There have been a few people who have used
puppets on this blog. Note that a sock puppet differs from a
pseudonym in that sock puppets are used to deceitfully make it appear
that there is more support for you postion than there…
Via Patterico I find that Howard Kurtz has reported on Hiltzik's use of a sock puppet:
The Los Angeles Times suspended the blog of one of its top columnists last night, saying he violated the paper's policy by posting derogatory comments under an assumed name.
It's good to see the paper taking…
Last year blogger Xrlq
rel="nofollow">dismissed my criticism of
Lott as "paranoid rantings" and
"gratuitous attacks on Lott personally", calling me "Dim", "Timwit",
"Timbecile", "a jerk" and "Dim Lambert".
This year I noted…
This is an annotated list of John Lott's on line reviews at Amazon
and at Barnes and Noble.
Most of his reviews were posted anonymously or under a false name, and he used this anonymity to post many five-star reviews of his own books and to pan rival books.
When you post a review at…