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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    Can you cite an example?
    "The Truth About The Truth About Guns" gives quite a long and detailed list of transgressions, from Farago being a serial copyright infringer to his harassment of Alan Gura and Emily Miller to his use of writers that are clearly anti-Second Amendment by their own words, plus more.

    The late, great Mike Vanderboegh was mentioned parenthetically in that post. As you may or may not recall, I knew Mike personally and trusted him implicitly. While his name was only a side-note to one of the list of Farago's transgressions that he (Mike) had nothing directly to do with, Mike wrote many times about Farago's.... umm.... shall we say, "deficiencies" in his analysis of important stories. Mike was much less generous in his own descriptions. I didn't read all of the search results in that link, but recall clearly that Farago was a buffoon in the way he wrote about Gunwalker/Fast and Furious for years subsequent to Mike and David Codrea breaking the story. Mike responded to his buffoonery fairly regularly. One such response was here from April 11, 2011, ~two years after Mike and David broke the story. Sherryll Atkinson and her parent company, CBS, had already validated on the Nightly News much of the story by that time, yet Farago was still referring to Mike and David as tin-foil-hatters and the like. (ETA: You should also read the comments under that Sipsey post of Mike's to find evidence of another transgression of Farago's - overuse of his ability to censor critical comments, which he did with Mike on the comment he posted at TTAG, but also posted at Sipsey just in case....)

    I read most links to TTAG when they're about subjects I'm interested in, but since first reading, and then hearing in person, Mike's opinion of Farago, I've never used a link from there to substantiate anything I'm trying to say, at least if I have, it was a breakage of my own self-imposed rule. I take what is written there with a grain of salt unless and until I can verify through sources I trust that they got it right, which they do fairly often, but that fact alone isn't reason enough to blindly trust them when there's tons of negative stuff from Second Amendment purists like Mike and just run-of-the-mill gun-owning citizens alike being written about the site in general and Farago specifically out there.

    I didn't count, but I'd say there's around two dozen examples cited at the first link in this post, and at least another dozen just from Sipsey Street Irregulars website in the second link.

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    Blues, thanks for posting this. From the link you posted:

    Recent events have shown us that people seem largely unaware of this pattern of misconduct in Robert’s past, so this post will serve as a centralized source of information on the same.
    I clearly was largely unaware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    Blues, thanks for posting this. From the link you posted:

    Recent events have shown us that people seem largely unaware of this pattern of misconduct in Robert’s past, so this post will serve as a centralized source of information on the same.
    I clearly was largely unaware.
    I knew that. That's why I just answered your question. If only others around here could take good-faith correction as graciously, this would still be a fairly decent site. Glad I could help in any case.

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