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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Tattler E'Ville Eye Hostile Comment Clearinghouse

The Tattler announces a new service; the E'Ville Eye negative comment clearinghouse.  Rob Arias, the editor of Emeryville's right wing blog the E'Ville Eye, has been telling his readers his arch nemesis and favorite obsession, the Emeryville Tattler refuses to post critical comments and that the Tattler engages in wholesale censoring of comments that would throw it into a bad light.  Other topics censored according to Rob are negative comments about Residents United for a Livable Emeryville, Tattler editor Brian Donahue and the progressive City Council majority.
Regular Tattler readers know this isn't true and these kinds of comments are routinely posted in the Tattler but Rob assures his readers the Tattler will not allow it.

The Tattler has always posted all comments except those that engage in personal attacks.  Personal attacks against the Tattler editor are allowed as the one exception.  Haters are always welcome here at the Tattler, in fact we like the haters, as regular readers will attest.

So as a service to E'Ville Eye readers that cannot countenance the Tattler, it's editor, RULE and the progressive City Council majority but are under the false impression their comments won't be allowed, below are a slew of 'em, lifted straight out of the E'Ville Eye.  

This service will continue for a while, until we get bored or enough to give reasonable people who might have believed Rob Arias' false charge, time to be convinced the Tattler in fact does post comments hostile to it and they have been mislead by Rob Arias.  These will build up over time so be sure to check back often for fun reading and lots of laughs.


  1. Rob says:
    August 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm
    I think the truth is the best defense against an attack by RULE & The Tattler … but perhaps I’ll wear some garlic around my neck just to be on the safe side 😉

  2. Adam says:
    August 11, 2015 at 7:23 am
    Only Brian Donahue could turn a positive article about a family-friendly public works project into a flame war.
    Brian, someone needs to tell you that you are a jerk, a public nuisance, bully, and frankly a weirdo. Yes, I am calling you out on that. I’ll repeat it to your face, in public, and anywhere.
    Just SHUT UP!

  3. Rob says:
    August 11, 2015 at 7:46 am
    But Brian has lived here the longest (I know because he reminds us every time he speaks) and he & R.U.L.E. know what’s best for Emeryville. Shouldn’t their small but vocal opinions count for more than ours based on tenure?

  4. Anonymous says:
    August 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm
    What’s scary is that he’s the leader of the little cabal that has taken over the city council and are now trying to remake the city in their own image. This will not end well.

  5. Adam says:
    August 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    What you fail to “understand” Rob, is that there are no gray areas, nor areas where good people can disagree. There is only right and wrong. And Brian has declared himself the sole and final authority on all matters upon which he chooses to pontificate.
    I personally have had enough of his aggressive dominance of local issue social media.
    His demeanor is very un-neighborly, very destructive to community building, and he is making Emeryville an UN-livable, divided place.
    He is unable to carry on civil discourse and I encourage local social media to boycott his destructive diatribes.
    I will “own” these comments of mine in public and my words are clear, strong, but non-violent and non-threatening – unlike his.
    He is a public nuisance and I will react to him as such.

  6. Rob says:
    August 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm
    It’s good to see more people standing up to this behavior. Nobody should be afraid of him though as he’s already on the radar of the EPD and he knows how this will reflect on RULE & Council if he’s ever arrested and kill any shred of credibility he might be clinging to. He’ll continue his tightrope act of aggressive and confrontational behavior and cyber-bullying. It’s just a shame that his affiliates won’t take a stand against his behavior (or even enable it?).

  7. Anonymous says:
    August 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    The problem is that its no longer just Brian. The new city council is Brian’s clique. They share the same ideology, the same self-certainty, and the same very limited world view. You can see it in how often they ignore the advice of staff and the community. What they want is ‘progressive’ by definition. Notice how often Brian attacks anything he disagrees with as ‘conservative’. If Brian wants traffic calming on his street, that’s progressive. If Brian wants a $16 minimum wage, that’s progressive. If we have to toss the homeless out to build a skate park, that’s progressive. If Brian wants less young people renting here, that’s progressive. If Rob or anyone disagrees, they must not be progressive. What RULE wants is an Emeryville that looks and acts just like them. That ain’t progressive.

