Ok after going round and round the past 24 hours both on Olbermannwatch and via email we’re both punched out. The air was cleared to a great extent but not too much was resolved. We understand each other but don’t necessarily agree with each other regarding yesterday’s events. It was mostly a bunch of mistakes and misunderstandings on both sides and some posturing on both sides as happens in blog spats.
However I did make an error yesterday. I demanded that Cox produce proof of his charge and he had already done so at the bottom of his post. I just plain missed it. So for that I apologize to Mr. Cox.
That said, I have to point out that the original charge Cox made was thus…
Now, if Spud will get down off his high horse for just a moment perhaps he will reconcile his policy with his numerous posts regarding unsubstantiated, unproven allegations made by Andrea Mackris with regard to Bill O’Reilly
I considered and still consider this to mean that I specifically wrote about Mackris and that’s what I challenged Cox over. Otherwise why use the words “his numerous posts”? What Cox posted however was a set of links to either articles I posted that mentioned Mackris or the suit or terminology that came out from the suit or comments by users who mentioned Mackris or the suit or terminology that came out from the suit. Clearly this was what Cox meant but it’s not what Cox wrote. If Cox had written that comments that had Mackris mentioned were posted or that I had posted articles which somewhere in the article mentioned Mackris I would have probably agreed with him as it certainly seemed plausible. But, like I said, he didn’t charge that.
It’s not that big a deal really. But it did prove an enlightening experience for me at least as I saw more to Mr. Cox than I had before. So I guess I can take that away as a positive aspect of this otherwise regrettable experience.
I’m still working on what the policy for comments will be. Some new information was brought to my attention tonight which forces me to re-appraise the current policy. As soon as I get it sorted out I’ll post something.