… though “Karl” wants to keep it going.
In two posts (here and here; I never imagined little ol’ yours truly, especially having earned the designation “Idiot of the Day,” could get him so hot and bothered — down boy), Karl lays out some nice points and recounts history as he sees it — though it’s more than a little ironic that Dylan Ratigan, whom Karl has grown to know and somehow love, was clearly as duped as much as if not moreso than anyone on October 14, 2008 (he bought Charles Gasparino’s “gun to the head” rendition which Karl believes is the stuff of sheer fantasy hook, line, and sinker). To a larger extent than he would care to admit, I agree with him, including about the current sense of urgency to right our sinking ship. In a civil situation, a meaningful dialog might commence …
… but at this point, I could care less.
You see, Karl bitterly clings to calling me a liar and purveyor of “utter falsehood,” and even though I have proven that nothing I produced contained a lie, he won’t retract. He also called a website to which I provide a roughly weekly column a collection of liars.
When people do that, I demand an apology and a retraction — in this case to me and to Pajamas Media. When I don’t get one, my fundamental sense of decency and honor dictates that I ignore that person — unless and until the apology and retraction arrive, because nothing else matters unless and until the apology and retraction arrive. That’s how I roll. I see no alternative.
Karl, the words still are: “I was wrong. I am sorry. I will appropriately retract.” Until those words arrive … see ya.
- October 14 (BizzyBlog mirror; BizzyBlog tease) — “October 14, 2008: The Day the Economy as We Knew It Died”
- October 14, at Market-Ticker — “Bald LIES From The Right (This Is IMPORTANT)”
- October 17 (BizzyBlog mirror) — “Dour Denninger Dumps on Yours Truly — and Pajamas Media”
- October 18, at Market-Ticker — “Pajamas Media: Entitled To Its Opinion, Not Its Own Facts”