It’s called “quoting out of context”. Lord knows it’s hard enough to keep us with all the fora, threads and personalities. Taking one snippet and trying to put a particular spin out of the gun barrel is contemptible. It’s a cheap shot, whether it’s used by a journalist or common individual.
Krispy, Con#3, etc. etc. is a fixture around here. So is a toilet, but that doesn’t mean I want to hang around one. He’s verbally adept but sociopathic in orientation. Then again, I don’t enjoy attacks, obsfucation and brouhaha for their own sake.
There’s fighting clean for a reason, and then there’s picking brawls for ego.
I avoid Krispy because he bores me. Knee-jerk attention hounds become tedious. But when his actions involve a cheap attack on an honest poster, that crosses the line. (BTW, that applies to all posters, regardless of registration date. Sometimes it’s just harder to understand the trajectories.)
Wally isn’t perfect. Neither am I or any other poster here. We express opinions, talk, laugh, get pissed, get funny and are generally human. We’re opinionated, high-minded, low-humor folks in interaction.
Taking words out of context is dishonorable and cheap. Full stop. Have a problem? Email, or post a specific thread–and be ready to provide cites.
But this was a cheap shot. It was shabby, cowardly and conceived in weakness.
The absolute lastthing I want is a pissing match w/ Krispy (etc.) mainly because when he isn’t being intelligent and courteous, he can act like a real pain.
Don’t sweat it, Wally. Kolodney’s law: they can kill ya, but they can’t eat ya.