Glenn Greenwald’s old comments appear to be, well, gone. All of ‘em.
Weirdest thing, that.
Remember the post where he gave an (insinuated) defense to charges of sock-puppetry? Last time I checked, there were over 600 comments to that post.
Today, there are none.
Apparently, it happened during his installation of Haloscan for comments. He’d really like to restore all the old comments, but, you know, that apparently just isn’t going to work out. So unfortunate.
(h/t Freedom Fan.)
Oh: just one more thing, since we really should talk about Mr. Greenwald’s “substance.” In a post today, part of Mr. Greenwald’s “substance” is an approving reference and link to one “Mr. Montalban at Sadly, No.” Greenwald cites “Mr. Montalban” with approval — reverence, even — but uses the very formal designation “Mr.” to refer to the Sadly, No! blogger. Which allows him to forego using “Mr.” Montalban’s first name.
Which is probably a good idea. Since the first name of “Mr. Montalban,” you may recall, is . . . “Retardo.”
Ah, the substance!
UPDATE: Smiles, everyone! Smiles!
UDPATE x2: Greenwald defenders say: hey! all he did was change comment platforms.
I fall back on the old liberal saw: I question the timing.
UPDATE x3: In comments, Xrlq wonders what the big deal is. Well, it may not be. It’s just that Xrlq’s pal Tim Lambert and I were having a little debate over the meaning of some comments on Greenwald’s site, here, and Lambert was starting to convince me that these comments showed Greenwald’s guilt even further. (Lambert was actually trying to argue the opposite point, but he did it so unconvincingly that he ended up providing evidence for the point that he was trying to disprove.)
I was really interested in this further evidence of Greenwald’s guilt.
And then the comments disappeared.
It could be innocent, I suppose. If Greenwald has been wronged on the issue of disappearing comments, well . . . chalk it up to karma.
UPDATE x4: Oh: hi, Glenn!