I have been chastised by Bill Schmalfeldt, because the only thing that matters in the world is what is going on with Bill Schmalfeldt. I guess he bothered to read the Questions to Bill Schmalfeldt again, and here’s what he had to say:
Only thing is, he tried to answer them once. And he was thoroughly discredited for trying to lie his way out of them. Now he tries to ignore them, hoping they will go away, but they won’t. They will keep getting reposted and added too. A constant reminder to Bill that he doesn’t answer question, he just demands answers to his own. A constant reminder to new comers that Bill has a shady past that he refuses to answer questions about, but heaven forbid he asks you a question, you damn well better answer it… or the consequences may be DOOM!
He never has figured out that he’s not in control of other people’s actions. And if they don’t behave in the way he wants them to behave, he punishes them through any means he can. It’s like his current countersuit that includes Paul Krendler. He is constantly going on and on about how he doesn’t want Paul involved, but Paul won’t give him what he wants, even though he has absolutely no right to ask it, and therefore he has to keep going with the suit. Even though he doesn’t. Even though what he wants can be obtained from Hoge during discovery. It’s all a big fat lie to cover up his own inadequacies.
As for my requested retraction, I’m not sure this is what the Society of Professional Journalists meant in their code of Ethics when they said…
Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
– Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, Section Accountability
But this is probably the closest I’ll get, and it’s more than Hoge got for being called a liar, when it was Bill that was quickly shown to be the one lying.
Unfortunately, Bill just seems to compound mistake upon mistake. With the exception of a couple of comment replies, I’ve never once spoken to WJJ Hoge in my life. I haven’t emailed him. I haven’t sent him a postcard. Bill has spent far more time with Hoge and knows him far better than I do. So Hoge isn’t even an acquaintance to me, much less a friend. Oh, and maybe if you hadn’t used his intellectual property without permission, you wouldn’t be getting sued. Just a thought.
As for the rest, that’s not really correcting your mistakes is it? Or is this you tacitly admitting you no longer believe yourself to be a journalist and will no longer be following the code of ethics of your most valued Society of Professional Journalists. I can’t help but notice, Bill, that ever since I first brought up the code of ethics, your claim of being a journalist and a member of the society has all but disappeared. Why is that? Afraid I’ll throw the code of ethics in your face anytime you do? Because you’re right. I will.
And do you want to know why I’ll do that Bill? That’s because the code of ethics TELLS me to. That’s right, it is the job of ethical journalists to point out the unethical behavior of fellow journalists. So the fact that your little cabal of buddies enables you to be unethical doesn’t make you ethical. It means you hang out with unethical people. Just to be sure you understand what I’m saying, here is the entire Accountability section of the Code of Ethics.
Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.
— Clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.
— Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
— Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
— Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.
— Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.
-Code of Ethics, Society of Professional Journalists, Accountability Section
As for the “now shoo” statement, is that the magic phrase? Had Lee Stranahan nearly said “Now shoo” would you have gone away? Had all of your other victims just known that “now shoo” was the catch all way to get rid of an harassing journalist, I’m sure they would have gladly said “now shoo.”
However, Bill, you and I both know that isn’t how journalist work. Some of us, you know the ethical ones, ask questions and report on both the answers and non answers that we get. But we don’t give up because someone says “Now shoo.” Others, the less ethical ones, act like harassing assholes. You’ve picked you camp, I’ve picked mine. And I’ll be reporting on you more in the future.