This arrived in My Most Excellent Friend Bill Schmalfeldt’s inbox today:
For the record, I don’t think this death threat (or the person issuing it) has any credibility at all for the simple reason that if anyone out there really wanted Bill dead, Bill would already be dead.
Anyone plotting to do serious murder wouldn’t telegraph their intentions.
This email has all the hallmarks of Team Lickspittle, the cadre of sycophantic hang-arounds that infest Hogwash! every day and if it isn’t it’s one hell of a coincidence (which I don’t believe in) but, nonetheless, Bill has forwarded this and messages like it to law enforcement.
I have a theory who this might be but I’m keeping it to myself for now pending further evidence.
Hoge insists that none of this is happening, that this is a tactic of Team Kimberlin to gin up hatred of him by writing our own anonymous death threats and blaming him or his Team Lickspittle for the deed.
Such is the active fantasy life of one William John Joseph Hoge III where his own buffoonery couldn’t possibly be noteworthy and Bill is compelled to make shit up as I am compelled to make shit up.
Hoge would do well to understand that these anonymous cowards are carrying out these death threats on his behalf, whether he’s sanctioned it or not and he would do well to address the issue by formally stating that he does not in any way agree with or condone this sort of behavior.
But he won’t. He hasn’t in past and I don’t reasonably expect him to do this in future.
Several questions come to mind as I read this email, the most pertinent one being that if Bill is such a horrible liar and journalist then why do you want him to get off the internet?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
It’s said that you can judge a man by the company he keeps. I’ll leave it to your imagination, dear readers, as to what judgment I have given Hoge.
The mockery continues…