  8. Rob says:
    August 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm
    I’ll tend to agree with you. Someone like Jac Asher would read these comments and think “oh poor Brian”. They just don’t understand him or what we’re trying to do for the greater good of society “. She is way more dangerous than him though as her thinking is just as uncompromising but it comes in a better delivery.

  9. Anonymous says:
    August 12, 2015 at 8:59 am
    Brian and RULE need to be taken out. He now controls this town. He and his blog need to be silenced. The people of Emeryville deserve our town back. We need to meet privately and figure out how to do this. I’m not sure how to do it but it must be done.

  10. Rob says:
    August 12, 2015 at 9:08 am
    Not necessary. Every time he opens his mouth or pens another fabricated story, he loses support for himself, R.U.L.E. and his candidates. He can’t stop himself. Let him dig his own grave.

  11. Anonymous says:
    August 12, 2015 at 11:15 am
    I don’t think he or his blog are much of a threat. There aren’t many people left who believe what’s written there. And, since he censors every opposing viewpoint, the only readers left are those who already conform religiously to a fairly paranoid perspective. The guy makes stuff up and reports it as news. It’s pretty hard for people not to catch on at some point.

  12. Adam says:
    August 12, 2015 at 11:42 am
    Agreed, he doesn’t need to be “taken out” – that’s the kind of language he uses.
    He doesn’t need to be silenced- he has his own stupid blog. He just doesn’t need an audience on anyone else’s.
    He just needs to be rebutted and rebuked publicly.
    Let the light of day be his undoing.
    That’s the way to deal with bullies.
    PS- my intuition tells me Brian or an ally is the author of the anonymous “taken out” post – just to poison the well.

  13. Rob says:
    August 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm
    Oh yeah. I smelled that from a mile away. He’s trying to generate sympathy or even imply that his opposition are the evil-doer, clandestine group in the city (As if commenting on a public blog that is uncensored somehow meets this criteria?). I’m glad nobody took the bait.

  14. Anonymous says:
    August 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm
    I assumed the same thing. He/they do this a lot in the comments both here and on the Tattler. It’s fun to find these posts. They’re frightfully obvious. The tone is raucously ridiculous as if written by a gun toting, neo Nazi, right wing extremist capitalist czar of evil encouraging the oppression and silencing of the Tattler and all things constitutional. Meanwhile, the only one censoring and silencing people is the Tattler itself.
    It’s tough work when you have to both maintain your own crazy position and then invent another even crazier one to have a comically idiotic enemy to make you seem oppressed.
    And this is the group that is governing Emeryville…bloody hell.

  15. Rob says:
    August 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm
    My guess is that about 25% of his traffic are die-hards that think his word is gospel and the other 75% are those he lures in with sensational headlines, those that are amused by his form of “fiction” and want a good laugh and those that just want to hear what ridiculous things he has to say.

  16. Anonymous says:
    August 12, 2015 at 8:06 pm
    Chill out you guys. I am not Brian Donahue or an ally of Brian Donahue…far from it. I want him stopped as much as you guys do. I just think we have to be smart about this. Obviously he can’t be stopped by violence or threats. We have to be united on this. Please stop accusing people that agree with you.
    We need to counter him at every turn. The E’ville Eye has been good on this so far, maybe the negative stories on Brian and his blog can be increased. When he speaks at the council meetings we should bracket him in a truth telling storm of commenters. Don’t let him speak unopposed. I disagree with Rob when he says Brian is harmless and has no followers to speak of. He controls the council. We know he reads these comments. We should take our planning off line.
    We need to step up the opposition of RULE. We can start going to their meetings and not allowing them to operate in their campaign of lies. We can stop them right at the source. They need to be stopped as much as Brian and his blog of lies.

    1. yes please come to a RULE meeting and show some care and commitment
      for and about your local community! RULE was started to counter developers not providing any family friendly housing or considering CBA's. RULE is an offshoot of East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy(EBASE), If you think EBASE is not progressive try again!!

      EBASE assisted RULE to get started when concerned Emeryville citizens, sought out help to get Woodfin and other big hotels to follow measure B - which was enacted to try and stem the tide of worker abuse and offer a little human dignity and protection from over work and under pay .
      Social injustice and a lack of city hall to listen to residence, and not just appease developers -is how RULE developed -just come to a meeting and find out for your selves, I dare you!!! ! not to mention many RULE members suffer from the fatigue of going to city council meetings and not seeing any new faces.
      Never doubt the power and effectiveness of a small group of concerned citizens...........Next meeting Sept. 20th, 3-5p.m.- 1420 Horton. All are welcomed.

