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askjohnlott.org, enough already

Jeff Johnson of CNSNews.com has a fourth story about the Lott parody site askjohnlott.org. Johnson discusses the evidence that Jonah Peretti is involved with the site and quotes Lott: “I don’t see how one can get around that [Peretti] either is running it, or he knows in detail exactly what’s happening with the website” ……

Chronicle on askjohnlott.org

Scott Carlson at The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story (subscription required) about askjohnlott. He quotes Lott: “Someone called me up a couple of weeks ago, very angry, claiming that they got an e-mail from me, telling them that I was advising them to do illegal things,” like buy guns illegally, he says. “I…

The registration details for askjohnlott.org have changed: Registrant Name:Mary Rosh Registrant Organization:Center For Truth Registrant Street1:45 Main Street, 12th Floor Registrant City:Brooklyn Registrant State/Province:New York Registrant Postal Code:11201 Registrant Country:US Registrant Phone:+1.7182223892 Registrant FAX:+1.7182225621 Registrant Email:maryrosh@mail.com Compare with those for contagiousmedia.org: Peretti, Jonah 45 Main Street 12th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 US

Who is behind askjohnlott.org?

After askjohnlott linked here some people decided that obviously I must be behind the site and emailed me to let me know what they thought of me. Nope. Not me. Using false identities is not my style. It was also suggested to me that Lott might have set up askjohnlott.org as a ploy to gain…

Iain Murray has a post where he insists that askjohnlott.org is not a parody, but an attempt by persons to pass off the site as being by John Lott himself without revealing their own identities or motivations. The only argument that he offers to support his claim that it was not a parody is this:…

Was askjohnlott really cracked?

Jeff Johnson has an story on the defacement of askjohnlott.org (now restored, by the way), but apparently both Lott and Larry Pratt suspect that the defacement was staged: “I think we have to assume that the owner of the fraudulent site that hijacked John Lott’s name is running scared,” Pratt speculated. “And certainly, until we…

Lott not satisfied by disclaimer

Lott has a posting on his blog where he insists few will think that the site was set up with the intention of making others think that it was a parody. I don’t agree, but you can judge for yourself. Jeff Johnson has another overblown story about askjohnlott.org. From the story: “That’s like stealing money…

askjohnlott.org site defaced

askjohnlott.org now just contains the following text: AskJohnLott.org was recently hacked by someone who values the Second Amendment but not the First. Although we at AskJohnLott.org can understand why pro-gun extremists would be afraid of free speech, we believe that the entire Bill of Rights should be upheld. Ask John Lott will be restored soon.…

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The Fifty Minute Hour has the best line so far on the whole “identity theft” flap: John Lott is luckier than most victims of identity theft. After all, if one identity is stolen, he has another to fall back on. If you didn’t get to see askjohnlott.org before it got defaced, Lott has saved a…

askjohnlott.org adds disclaimer

There is now a disclaimer at the bottom of every page at askjohnlott.org: This site is not run by John Lott, he has no affiliation with it. It is run by Mary Rosh. John Lott used Mary Rosh to support his books in internet forums, and put false claims in her mouth. Now Mary Rosh…