Dickie Silverstein’s Nasty Comment of the Day

In 2007, anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein was mentioned in the New York Times, bemoaning the level of nastiness of comments left on his blog. Yet he is consistently nasty to those who leave any kind of comments on his blog which question or contradict his assertions.

In this feature, I post one of his nasty comments directed towards a commenter, comments which are frequently (unintentionally) entertaining.



Bob, if you mention this issue one more time I’m going to wring you out to dry. You’ve gone on & on here for weeks about Meshal’s speech. Give it a rest now, finally. And that’s not a request. It’s an order.

I RESENT your imputed claim that Arab media were “sanitizing” anything regarding Meshal’s speech. You’ve gone way over the line on this one & I’ve simply lost patience. No Palestinian source has any obligation to you or anyone else to translate Meshal’s speech or do anything you believe they should for that matter. The way things work in the world is that if you think the issue is important YOU do it or find someone who will. If you don’t or can’t, STFU for God’s sake.

Another word on this & you’re toast.


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  • Jim from Iowa

    Silverstein must think his blog is like some kind of buried treasure for his readers. Unless they toe the line, Silverstein will deny them the unparalleled pleasure of reading his posts. I wonder what he sees when he looks in the mirror every morning.

  • jrmo

    Why should he “resent” it, unless he had something to do with it beyond reporting it? That’s an odd choice of words. Or, not?

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    It’s an oft used tool of psychopaths and paranoids to permit something only for the thrill of attacking it. Dikdik could just have easily not permitted the post at all if his only response was to threaten and pout. But only if threats and pouting weren’t his sole intention. In his personal life he no doubt shows a narcissist personality disorder with a martyr complex interwoven with a healthy dose of grandiose delusional paranoia. The way to fight people like that is to pick a forum he can’t control and relentlessly make the most preposterous claims and accusations against him. And allow him to comment on that so that your response can be nothing but more scorn and abuse. He will literally have a stroke.

  • dcdoc

    There is an ascertainment problem here. What you are publishing as examples of Silverstein’s nastiness are drawn from a biased sample. Silverstein refuses to allow many comments that readers of his would make, and bars links to any number of websites because he can’t deal with what is on there (e.g., MEMRI, CAMERA, Honest Reporting, Daniel Pipes, etc.). There are untold numbers of examples of Silverstein’s closedmindedness. And that is to say nothing of those who knowing the futility of trying to dialogue with him, don’t even attempt it.

  • http://shimonafromthepalace.wordpress.com Shimona from the Palace

    Silverstein has another “trick” – like most on the Loony Left, he “replies” not to what you have actually written but to his twisted version of what you have written. But I’m beginning to wonder whether we aren’t ascribing to Dastardly Dickie an importance he does not deserve. Does anybody really bother to read his rantings other than his toadies and groupies, whom, in any case, we have no chance of converting?

  • Janice

    Hey where did you find a photo of the Dickaling where he was not wearing either a dresss or a kafiya?

  • Iran Prez

    Dickie SIlverstein is an even worse Nazi then we are!

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