Several weeks ago I reviewed the documentary Tabloid. The movie tells the story of Joyce McKinney, a women who was alleged to have kidnapped and tied into bondage a Mormon missionary. Time passed. It was one of my more forgettable pieces destined to die a slow death on a hidden exit ramp of the information superhighway. Then I noticed I received some new comments all of which were apparently written by Joyce McKinney or someone representing her under the moniker truthteller accusing me of slander. You can read the review and her comment by clicking here.
She did not like the below picture.
I took the photo down at her request since she asked so nicely and also any references to her being mentally ill, but then I noticed I was left another comment by Truthteller under my bio. Below is the kind comment in its unedited entirety.
“David, you are the “expert” on NOTHING; you are just a self serving egotist. Hey since you also “imagine” in hyour fantiasies that that you are a “writer” maybe you and fellow Jew ERROL MORRIS can get together and make a bondage film where HItler has bondage sex with Jew girls just before he cremates them in his ovens! It will be about as tasteful as his perverted defamatory film entitled “Tabloid” and about as tasteless as your malicious remarks SLANDERING the victim of that film who is going to sue him for fity million dollars –and maybe YOU as well– for SLANDERING her as well as by making the HUGE MISTAKE of REPEATING Morris’ obvious slander. Then maybe you and he can make a sequel illustrating the Mormons’ bizarre baptisms of the dead in their Blood Oath Temple Ceremonies–since you are both so obviously in collusion with the cult to slander an innocent person.”
While it would be difficult to refute that I am a self-serving egotist, I am highly offended that truthteller thinks I would fantasize about being a writer. Would I really fantasize about sitting in front of a computer formulating sentences? If I am in fact a slanderer I probably have a more creative imagination than that. But I am flattered that she thinks powers that be would include me in a vast conspiracy.
This conspiracy is far flung. Loyal reader Confucious has alerted me that Truthteller has been all over the Blogosphere threatening to sue any one that discusses the film.