Hi there, I’ve read SBM and Respectful Insolence for a while, but I’ve never visited the AoA site. Today I did.
Wow, crazy doesn’t really capture the scope of it.
Glad to see you’re still standing, keep up the good work.
Mr. Crosby’s post was filled with very flawed logic. But even that isn’t sooo bad. He’s just following in JB Handley’s footsteps–slime people with stuff searchable on google.
The campaign to contact your department crossed the line in my opinion. Kim Stagliano, as I recall, made comments on a past blog post that came close.
What is astounding in this whole endeavor is the fact that they bought into Mr. Crosby’s illogic to the point that they thought your institution would take them seriously.
That post was so bad, and the blog itself so bad, that they probably scared whoever got the emails.
“Hello school administrator. I’d like to vent my anger at Dr. Gorski. Oh, yeah, here’s a link to the Age of Autism blog. I actually believe what Jake Crosby wrote about conflicts of interest. While you are at it, why don’t you read a few more articles. ”
With all due respect to the readers at AoA–the above email is not going to be accepted well (to put it mildly). Not because of prejudices or entrenched ideas. No, the Age of Autism is a fringe blog and it shows.
Let us not forget that the AoA cesspool is moderated. No one can just take a dump and leave it there.
After reading Boy Wonder’s article, you can take a fuller header into the pool and read the comments. These comments were passed through by the former and fake journalists that are JB’s lackeys. When they passed them through, they adopted them as theirs. In other words, Olmsted, Kirby and Dachel are actual participants in the personal assault on Dr. Gorski.