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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Her own account of being attacked, personally attacked, is trolling?
And demanding an apology to a person that was not in fact the person in the picture is "normal"?

Read the most condescending post by Shawn on the topic.
I dare you to say that the title is not condescending "Violet. Violet. Violet..."

I don't really care what kind of fanboi you are, or even is you are one. But even for implying that she got what she was asking for is idiotic.

PS: Her original post was a plain account of her visit to Macworld. By her account, I would even love to visit that convention. However after the "booth babe" sh**tstorm was blown up by Shawn King and Gruber she started getting angry posts and letters.

PPS: Gruber and Shawn King have to apologise for spreading lies as well. Not just the laconic Gruber's update on his post.

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