Full Screencaps of the Rewritten Liberal Avenger Comment, Together with An Explanation of Why It’s Not Even Close to Funny
This is an update to my post this morning about the obscene doctoring of a conservative’s comment by someone with hosting privileges at the Malkin-hating “Liberal Avenger” blog. As you may recall, one of the hosts of that site altered a comment left by Patterico reader carlitos, so that it appeared to contain lurid descriptions of sex acts between carlitos and his sister. (More about her below.) Here is a sample quote from the comment, as rewritten by the person with hosting privileges at Liberal Avenger (content warning):
For example, when my sister and I were in Junior high school we used to experiment sexually – you know, the usual stuff that horny, young brothers and sisters do: rimming, finger-fucking, dry humping, etc. We practically spent the entire summer between 7th and 8th grade in bed – it was great.
I included a screenshot of the comment, as it had been deleted by the time I posted. Liberal Avenger this morning accused me of making up the screenshot:
Yeah, I’m not too concerned about carlitos suing me because of something Patterico made up.
L.A. was a scootch more careful on his own site, saying in a comment that, because I cropped it in Paint so that it wouldn’t blow everyone’s margins, “the content of that image belongs to Patterico – not me.”
If that makes any sense to you, you must be a rabid leftist.
In any event, I have full, uncropped screenshots in the extended entry of this post.
Incredibly, Liberal Avenger ends his comment with this:
I’m closing this thread to commenting. Patterico – shame on you!
Shame on me?
In one of Carlitos’s early e-mails to me, he shared a fact that reveals how hurtful the rewritten comment was:
My only sister died almost 9 years ago this April. I’d rather not discuss details, but she is no longer with us.
He has now authorized me to share that fact with you, and wrote about it in a comment to my earlier post.
Shame on me, Liberal Avenger??
In the extended entry I post links and screenshots of the rewritten comment, including one taken by carlitos, and two taken by me. I will post them in their entirety, so it may blow your margins, but that should be okay if they’re safely tucked away in the extended entry:
carlitos’s screencap is linked here. I went ahead and saved it to my own computer so I could post it here:
Here is a screencap that I personally took of the top of carlitos’s comment, to show it was his:
And here is the screencap that I personally took of the bottom portion of the comment, showing the obscene portion of the disgusting and hurtful rewriting of carlitos’s comment by one of the hosts at Liberal Avenger:
Liberal Avenger, an apology to carlitos is long overdue.
UPDATE: Tell Liberal Avenger what you think of this here — until he closes comments again, that is.
UPDATE x2: Dana notes that comment alterations at this site are not a new phenomenon. Which makes me wonder why Liberal Avenger would profess shock that it’s going on.
UPDATE x3: Now Liberal Avenger is backpedaling in the comments to the link given in UPDATE x1. He’s claiming that he was teasing me and not serious when he accused me of making up the screenshot. Whenever this guy gets caught saying anything indefensible, he pretends like it was a joke all along.
To paraphrase something he falsely said about me, this episode renders suspect everything he ever said, since what seemed seriously meant yesterday, will turn out tomorrow to have been a “joke.” Fine: all his accusations against Malkin throughout the years may now be safely treated as the joke that rational people already knew them to be.