Shameful Sunday: Internet drama, I <3 you

By now, is everyone familiar with Andrew Moskowitz? Rumor has it, that he said this:

From the blog of Chescaleigh.

I’m starting to wonder if perhaps the whole thing wasn’t fake. Not Franchesca’s blog post, but the Andrew Moskowitz person.

Anyway, so on her blog, Franchesca wrote the name of the company that this person allegedly worked for. She called the company, and they said he wasn’t in but that he’ll be in Monday. Since then the company (whose name I will not be using so as to prevent them from having any more association with this. If they are googling themselves or anything) has been issuing statements that he does not work for them and never has worked for them and that the number Franchesca called was an answering service and it’s the answering service’s policy to just say “he’s not in the office but will be in tomorrow” whenever anyone calls. Even though there is no office to speak of, apparently. So the company endorses this lying, which is weird enough. And now the answering service says that Andrew doesn’t work there.

So Franchesca removed the contact information from her blog and admitted her mistake. Some loser was totally rude to her about it and said that the company should sue her for slander. Then he wrote this:

wutAnd it is just so funny to me. Was he intentionally making a pun on libel (to publish in print or writing an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others) and liable (responsible under the law; legally answerable)? Or is he just really that ignorant? Does he really not understand that it’s the very harm that he is allegedly warning Franchesca of that is protected by the First Amendment? Armchair lawyers are the best!

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About emmawolf

I'm a freelance writer living in Baltimore with my husband, son, and two cats. I'm working on editing my first novel. I love reading, traveling, and the cello.
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