Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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Little men
by Pana4 on Tue 7th Feb 2012 18:51 UTC
Pana4
Member since:
2010-09-17

Gruber and King are the types that only pick on women. It's the best they can do without getting punched in the stomach.

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RE: Little men
by darknexus on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:00 in reply to "Little men"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Gruber and King are the types that only pick on women. It's the best they can do without getting punched in the stomach.


Then maybe those women getting picked on should start punching. That's the only way to deal with people like that: show them you won't put up with their bullshit.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Look at the comments that hit the bottom of the article and lack of any acknoledgement of wrong doing from Gruber and King after the fact.. how's that punch working out?

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RE: Little men
by testman on Tue 7th Feb 2012 22:49 in reply to "Little men"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

I'm guessing you didn't even read the posts Thom conveniently forgot to reference? In no way did they "pick on" (diddums) women. The issue stemmed from Violet's trademark bad journalism. Here, let me direct you to a post that will shed some light on this for you:


http://4ma.me/503/saddest-booth-babe-in-the-world-responds.html

“Saddest Booth Babe in the World” responds

Hi everyone!

I am Zsófia Rutkai the WOMAN on the picture. I am a junior producer working for NeoPlay Entertainment on World Factor Show and Polgár Judit’s Chess Playground. I am the one who runs production. I am responsible for public communication, international relations and press releases. (my last goal succeeded better as we expected.):)

I’d like to thank you all who stood up for me without knowing me. Good to know that the majority of the Mac community is tolerant and aware of human rights. I’ve never thought about being a model or booth babe but seeing the bright side of the story it can be considered as a compliment.

Forgetting about the case which is beyond funny do me a favor and categorize our apps instead. Go to our website www.neo-play.com.

Contact Piroska Szurmai-Palotai who is a developer and internationally recognized chess player at palotaipiroska@t-online.hu or find the saddest booth babe on facebook. ;)

Cheers from Hungary

Zsófia Rutkai A.K.A. The saddest booth girl in the world.

Ps: Go girls! Macworld is open for us too!

You may continue with your irrational hatred now...

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RE[2]: Little men
by Shkaba on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:12 in reply to "RE: Little men"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

I'm guessing you didn't even read the posts Thom conveniently forgot to reference? In no way did they "pick on" (diddums) women. The issue stemmed from Violet's trademark bad journalism. Here, let me direct you to a post that will shed some light on this for you:.... You may continue with your irrational hatred now


No they did pick on a woman! I am not aware of Violet's trademark bad journalism, but from reading her account of events it seems pretty obvious as to what took place.I am curious, if she is a "Trademark bad journalist" then what attributes can you subscribe to gruber and king? Surely not journalism (not even bad one)? And while you ponder on that, please enlighten us, what is so irrational in despising people who use social media to spread false stories?

Edited 2012-02-07 23:15 UTC

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RE: Little men
by atezun on Wed 8th Feb 2012 02:13 in reply to "Little men"
atezun Member since:
2005-07-06

This is neither the fault of Gruber nor King. Blue for seemingly no reason decided to take a photo of a female employee manning her company's booth and use it to characterise her as a sexual object used to sell products. WTF?

She misused her pulpit as a journalist in order to pick on someone. She should get called out for it. While death threats and things of the like are uncalled for, Gruber and King are in no way to blame for that. They simply took her task for something a journalist should get taken to task for and were in no way inciteful with their comments.

Edited 2012-02-08 02:16 UTC

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RE: Little men
by Soulbender on Wed 8th Feb 2012 08:43 in reply to "Little men"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Gruber and King are the types that only pick on women. It's the best they can do without getting punched in the stomach.


Why...because women are weak and can't punch back? Is that what you're saying?

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