To all our shared audience,
In the future, all complaints about either Jonathan Turley or the goings on at his site should be addressed directly to him at email@example.com.
Yes, I am sympathetic to your plight.
Yes, I understand the rank favoritism and bias shown in how he runs his site.
Yes, I have followed up both privately and publicly about those matters.
No, I don’t approve.
No, such inequity in the face of brazen trollery will not be tolerated here. Our rules are formulated to preserve not only your right to free speech but your right to self-defense as well as the utility of the commons.
But most of all . . . RIL is no longer my problem. While I am honored that a great many of our shared audience feel comfortable enough to contact me personally about what is going on over there and their dissatisfaction with it, I resigned my position there in January and for many of the same concerns you’ve expressed to me. If you seek advice on general tactics for dealing with trolls, I’ll be glad to help, but all complaints about that blog need to be made directly to that blog’s owner. His responsiveness or lack thereof to your concerns is his alone.
Gene Howington, Editor-in-Chief, Flowers for Socrates