I read Harlan Ellison
. I read the forum, Unca Harlan's Art Deco Dining Pavilion
, where he actually posts and one of the few parts of the Internet he likes to visit. I've quoted him many times. I've also, usually, avoided one particular poster's posts, on account of how I often find those posts to be MADDENING. They're by a man named Frank Church, who I only know from his posts there. He and Harlan have had good dealings, and Harlan has defended him in the past when others have gotten mad at him. Then this happened.
One of the issues being discussed on the forum right now is the current level of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Harlan had seen the recent 60 Minutes
report on the fighting and admitted he was now far more conflicted about it than he'd been before.
Frank Church then posted:( Collapse )
And Harlan. Laid. The Smackdown. On him:( Collapse )2/03/09 7 a.m. edit:
Frank put up a rebuttal:( Collapse )
I felt it was worth adding some more of the back-and-forth regarding Church's comments:( Collapse )