Saturday, October 16, 2010

John Guardiano's Credibility Is On the Line. Does He Care? (UPDATED)

On October 13, I pointed out that John Guardiano's increasingly-hyperbolic worship of David Frum has always been fatally undermined by Guardiano's refusal to even discuss the primary reasons conservatives oppose Frum (which are far more severe than merely disagreeing with him on a few issues, as Guardiano dishonestly alleges), and challenged him to finally confront the elephant in the room if he valued his credibility.

No response. Our Frumdamentalist friend did, however, pen another another pro-Frum whine fest that day, which also ignored the challenge. So I decided to drop a note in the comments that there was something he might do well to take a look at.

No response. But being directly and repeatedly confronted with his idol's sleaziness and his own going AWOL on the issue didn't stop him yesterday from droning on yet again on Twitter about NRB's "vendetta" against David Frum, and, of course, David Swindle's "viciousness and vitriol" - still insistent on maintaining the fantasy narrative of FrumForum as a respectable site on the receiving end, rather than dishing out, lies and hatred.

You know what, John? I agree with you that "readers would benefit from greater detail and quotes" from our coverage of how FrumForum has conclusively disgraced itself. So why don't you believe in addressing those details or quotes? Granted, maybe you're still debating how to respond. Maybe you've even got a response in the works. But I kind of doubt it, since your misdirection has been going on for months. At what point are we to conclude that you're willfully ignoring evidence that you can't answer and know makes you look bad, and that, deep down, you know you're a shameless apologist for the very sort of character assassin you claim to oppose?

UPDATE: Guardiano has a note in his comments saying that a response is forthcoming, but inasmuch as the notice itself contains blatant dishonesty, I'm not expecting much...

3 comments:

  1. As you know I've been down this road with Guardino before. Confront him with a fact or question that destroys his argument and he'll just ignore it and move on to his next "contrarian," attention-whoring provocation.

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  2. Sorry for being off topic, but just wanted to make sure you saw this:

    http://www.yaliberty.org/posts/the-top-8-reasons-horowitz-groupies-need-to-get-a-freaking-clue

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  3. Thanks. I did see it, and responded this weekend:

    http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/10/24/a-ron-paul-apologist-demonstrates-an-important-truth-of-conservatism-just-not-the-one-he-meant-to/

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