Add in some scrotum from Waiting and some Christopher Guest-ness from Waiting for Guffman and you’ve got a multiverse hit.
It’s like they all think the piece would have been just as good if every reference to Sollenberger as Sollenberger was “the actor who plays PFT Commenter” or some other such tortured phrasing. It would have been nonsense.
I can’t wait
Sollenberger’s distance (or possible lack thereof) from the PFT character and the way Barstool uses that character to seek a veneer of respectability is literally the entire thrust of the piece. The fact that he has a real name and that it is not secret is a necessary element of that discussion. It’s far more…
That is a request for other publications to throw rocks at the glass house. That is how it should work.
If Laura asked for privacy on what, her name? That would be stupid. And if she asked for privacy on a issue that readers were interested in, of course Barstool would still publish it. And we would decide if that publication was appropriate based on context. In this case, PFTC is making a ridiculous request. The piece…
Popehat only coined the term a few years ago, so it’s not that surprising you hadn’t heard of it. It has become particularly useful as being a semi-ironic goatfucker has become more profitable.
I’m sure some of them are doing a bit, but this is a very clear Rule of Goats situation.
Yes, exactly. It’s an extremely outdated concept from the early internet, and it assumes that we are incapable of making moral judgments about an amoral action given the context.
1. Publishing a celebrity’s name is not doxxing
It think my favorite line is “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”
As it says in the article, it all depends on how North Korea defines denuclearization and that isn’t a departure from the stance it has held since the Bush administration. Every single North Korea expert has pointed this out repeatedly. It’s not an offer to give up all its nukes. It is at most an offer to dismantle…
Kim never offered to give up nukes for the US leaving the peninsula. Both Korean leaders pledges to “denuclearize” at the inter-Korean summit, without defining the term, setting deadlines, or providing for confirmation. It meant exactly as much as the pledge to end the Korean War: nothing beyond publicity.
This was always going to happen. Trump had been speaking as if North Korea was open to the possibility of denuclearization, which they never agreed to and were never going to agree to. It’s the reason he’s been complaining about Kim reverting to an old position for weeks: he wants to create the impression that North…
“Identity politics are bad but if members of an identity group support someone outside of the group for political reasons it is also bad and confusing. Now, please excuse me. Someone got peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth and I can’t figure out how to get it off.”
I don’t know how every single meeting of NFL owners doesn’t devolve into the “Are we the baddies” sketch within 10 minutes.
I don’t even think it matters that he’s giving interviews as Sollenberger. I mean, I agree that WaPo giving him anonymity is a meaningful discussion and that those interviews make normal doxxing issues moot. But at a certain level of fame, it’s absurd to suggest that it is improper to print basic biographical details…
Certain parts of the internet have weird absolutist views about “doxxing” that don’t stand up to even mild scrutiny. I chalk it up to reddit’s early influence on the issue. Even if Sollenberger’s name wasn’t already out there, the identity of a popular media personality would be news. It doesn’t magically become…
“we should start a band”
Who hasn’t been reinvigorated by the chance to spend a few days in Cleveland?