that second part isn't true, he will immediately and deliberately misunderstand your objection, and start pointing out how the first part is obviously accurate and LOL, ROTFL, man, you're dishonest! You can argue in vain that that's not what you're talking about, but it will do no good.
The other kind of Twatsy dishonesty is the bait and switch, where he will relentlessly claim, say, "A" (which would be accurate), then without warning switch to claiming a superficially similar "B" which isn't the same thing at all, and hope you didn't notice.
For example, one can claim that "CC published Dick Evans' kids names on the Intertoobz." Yes, I did -- and as Dick himself has openly admitted, that information was publicly available from his own web site, and he also admitted that he had absolutely no problem with that. So, yes, the claim above -- as it is worded -- is perfectly true, and utterly, yawningly unexciting.
Where things get interesting is where Twatsy (or someone else with a similar lack of interest in truth) will suddenly switch to saying, "CC outed Dick's kids on the Intertoobz." Truly stupid people will not appreciate the difference in those two claims, at which point they will get shriekingly frothy about that bad, bad CC, not realizing that they've been suckered, bait-and-switch style.
Those are pretty much Twatsy's two approaches to discourse, both of them depressingly misleading and dishonest. And, as with other blogs in the Canadian Dumbass-o-Sphere, Twatsy is allowed to freely make such dishonest claims, while I am physically prevented from joining the discussion to correct the record. Such is the Dumbass-o-Sphere, where cowardice and dishonesty is a way of life. But there's one more point that deserves addressing.
When it is explained to the initial stupid frothers that I outed no one, and that all of Dick's kids' personal info was placed in the public domain by Dick himself, the argument suddenly morphes into, "Well, uh, OK, uh, but that's still tacky. Even if Dick did that, it's still beyond the pale to even link to it to reproduce it. That's just as bad!"
A reasonable argument to make -- that even if someone else posted damaging and dangerous personal information, that doesn't give you the right to keep repeating or reproducing it. Or, that would be a good argument, except that others in the Dumbass-o-Sphere have already weighed in on that argument. Like here:
The students, by definition of their actions, were terrorists. And as typical ‘progressives’, meaning stupid publicity hunting liberals, released a PRESS RELEASE INCLUDING THEIR NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS! Malkin just linked to their own press release.
That would be commenter "Ian" over at Wendy Sullivan's, making it clear that once information is in the public domain, hey, tough shit, you're fair game. And I don't see Wendy arguing the point, and it wouldn't do me any good to try to point it out over there since, as I've mentioned before, I've been banned from commenting at Wendy's because she really has no interest in facts, but I would have enjoyed pointing out the hypocrisy.
I apologize for babbling on this long but, seriously, it needed to be done, if only to very carefully demonstrate what's going on out there. Sometimes, the lies are howlingly blatant. Other times, they're more subtle and you have to be paying attention to catch them. But you can rest assured on one point -- if Patrick Ross is saying it, there's going to some dishonesty in it somewhere. You may have to work to find it, but it's always going to be there. I guarantee it.
And, on a more general note, it's really getting uninteresting documenting the increasing dishonesty related to recent events, but I think it's worth it, if only to make painfully clear the type of people we're dealing with here. Seriously, you can't help but notice the increasing desperation and smell of flop sweat as the right-wing Wurlitzer comes up to speed, pumping out bigger and bigger lies, while slamming the doors of discussion on anyone who might want to discuss, you know, those pesky facts. Really, take a look around Idiotville and start counting the number of blogs who are gleefully publishing the most howling misrepresentations, while banning anyone who tries to get a word in edgewise.
It's nothing short of a meltdown. Just sit back and enjoy it.
BY THE WAY, here's another bit of Twatsy-related entertainment to make your morning. Twatsy has been foaming about a libel suit against me given that I've accused him (and I have) of condoning the murder of abortion providers. I'll be totally up-front about this -- I've never believed that, and I only said it because it amused me and, additionally, I figured that if Twats can lie about me all the time, I could at least return the favour and yank his chain. But fun's fun, so let's correct this record.
I have, in fact, accused Patrick Ross, on a number of occasions, of promoting or condoning the murder of abortion providers. To the best of my knowledge, he believes no such thing. He is, of course, an infantile, petulant prat and pathological liar but, as far as I know, I've seen nothing to indicate that he believes abortion providers should be murdered, and I publicly, unabashedly and unreservedly retract any such suggestion or accusation. And this is where it gets entertaining.
Because, you see, that's the only grounds for a complaint against me that Twatsy had. That's it. Twatsy's been howling over that single accusation for quite some time now, threatening legal action, and with my unconditional retraction here for the world to see, I've just taken that card off the table.
I, on the other hand, still have handfuls of cards to play. You know, like the bogus accusation that Twatsy made as you can see above. And with my public retraction of that one claim, Twatsy is now totally unarmed, nads hanging out, where I or anyone else can take a whack at him.
And that, Twatsy, is what happens when you mess with the grown-ups. Enjoy twisting in the wind. It looks good on you.
AFTERSNARK: I've had more than one person encouraging me to launch a libel suit, pointing out how I have a wickedly strong case. And while that may be, I think it's more productive to simply let the screeching, foaming desperation and dishonesty run wild because, seriously, I can't imagine a more effective way of letting the entire Canadian Idiotsphere destroy its own credibility and implode and collapse under its own shrieking hatred.
I'll just go about my business, and people will send me e-mail pointing out the latest dishonest dumbassitude, and if I think it's worth my time, I'll correct the record here so people appreciate the dishonesty, then I'll get back to work. And the Idiotsphere will get increasingly frantic and desperate and deranged, until no one takes them seriously anymore. At which point, all those whackjobs will get internships at the Manning Centre.
OK, I just made up the last part. Maybe.