Baseball Crank
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July 19, 2006
BLOG: Patterico Feeds The Trolls

I would advise Glenn Greenwald not to tangle with Patterico. (More here). The last guy who did that ended up losing his job.

UPDATE: I might have advised Greenwald to not repeat the exact same mistake Hiltzik made. I'd predict that Greenwald would lose his job and end up fleeing the country, but as he apparently has no job and left America for Brazil a couple of years ago, I guess the worst that can happen is to lose still more credibility on the internet . . .

SECOND UPDATE: Greenwald claims that the "sock puppets" must be someone else who lives with him. Also, he notes that he only lives in Brazil half the time. Though he remains, if you've read any sampling of his blog posts, remarkably cavalier about American national security. Anyway, the main problem with Greenwald is his persistent hysteria about the Bush Administration and the ways in which that leads him to extremely attenuated factual and legal conclusions and bad policy arguments. But it's amusing, after his bitter attacks on other bloggers, to see him get called on this.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:17 AM | Blog 2006-13 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Heh. Check Patterico today Crank.

Get the popcorn because Greenwald is in for a long weekend.

Posted by: Dwilkers at July 20, 2006 8:45 AM

Five different names using his account?
It's his freaking boyfriend typing in what he tells him, obviously. Nothing illegal or anything like that, but they guy's cred has just taken a rather large hit and his initial Clintonesque response (note the wording) didn't help.

I generally hate to see bad things happen to people but I must admit that I'm enjoying this - even as he tries the falllback approach of claiming victimhood (why do they always do that? Is it in their DNA?).

He's soooooooo busted.

Posted by: RW at July 20, 2006 11:48 AM
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