A Quiet Ending

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I have received an email from Warren Kinsella that has a much more conciliatory tone, and for which I appreciate.

He has asked me to post a note to the effect that I did not mean to imply, or insinuate, that our father and mother were “retards,” and in with that, any legal action will be abandoned, sine die. These are terms I can certainly accept, and will gladly carry through with.

So, here is my response: I never ever meant to imply or insinuate that Warren Kinsella’s parents were retards.

I had thought that was obvious in the original post in its full context, but apparently it was not.

Now, as far as I am concerned, this whole kerfuffle is over with, for which I am quite pleased.

9 thoughts on “A Quiet Ending”

  1. Ian, you may want to consider appending that note to the original post as well. It is quite possible that someone finding it through a search engine would not necessarily find their way to this entry.

    Just a suggestion, do as you will. 🙂

  2. What the &#$* am I going to write about tomorrow now?

    Seriously though – I’m glad your troubles are over with.

    Back Off Government!

    1. Thanks, Don! You did an awesome job by the way, of covering the entire thing. You sure updated very fast as well! Good job. As to what you’ll write about now.. hmm.. I’m sure we can create some controversy for you 🙂 And feel free to stick that Back Off Government banner on your site! 🙂

  3. Posting the clarification is a good end to an unnecessary business.

    You stood your ground, fought your corner and were not for a second bullied.

    I hope there will not be a next time, but if there is your behavior (and Sean’s) set the gold standard for how gentlemen (of both sexes) behave when threatened.

    Well done.

  4. Glad to see that WK backed off and that things are calming down. For what it’s worth, Ian, I thought it was pretty obvious from your initial post that you DIDN’T, in fact, mean what WK was concerned about. Anyway, I’m sure you’re relieved, as are your bloggy friends.

  5. I’m relieved to know that there’s been some measure of sanity restored to our discussions and debate. The lesson is one of prudence and awareness that what we sometimes scribble in all innocence will now, as a general rule, be held to the same standard as any columnist or reporter from mainstream media.

  6. Glad to hear it has been resolved. I still think Kinsella’s initial actions were wrong, and I’m glad you didn’t let him pressure you into deleting the original post. That said, if he genuinely felt you were insulting his parents (I thought it was obvious you weren’t, but then it’s probably easier to be objective when it’s not my parents being discussed), I can see how his judgment could have been clouded by his emotions. Upon reflection, he may have realized he overreacted, and it was good of him to contact you and propose this very reasonable resolution. I think he’s done the right thing here, and you have done the right thing by accepting his proposal.

  7. There was nothing actionable in what you posted. The threat of a lawsuit is an old trick, rarely followed through.

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