Instapundit barnacle and all-around insane person Ann Althouse, who yesterday explicitly asked if I was a member of Journolist, now seems miffed that I responded that no, I am not in fact nor ever was a member. Althouse, 26 June:
The Journolisters — including Cole? — must be desperately trying to discipline each other not to leak.
Althouse, 27 June:
Cole imagines that is all about him and, misreading, has an embarrassing hissy fit:
[N]o, Ann, I’m not on and never have been on JournOlist (why would anyone even begin to think I was on that?), and I am not trying to “discipline” or punish list members to not disclose more private emails.
Why would anyone even begin to think you were on the Journolist? Because you aren’t as famous as you seem to think you are. I just read a post of yours that was linked on Memeorandum as discussing an issue I was interested in. I don’t follow your blog. That’s why I put my little parenthetical — “including Cole?”— in question form. The subject of that sentence is, you should note, The Journolisters.
Ann apparently uses question marks in a manner different from every other English speaking person on the planet. The swirling vortex of crazy continues:
Let’s test Cole and the other performers of outrage about how they feel about illustrious leakers of the past. Deep Throat. Daniel Ellsberg. Please do your “honor”/”privacy” routine in that context.
Yes, Ann. Selectively releasing private out-of-context emails of citizens to get them fired for their personal opinions is exactly the same as the release of the Pentagon Papers and revealing a large criminal conspiracy at the White House.
I fully expect Althouse to now claim she was talking about Deep Throat the movie, and we just misunderstood her musings.