Continuing Today’s Theme


Which appears to be “Guys do shit we don’t agree with because they’re fucking some chick we don’t like”.

Tweet from Sara Mayhew. Text in the post. Three retweets; one favorite.

@saramayhew: Point of Inquiry leaves CFI. @chriscmooney chooses ideology and producer Adam Isaak’s personal politics (@rebeccawatson) over skepticism.

Ugh. I guess that will teach me to keep an eye on how news is being received.

Comments

  1. Wowbagger, Designated Snarker says

    Of course, we know Sara Mayhew is a Skeptic™, so she’ll have plenty of evidence and/or a compelling argument to back this claim up, right?

    Right?

  2. rebeccawatson says

    It’s been several months….SURELY she knows I have her blocked, because no one is truly that stupid. So why does she still @ reply me? Honestly befuddled, here.

  3. Bruce says

    So, how did Sara Mayhew become psychic enough to do a long-distance mind-reading of Chris Mooney, and deduce that she could be confident that he had no independent moral core, and no concern for the future success of their podcast? After all, Mayhew somehow “knows” that Isaac’s mind-control of Mooney has to be the only significant factor in the decision.
    And where is Mahew’s mind-reading of Indre Viskontas? I don’t see any basis for making a distinction here between one host and the other. But then I’m not a psychic mind-reader, as Mahew implicitly purports to be.
    And why does this Mahew person mention skepticism? Does she plan to demonstrate her mind-reading at TAM and collect the million dollars from Randi? Isn’t that the strongest valid connection that most mind readers have with skepticism?

  4. says

    SURELY she knows I have her blocked, because no one is truly that stupid.

    We have ample evidence that this (nobody being that stupid) is false. Justin Vacula, for example. Also, Sara Mayhew.

  5. Kelseigh says

    I see “ideology” has been defined as “anything Mayhew (or the people Mayhew really wants to like her) doesn’t like”. I’ll just nip off and update the dictionary, then.

  6. A. Noyd says

    rebeccawatson (#3)

    So why does she still @ reply me?

    So the neophyte Brave Heroes who swarm to her glow of righteousness every day will know how to find you and pass on all the Very Helpful Criticism she’s so generously trying to give you?

  7. says

    I asked Sarah what Rebecca had to do with any of this. Apparently time travel is involved (check twitter to make sense of this, I don’t want to repeat the irrelevant claims).

  8. ajb47 says

    Isn’t there a fallacy for arguing against the thoughts you think are in your opponent’s head while ignoring what they actually said their argument is?

    Also, rebeccawatson #3

    It’s been several months….SURELY she knows I have her blocked, because no one is truly that stupid. So why does she still @ reply me? Honestly befuddled, here.

    The evidence here seems to show that your premise here is incorrect — someone does seem to be that unaware.

  9. throwaway, extra beefy super queasy says

    Isn’t there a fallacy for arguing against the thoughts you think are in your opponent’s head while ignoring what they actually said their argument is?

    It’s a twisted way of thinking, jumping to conclusions like she does. I don’t know the technical term, but it’s one of the several signs of being a disingenuous shithead, at least. Might even qualify as out and out lying.

  10. throwaway, extra beefy super queasy says

    Oh yeah, the old standby, Strawman! How could I forget. I still maintain that the intentional attribution of motives where there is no evidence of such motives even factoring is pretty much intentional fabrication on her part. A paranoid fantasy which she and others are enjoying partaking of. It’s disturbing.

  11. says

    so… Mooney chooses Isaak’s “personal politics” by resigning several days before Isaak chooses to do so?
    How the fuck does that work?

  12. says

    rebeccawatson —

    (First of all, I don’t know much about twitter, so I’ve likely got this wrong, but…) AFAIK, @replies show up both in the personal feed of the person replied (unless they’ve blocked the sender, as you have in this case) *and* in the public search for tweets sent to that account (e.g. https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%40FedEx ). I don’t think the public search is affected by blocking, so that’s probably why she still lists you in the tweets. It’s more or less what other folks said above, about referring to you while speaking to her audience of followers.

    (Apologies if this is redundant, but I didn’t see anyone explicitly explaining this bit of twitter detail in this thread, so I thought it would be helpful. And yes, I do presume Rebecca already knows this about twitter, but other readers of the thread might not. )

  13. says

    so… Mooney chooses Isaak’s “personal politics” by resigning several days before Isaak chooses to do so?
    How the fuck does that work?

    Clearly that was just a ploy to throw us off the scent, but a true Brave Hero™ is not so easily fooled.

  14. smhll says

    so… Mooney chooses Isaak’s “personal politics” by resigning several days before Isaak chooses to do so?
    How the fuck does that work?

    Never underestimate the sooper seekrit conspiracy!

  15. chrisdevries says

    Who’s fucking what chick? Color me confused, but the tweet says Mooney chose “ideology” and Isaak “personal politics.” This implies that she believes their values are inconsistent with skepticism (which is utter nonsense), not that they get those values from a woman with whom they’ve been intimate.

  16. MrFancyPants says

    Reading through Sara’s twitter feed, I’m getting the impression that she’s obsessed with Rebecca; of her last 20 tweets, almost half mention her.

  17. says

    Oh no. Not only is Rebecca in control of the Illuminati, she also causes mental derangement. Is there nothing this vixen can’t do? Who shall save us from the feminazi conspiracy?

    Why, it’s the Original Brave Hero™. At day, he hides himself as the obnoxious commoner, Justin Vacula, but in times of crisis, he dons his speedo and takes on his identity as Machoman, the Man of Beefcake.

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No, it’s MachoMan!

  18. Klangos says

    Reading through Sara’s twitter feed, I’m getting the impression that she’s obsessed with Rebecca; of her last 20 tweets, almost half mention her.

    I think she has similar bouts of obsession with Ophelia.

    Essentially, Mayhew has found that targetting certain women gets her lots and lots of approval from the pitters. The fact that she makes herself look utterly ridiculous to anyone whose mind isn’t clouded by their nonsense appears to be irrelevant.

  19. Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says

    Alas, the need for approval is one of the strongest human needs. And sometimes we are not terribly discriminating about where we get that approval from.

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