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Donald Luskin threatens Atrios with legal action [Oct. 29th, 2003|06:10 pm]
the erosion of American Civil Liberties


Self proclaimed Paul Krugman stalker Donald "We Stalked" Luskin
has threatend a libel lawsuit against the blessed Atrios.

The beef? Atrios recently linked to Luskin's work, writing "Diary of a Stalker".
This is after Luskin himself wrote an article about Krugman titled "We stalked. He balked".

People commented on the Atrios blog as people do and so Atrios gets a letter from Luskin's lawyer:

"As a result of your control over and participation in the comment section of your site,
as well as the fact that Mr. Luskin has personally brought these libelous comments to
your attention already, you face personal liability for their distribution.

Jeffrey J. Upton and Donald Luskin are both thin skinned whiners too pathetic for cheese.

While Atrios hasn't yet been "sued", he has been informed that blogger will be subpoenad in order to
unearth [his] identity and that "further legal action will be taken" if [he] fails to comply with the demands.

This seems un-American to me.

[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2003-10-29 07:03 pm (UTC)
I wonder how much "libel" material appears here...
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[User Picture]From: maggiebits
2003-10-30 09:19 am (UTC)

I am Atrios

Kubrickian-style solidarity via Billmon.

There must be tens of dozens of us by now. heh
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[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2003-10-30 11:48 am (UTC)

Re: I am Atrios

Billmon is hillarious!
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[User Picture]From: moebius_rex
2003-10-30 09:41 am (UTC)
Oh man. That's hillarious. The funny thing is, I wouldn't even know about Luskin's weblog if it weren't for Atrios' "Diary of a Stalker" link. Luskin ought to be thanking Atrios for bringing more readers his way.

Now I actually get a sort of sick kick out of reading Luskin's weblog every time a new Krugman column comes out. His Krugman obsession makes for fascinating reading. When Atrios referred to Luskin as "Gollum Luskin" a week or two back I thought the epithet couldn't be more apt.

I don't know if anyone would seriously call Luskin a stalker (though Krugman has joked that Luskin is his "Stalker In Chief"), but the entry that Atrios was linking to with his "Diary of a Stalker" post does make you wonder a bit about Luskin's mental state.
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[User Picture]From: moebius_rex
2003-10-30 09:46 am (UTC)
Let's try that link again. If it takes you to the top of his weblog, scroll down to the entry titled "Face To Face With Evil" (appropriate for Halloween, eh?)
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[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2003-10-30 11:50 am (UTC)
His mental state, or at least his willingness to use mean tactics,
which is really the same thing!

Gollum, that's rich!
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