The Writing Propaganda Machine
The fact of the matter is they're also irrelevant. I'm out of it and on to the real business of journalism and science. It's just a negative drain for people who don't deserve any effort expended on their behalf. For those who insulted me, "Screw you and the goats you rode in on." This Bud's for me. Cheers.
Update: Whenever I leave a site after a long heated battle with vanity shills, trolls, regulars intent on personal insults over my views on publishing, it's standard proceddure to check to see what folks are saying. This thread at Lee Goldberg's takes the cake. I respect Lee but Christ even his friends are insulting trolls. It's like grade school all over again. No thanks.