Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I Guess I am off Chris Story's Christmas Card List

Christopher Story, the guy who is promoting this whole Wanta thing from his website, is a bit upset at me and suggests legal action:

'USEFUL IDIOTS' ROGUES' GALLERY: We have been overwhelmed with upportive, and many kind and complimentary, emails from all over the United States ('The Main Enemy') and from other parts of the world. A number of unpleasant 'Useful Idiots' have, however, seen fit to send us emails containing (in one case) filthy language, and a number of operatives and disinformation fools whose noses are out of joint have been posting lies and even libellous observations. One such individual, calling himself James B, from Bellevue, WA, is disseminating libellous statements which, given that they are distributed in the United Kingdom, may be subject to legal redress for libel in the English Courts, where the law of libel is much more stringent than in the United States. The circuitous argument this 'Useful Idiot' uses is the familiar, facile one that 'because it's not in the mainstream media, it is likely to be a hoax'. The mainstream media are under massive pressure both to cover up this ongoing crisis and, at the same time to 'break ranks' and join us in exposing it.

The 'mainstream' has been caught short by the Internet and is losing support both in the United States and Britain, as a consequence. We have certain information that substantial 'funny money' payments have been made to certain news outlets, and when 'further and better particulars' about such payments become available, the information will be published on this site.

Finally, we will, at the appropriate time, expose all those who have chosen to send us rude, crude, libellous and otherwise lazy and reprobate emails, so that they come belatedly to realise where the truth lies and that it is they who are dupes. When one is tested like this, one discovers who one's true friends are: and the experience, to put it mildly, has been enlightening. Happy New Year!

First of all, my argument is based on much more than the fact that this has not been reported in the mainstream media. Secondly, this is not even a "circuitous argument. It is pretty straightforward, this story is backed by no credible evidence and makes no sense. You can't get much simpler than that.

As far as libel, I am not an expert on English law, but I do know it is a requirement that libel be based on knowingly spreading false statements. Unfortunately for Mr. Story he cannot point to a single false statement that I have made. In fact he has failed to address any substantive arguments I have made. It is no surprise that he mentions me on his site, but neglects to link to me. I suspect he is concerned about people reading the argument. I have in good faith, and with great depth analyzed this story, and found his story to be extremely suspect. Even in the unlikely outcome that he turns out to be right, I did not knowingly lie about him, or anyone else.

Sorry, you are going to have to find someone else to intimidate.