Glenn Reynolds wrongly claimed that I’d said that 59 was similar to 88. I hadn’t, so he tried to wriggle out by pretending that he was just kidding), adding this:

In a related matter, rumors that Lambert once asked a date for “96” on the ground that it’s “similar to” 69 are probably false.

Randy Paul emailed Reynolds, suggesting that he “Grow up”. Reynolds shot back:

Jeez, get a sense of humor. Lambert and I go back over a decade,
and he’s been an insufferable prick for all that time. I usually
ignore him, and this time I decided to jab back a bit.

And Reynolds sure does like to jab at me. For example, he linked to this rant from joshd and wrote that he was cheering him on:


Tim, you’re a bald-faced liar … do you really need to be such a monumental fraud and liar to puff up this Lancet study?

And here he links to a post attacking me. There wasn’t anything in the post of interest to Reynolds, except for the fact that it accused me of wrongdoing.

Why does Reynolds throw all these jabs at me? Well Reynolds’ original response to my criticism of John Lott was this

I agree that Mr. Lambert’s “payback for Bellesiles” angle is pretty obvious.

Now his guess at my motives was wrong (why would I even care about Bellesiles?), but it does tell us how Reynolds thinks — his “payback for Lott” angle is pretty obvious.

Comments

  1. #1 Thom
    February 9, 2007

    Please….Let’s leave Reynolds alone. He’s just a little bit pissy that right-wing stalwart, John Lott, was exposed as a fraud. The man should be allowed to lick the wounds of his damaged ideology and sulk in peace.

  2. #2 "Glenn Reynolds"
    February 10, 2007

    I’m in ur future, snorting ur nanobots!

  3. #3 mark
    February 10, 2007

    Is this the Glen Reynolds who wrote “An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths”? A commercially-packaged version of the ideology of the American Dream (TM) lip-synced to George Bailey and Howard Beale. There’s a hundred and fifty years of social theory and political philosophy which Professor Reynold’s might want to, you know, read.

  4. #4 Kevin Donoghue
    February 12, 2007

    Bruce R (http://www.snappingturtle.net/flit) notices Reynolds linking to a tirade about Tim’s sinister influence over Google:

    http://doubletap.cs.umd.edu/WikipediaStudy/

    I should declare interest here: the same tirade links via Wikipedia and Fumento to Joe Cambria’s claim that I’m one of Tim Lambert’s sock-puppets. Now AFAICT this is untrue. I seem to have an Irish IP address. But as I wander through Bishop Berkeley’s alma mater of a morning, I can’t help wondering if I am really a brain in a vat in some laboratory at the University of New South Wales, with my neurons cunningly wired up by Lambert’s fiendish team in such a way as to make me think I’m living a life of my own.

    The least the bastards could do is arrange a bit of sex now and then.

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