Monday, February 25, 2008

Ascol's taut ship


A few days ago, I saw a post on the "Flounders" blog which was rather critical of Tom Ascol's materials. Later, however, when I went back to peruse the latest comments, I found this remark from Ascol:

Tom said...

I have been out and just now checked the comments to find the irrational rant by Mike. I concur with you, and have deleted it.

This is perhaps one reason one seldom reads any negative commentary about the Flounders and Hybrid Calvinism on the Flounders blog -- Ascol makes sure it gets deleted. Would it not be interesting to see some of the posts by the critics of the Flounders and how Ascol responds to their criticisms?

However, Ascol evidently does not mind at all posting comments from those who criticize the critic whose comments were deleted and who evidently has forfeited any right to reply to his critics.

Charles has gained respect for the way he handles the Flyswatter -- he has allowed the comments by critics and has replied to them. This is consistent with that old saw, "The truth has nothing to fear."

Wonder if Ascol has something to fear?


At Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:47:00 AM, Blogger My Daily Bread said...

I agree with you on this point. I have noticed it myself. It is another sign or symptom of a disease.

God bless

Stephen Garrett

At Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of Ascol for the simple reason that he does his best to "spin" or mis-lead people with his posts (much like one gets from Fox News). I remember reading some garbage of his last year wherein he was ranting about how effective the Net was and as an example he used the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (a mis-nomer if there ever was one) to state how their work scuttled Kerry's '04 campaign. Never alluding to the fact that the entire SBVT team were revealled to be lying the entire time (which we didn't find out for two years). Ascol's emphasis was not the actual truth that the SBVT were entirely disreputable but, instead, leaving the taste in one's mouth that Kerry was disreputable from what he did in Vietnam (which actually turned out to be heroic). An Ascol spin. That is a 180 from truth. It was fallacious and misleading. That is what is so annoying about Pundits like Ascol and the, not so bright, prophets at Triablogue. When you try to discover dispassionate reason and truth in their blogs you get the opposite.


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