    2. Its really sad when a group's efforts of trying to do good is far out-shadowed by the antics and lunacy of one of its members. I can only hope that more than a few members of RULE are uncomfortable with Brian Donahue.

    3. RULE is open to all Emeryville residents except City Council members. Membership involves attending some number of meetings per year and contributing some amount in dues (waived for the poor I believe). The discomfort level of members has no bearing on the membership of any specific member. RULE is democratic.

  17. Anonymous says:
    August 13, 2015 at 12:17 am
    Uh, no. There’s no subversive group, no need to counter him at every turn. No need to stop RULE at the source. No stories need to be fabricated. There’s no need to oppose Brian or oppose RULE. There’s no need even to be particularly smart about anything.
    A bunch of people just telling the truth and saying what they think in a public, uncensored forum. That’s all that’s required.
    Brian and RULE do their thing and show us what they’re all about. It speaks for itself. The more they do, the more they show the community who they are.
    Start with a little story about a local success, a skate park. Nice. Makes you feel good to be part of Emeryville, no? Then Brian shows up and tries to turn it into an ugly fight. He starts calling people names. And the community responds with their feelings about Brian and RULE.
    A few people are attracted to Brian’s behavior. Most people are repulsed.
    It’s really that simple.
    (And honestly, your whole comment, if not Brian’s alter ego, is an impressive tribute to his style.)

  18. Rob says:
    August 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm
    Anonymous 8:06 PM,
    Glad you’re chiming in and paying attention and regardless if this is subterfuge or not, the best thing you can do is express to the council your dismay with how they’re operating by emailing them and vote accordingly. There is already dissent within the opposing factions of R.U.L.E. (the reasonable and the radical if you will) with the reasonable questioning if Brian is in fact a liability to them.

  19. Anonymous says:
    August 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm
    Well I disagree with those of you who say we’re powerless to stop Brian and stop RULE. Doing nothing is how we got to the point where we are now and nobody here finds that acceptable. I think we have to stop attacking each other. Can’t you see that’s what Brian wants? We need to shut him down. I think Rob shouldn’t be posting his comments since all he does is engage in personal attacks and lies. I know Brian stories drive up readership but you’re doing a disservice by encouraging him.

  20. Anonymous says:
    August 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm
    There has been only one Brian story when he was showing up at local small businesses and harassing them for signing a petition regarding the minimum wage. Brian is only relevant to the extent that he is representative of the RULE block on city council.
    Allowing anyone to post here uncensored gives the Eville Eye credibility and makes this the meeting place for the community. Whether you agree or disagree, you can say what you think. And if you do it respectfully (hint, hint RULE), you’ll be treated respectfully. That’s democracy and community. There’s room for differing views.
    Carefully controlling the comments and message on a site so that the supreme leader’s (fictional) message can never be questioned…does that sound like a progressive ideal? Or like, maybe, North Korea?
    The disturbing part for me is not that there are people who try to prevent people from hearing other views, it’s that a group of people purposefully isolate themselves from differing views to avoid really thinking about issues, to make it easy to maintain very narrow beliefs.

  21. Rob says:
    August 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm
    Thanks Anonymous 2:49 pm. Feel free to reach out to me privately anytime. My contact form is at the top of the site. As it stands, anyone is free to comment unless it gets too malicious. If I censor him the way he does his readers, I’m no better than him. When I start my “Residents against RULE from R.U.L.E.” group, you’ll be my first invite!

  22. Anonymous says:
    August 17, 2015 at 12:49 pm
    Brian will:
    a) aggressively deny that he has censored posts
    b) completely ignore suggestions that he stop filtering posts
    c) claim everyone other than him isn’t playing fair
    d) attack you and anyone who disagrees with him
    e) cherry pick comments from your site and copy them to his site pretending transparency, when in fact, he’s giving himself complete control over what his readers read
    f) keep this going until everyone is tired of the topic and has moved on
    g) go right pack to censoring posts next week
    I’ve posted a few times on the Tattler questioning his take on things. The submissions gets acknowledged on his site but the posts never appear. He either has a really broken site (that works well only if you check the “I’m with RULE” box) or he’s choosing what posts appear. Since the ones that do appear take a long time, I’m pretty sure he has the board set to be fully moderated so he can fully control the message.
    I agree that if he wants to show he’s transparent, stop moderating the comments and let everything appear immediately.

