It doesn’t end.
I awoke to the following from this blog’s Best Buddy Bill Schmalfeldt:
Now Mike, due props and all that. But who put you in charge of interrogating me? If you have questions, you can follow me on Twitter, DM me, and ask me politely without this conspiratorial attitude. I have nothing to hide and will gladly answer any question you have, except for ones I am bound by journalistic ethics not to answer. But this blog of yours for the purpose of interrogation? Meh. We’re done.
Bill Schmalfeldt in an approved comment on this blog
In the same way no one approved you of investigating any story you’ve ever written in the blogosphere, I own this bandwidth. This is my tiny, insignificant corner of the web. I decide what is newsworthy and important. You have absolutely zero control over what I type into the piece of crap WordPress.com editor. I’ve worked in journalism, and you are not my Executive Producer, not my Show Producer and damn well not my News Director. With all due respect to your condition, fuck you. You don’t get to walk into my space and call me out. You want to “meh” me, fine. But I get to ask the questions here. Answer them or not, but they will stand.
So in fairness… Shall I continue, or is this a request, demand or otherwise threat for me to stop with your overly long, unrelated response to my questions? Or will I see you respond on your own blog? Or does mostly competent and always polite (except for FUCK YOU) questions and simple rules confuse you too much to respond? I’ve NEVER abused Twitter’s terms of service to demand an answer to any question I’ve asked of you. I’ve never harassed or bugged you in any way. You responded to me here. So either go through with your threat of leaving my bandwidth, or pony up and play ball. I don’t care.
But in the end, this blog’s Best Buddy Bill Schmalfeldt. I decide what to post here. You don’t. You may participate or not. It is your decision. And the next time you call me out, either expect the same level of ridicule… or me ignoring you. Because you seriously need to learn, this is MY bandwidth. The End.