The Silverstein Treatment
Another blogger has received the “Richard Silverstein” treatment and has blogged about it here.
The first time I visited his site, he tried to blame Israel for a 20 year-old Palestinian suicide attacker named Mohammed Salem Al-Harbawi, who killed himself and an Israeli woman early last month. Comments between myself and several other people were heated, but not excessively so. However, Silverstein did something I have never seen a web-owner do before. In order to “win” the debate, he misrepresented what I said, and then claimed victory by declaring his own comment section closed so I couldn’t respond to it. To me, that seemed extremely rude, but I figured, it’s his blog after all, and sometimes comments can go on too long. However, I didn’t really understand why he didn’t just use the site controls to shut down comments for everyone instead. But I found out later the real reason he declared it “closed” was because he didn’t like to be challenged on his own site.
On one point I have to disagree with the blogger. He refers to Silverstein as a”fairly successful Jewish blogger.”
I wouldn’t go that far.