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Mark Atwood
Harlan Ellison doesnt much care for real-time fact checking, at least when it's pointed at him. I don't feel abashed, he was the one repeating an Onion article as fact...

But I have been insulted by Harlan Ellison, and my laptop has been threatened by him.

Hee! :)

It's not that unique of an honor, tho.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 25th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that sounds like a good story. :-)
seawasp From: seawasp Date: September 25th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

What, no details?

How'd you get Harlan to notice you, let alone favor you with one of his insults? (Okay, it's not that hard to do the latter once you've managed the former, from all I've heard, but still)
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: September 25th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What, no details?

He was addressing the assembled masses at a "The Harlan Ellison Event" at Foolscap yesterday, and I had my laptop open taking notes. When, in one of his diversions, he started repeating a parody news article as something true, I googled for it, found the truth, and corrected him.

For someone who has stated "you dont have the right to an opinion, you have the right to an informed opinion", he sure didnt like to be corrected.

Then he didnt like that I was taking notes, saying I was lying when I stated that the notes where for me when he asked "and who are those notes for?". At which point he threatened to destroy my laptop. So I closed it, then flipped open a paper notebook and a pen, and kept right on writing.
ocicat From: ocicat Date: September 25th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, not that unique. I've traded insults with the man too...
bensong1 From: bensong1 Date: September 25th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious about the content of the Onion article that he was retelling as fact.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: September 26th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
This. It's not true. It's a satire that some of the MSM started rereporting as fact, instead of fact-checking.

I'm not no fan of the odious "Rev" Robertson, all idle stupid slander of one's opponents does is weaking one's own standing.
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fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: September 26th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should have made this story come true.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: September 26th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I would have liked to See that!{:o)
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