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'Rivka Edelman' responds to me via one of the most bizarre comments I've ever read

by Jeremy Hooper

"Rivka Edelman," who first wrote an article that had to be corrected and for which I had to be granted a personal apology due to the lies within, and who has since spent about two weeks now posting lies about me and attempting to force me to take responsibility for words I never wrote and actions I never performed (e.g. writing her family and employer), is now demanding that I scrub the web clean of anything that mentions her name. Oh, and apparently I have to find out the name of anyone who any of my commenters have contacted and apologize to those people for anything these commenters might have said. Because apparently that's the way the web now works: site owners have to find out how, exactly, every single reader processed and dealt with his or her work and then answer for it. Or something.

Here's her comment, in full:

IMHO October 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm
You want to weigh in? I will ask her to open the comments. I can’t even imagine what you think you are going to say after what you have done to me and to my family. Whatever, I am sure it will be all about you and trying to distance yourself from the campaign of hate and harassment that was launched at your blog. But let’s get down and dirty. You want to weigh in on the over 40 emails to have me fired—each filled with disgusting speech to inflame and incite and mischaracterize me. Or the ones sent to me? Maybe weigh in on the threats—too many to count. The lies some so stupid that they seemed like jokes. Maybe just weigh in on the more general abusive campaign of hate and bullying—how much do you want to weigh in? A pound? Two? Before you do. Let me be very clear. I am disgusted and very angry. And do expect to be restored. Crazy I know because you imagine you had every right to do what was done. And here she comes stealing the victim thunder after weeks of a bullying spree—the heady days of “activism”. So when I say expect I know you will deny everything. And I will continue to what I expect

I expect to be fully restored to my situation prior to the campaign to silence, shame, harass and terrorize me and my family that took place on your blog. And I do not care how it happens—that falls under not my problem. I want the web scrubbed clean—I don’t care if you and the commenter have to hire a mime troupe with teeny-weeny brushes—it all needs to be gone. Everything related to the campaign to terrorize and bully me is gone. And I mean fast. Do not pull the don’t know Rose—too bad go and meet him.

I expect letters sent to everyone that Rose wrote to have me fired. I want him denounced in each and every letter and I want everything he said about countered. I want to approve the text. I want the letters to say that X is deeply sorry for all the terrible egregious misinformation that Scott Rose sent. And then explained he is a vindictive jackass and has no platform or right to weigh in.

I don’t give a rats tail that you pull that “shocking” pearl clutching righteous indigantion—god good get some new moves people—I am so bored my eyes are rolling back in my head. Let’s try honesty. I go first: I will not be quiet. You can’t silence me. And I will keep demanding to be restored. Which means I am really talking about the damage which means I will get the court to hear what I have been put through because of the brief. I know it may be SOP I will expose the tactics that most people will not find too savory. And I will not shut up until every bit of damage is addressed. Which includes my daughter privacy being violated. And mine as well.

You were banking on the fact that you could shame me and my fear of shame would keep me quiet. Don’t count on it. Good grief your blog is so full of misinformation that I really could not care what you said about me but you took it past words. Digging into my personal life and past—disgusting, no surprise. Contacting my ex husband and other family to get them to lie—posting harassing and abusive things all over to terrorize me. Oh man you think this is okay? I expect to be restored and I still do not agree. I still will not withdraw my amicus. And that was this was about getting me to pull the brief Smarten up. What other than the pleasure of harming my family and me have you gained? Do you imagine that you were on the right side of this? Do you think people who hear that someone who grew up in LG and now does not agree was savaged and driven out of her job thinks that’s okay? How do you think that looks good to the average person? I mean do your parents think that would be okay behavior? What next pitch forks and clubs? You think you can take us down one by one. Do the math, there are more of us than there of you. So typical you think you invented it. You think there was nothing before you walked in the door. Get over yourself and own the abuse and damage you caused and get it repaired.Ryan Anderson owned my mistake and you got your apology and change. Now you own Scott Roses–but you won't because of mysogny–the topic that started this. See, ruffeled male feathers are so much more important than a womans trashed life and family. I said it was a dangerous mens rights movement and I was proved right. I still expect to be restored and call me a bigot and hate till the cows come home–sound like teacher in Charlie Brown. I happen to think you owe me–call my ex husband to get him to lie–wtf. Just hire some dude to say he was married to me it is less offensive and more respectful–I want a full apology describing what was done. And get the lies off your blog.
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With comments like this, "Ms. Edelman," I would never think of silencing you. Be well. Seriously.


*I will remind you that "Ms. Edelman" has written multiple public commentaries, filed at least one amicus brief against marriage equality (which is how some activists found her real name), and has posted some downright vicious comments that mostly attack transgender people. She seems to want to dish but not take.

I will also remind Ms. Edelman that the only reason she is on my radar is because she wrote her Public Discourse article defaming me with untruths. She is not some longtime debate opponent of mine with whom I have politically sparred for some time. In fact, I did not know the first thing about her before she chose to go after me with lies. That is one thing that actually really annoys me about this: that she thinks she can just come into this debate all of a sudden and demand to know who I am. She doesn't know me or my work (clearly). She also doesn't seem to understand how the internet works.

Bottom line: I do not care if she pulls her amicus brief (it's ineffective) and I don't care if she stays in the game (she's unwittingly helpful, it would appear). But she can't just attach words and deeds to me that are not my own. That is libelous. It is not okay.

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