cease and desist letter for serial harassment and unhinged rantings, state of receipt (update 8)
Still nothing. I blame Bush.
Interestingly, daleyrocks, commenting over at RSM’s place, is beginning to circle back to the original accusations made by DDA Frey, namely, that I’d serially harassed someone and was the recipient, for said harassment, of a cease and desist letter.
You keep forgetting that other possibility, that Jeff is lying his ass off. Let’s keep that on the list to keep it honest.
Evidence that somebody has stolen Jeff’s ID? None, not even a second hand conversation. Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me.
When a guy claims he doesn’t delete comments and then is forced to admit he did delete damaging comments in this thread, what am I to think? Remember Jeff deleting those comments he wrote about Patterico accepting crazy GOP or special interest money for his blogging? I do. This is a feature with Jeff, not a bug.
That he claims Patterico was looking for a public pat on the back for teaching his daughter a lesson about politics, without presenting any evidence of such claims destroys Jeff’s claims that such arguments are about language. He claimed Patterico was dishonest and unprincipled in that post without evidence. He claimed Patterico was an anti-semite without evidence. He claimed Patterico was accepting crazy party money without evidence. He memory holed two out of the three of those allegations and partially backed off the third. Explanations of irony, parody, and satire often follow, because people just don’t understand language or something. BS, it’s not about language when Jeff does this stuff because he’s not following his own rules. As I’ve pointed out innumerable times, he’s making it up as he goes. You folks are just willing to be gulled.
People can disagree, Jeff just has a quick trigger to the personal and has a tendency to try to justify it after the fact, or memory hole it.
daleyrocks is also reiterating Frey’s claim that, because the harassment stopped, the victim has no incentive to come forward or to re-send any cease and desist letter.
Of course, I called for the release of the letter and any emails before Frey floated that particular explanation, having no way of knowing my supposed victim would take such a stance. And, because I am pressing the issue in an effort to clear my name, I submit that the victim, the victim’s lawyer, and Frey all have every incentive to prove my denial bogus, if they truly believe me responsible. If not, they should publicly retract and apologize.
But they haven’t done any of that. They’ve released nothing. If Frey is to be believed, someone sent harassing emails using my name. But rather than help us all find out who that is (all Frey need do is provide the name of the lawyer, a name I’d already know had I actually received a cease and desist letter, and someone presumably paid by a client to act as intermediary with me), Frey is content to remain silent and guard any and all information. Because he’d rather see a potential identity thief get away unscathed — with harm already done to both me and the supposed victim — than to have to admit he made false and hasty public accusations without having first seen any proof. That is, given the opportunity to choose between revealing the truth and saving face, Frey chose the latter.
But back to daleyrocks. Someone might want to explain to the poor dear that the reason I have “no evidence” that someone stole my identity is that Frey won’t let me know who the supposed victim is, who the victim’s lawyer is, where the cease and desist letter was supposedly sent, what the email headers from the alleged emails tell us, and so. Hell, I’ve even contacted the LA County DA’s office to see if I can get that information.
As for the rest, Frey kept going to “moneygrubbing” in his descriptions of me, including for a second time just a few days before I wrote my first of two posts on his (potential) antisemitism (for the record, we concluded, with the utmost conviction and certainty, that we can’t know either way if Frey is antisemitic).
And my “evidence” for Frey being disingenuous in his praise of Obama is that he’d written of Obama as “scum” prior to telling us all he is a fundamentally good man and a patriot. I don’t equate “good man” and “scum” — nor do I equate Ayers and Wright with patriotism. Perhaps Frey accepts playing groupie to unrepentant terrorists and anti-capitalist antisemites as marks of a fundamentally good man who wants what’s best for this country. I don’t, and I didn’t believe at the time he did, either. Now? Well, we don’t know one way or the other, frankly.
What I do know is that the way Frey think language works is dangerous, for reasons I’ve shown repeatedly by way of both explanation and performative (and far in advance of my first run-in with Frey). And I know for certain that daleyrocks has never ever ever shown that I’m “making it up as I go”; that’s simply an arrow he doesn’t hold in his intellectual quiver.
Far more likely — and predictable — is that daleyrocks doesn’t understand how language and interpretation must necessarily work, despite my best efforts to explain it.
Yet, those who do get it? Duped.