Two months ago Wenatchee The Hatchet linked to Naked Pastor on Justin Dean's interview with Justin Blaney.
Amidst comments, there was a visitor.
_________, your posts are so long it's hard to even respond to your points. I'll do my best. I would respond to bloggers and journalists all the time, trying our best to be open and communicate well. There were periods of time when we'd not respond at all. That was frustrating at times but we were doing our best to try and wade through the storm. The Stranger was just brutal and mean and would twist what I would say so we eventually just ignored them because they were hateful no matter what. They even posted a whole conversation with me once that was completely made up. It never happened. They aren't to be trusted.
I would reply to Warren Throckmorton as well, only to have him not report my comments or only report one part of my response and not the whole thing. He manipulated his stories how he saw fit. So one sided and we couldn't win.
So I'm not sure what your point is. We tried, but when "reporters" aren't acting with integrity how are you supposed to deal with it?
Back on March 20, I asked Dean if he'd be willing to clarify what he meant.
"They even posted a whole conversation with me once that was completely made up. It never happened. They aren't to be trusted."
Justin Dean, which article, author, and conversation does this statement refer to?
To date there's no indication Justin Dean has ever answered the question in any context. The Stranger staff have no problem being offensive to a lot of people, but Dean's allegation that The Stranger published a fabricated conversation is a pretty serious one. There have been two months in which Dean could have answered the question and, so far, Dean hasn't deigned to answer a direct question. He was willing to declare that The Stranger published a fabricated conversation but he couldn't be bothered to explain, even once, what that conversation was, what article it was in, which author wrote it and when it was published?
If Dean wasn't planning to get concrete, there's no point in having brought it up. As Terry Teachout has noted, if you're going to make use of social media you have to recognize it for what it is. "If you’re not prepared to bite back—hard—then stay out of the deep end."
Dean did have other things to consider in March 2015, like the email list Craig Gross used to send a spam.