  23. Rob says:
    August 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm
    If you answered “he forgot to ‘allow’ this comment or that he never saw it” … Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Show him what he’s won Johnny!
    Looks like at least half a dozen people that you have censored are coming forward (in a post unrelated to you & The Tattler I might add). Seems like your house of lies is collapsing, you might want to pull out. Will you turn off your comment moderation? That’s the easy fix. It might make your blog more interesting … if not more accurate.

  24. Anonymous says:
    August 17, 2015 at 2:06 pm
    I posted on the Tattler back when Brian invented a conspiracy theory that the National Restaurant Association was funding local opposition to the minimum wage hike. He invented the whole story. Completely made up. The local businesses, on their own, had started a petition drive asking city council to do an economic study.
    I posted a comment pointing out that the story was made up. As of today, zero comments have appeared on that page. Brian blocks comments that shine a light on what he’s doing, no doubt about it.
    I remember pointing out that it made no sense that he was saying small businesses couldn’t afford to send a mailing on their own but had such deep pockets, they should have no problem with a 60% increase in the minimum wage.
    I laughed when I went back and read Brian’s blog entry. It’s just fodder for the paranoid and delusional who want to believe they are fighting big business:
    “A powerful and deep pocketed lobbying group, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and its subsidiary the California Restaurant Association (CRA) have clandestinely moved into our town, operating in the shadows, spending money and working to effect the outcome of the minimum wage policy now being publicly debated at City Hall the Tattler has learned.”
    If you allow rational people to comment unrestrained, this fake world his group is trying to maintain can’t survive. I think the comparison to North Korea is a good one. The only difference is that the people of North Korea can’t leave.
    If Brian’s crowd steps out into the world and listens to opposing views, they’ll realize that the issues are not all black and white, that lots of good people have conflicting ideas about how to improve Emeryville, and that it’s a community, not a battle of good (them) versus evil (everyone else).

  25. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 2:28 am
    So you are providing the service of allowing us to read the content of the Eville Eye on the Tattler blog? What exactly does that accomplish other than copyright infringement? Just link your readers to the Eville Eye if you want them to read what’s going on here. They are welcome to participate in the community!

  26. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 2:28 am
    So you are providing the service of allowing us to read the content of the Eville Eye on the Tattler blog? What exactly does that accomplish other than copyright infringement? Just link your readers to the Eville Eye if you want them to read what’s going on here. They are welcome to participate in the community!

  27. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 7:45 am
    or was the RULE creating the earthquake to warn those on the Hayward’s Fault??!?! Just believe that we need to be reminded that we don’t want to get FRACKED by ignorance, right?

  28. OK Brian, I’ll indulge you. I just posted the comment below on your blog as well as The E’ville Eye on 8/18 at 9:47 A.M.

    So you’re claiming I have an obsession with Tattler … by reposting every comment on The E’ville Eye thread? Hmm … you are really letting your sociopathic behavior fly with this one Brian!

    Interesting (but not surprising) that your trying to vindicate yourself from censoring comments … by censoring comments! In particular you left out this comment in your “Clearinghouse” thread:

    “Let’s start by asking why you censored a comment I tried to post on your ‘The Face of Minimum Wage Workers’ article asking that you divulge that Elijah Esquibel was in fact on the board of Unite Here! 2850. Will you post this on the Tattler for me and possibly address why this didn’t meet your censorship standards?”

    So the “conversation” on the E’ville Eye was that at least 1/2 dozen people noted their comments were censored (in a post completely unrelated to Brian or the Tattler I might add, and one celebrating the construction of Emeryville’s first skatepark). Commenters and myself asked Brian if he wished to debunk this, to turn his comment moderation off. He thus far has not addressed this.

    Now Here’s the real test. Will you post the link to your council harassment accusation meltdown compilation video?

    1. Every comment that gets made to the Tattler* gets posted, including yours Rob. Here it is. Enjoy!

      *No personal attacks against people (except Brian Donahue can be attacked)

    2. Well I put you on the spot and FTR, three hours later you "approved" the comment with your rebuttal. In your warped mind I suppose this is vindication but ultimately nobody but you is buying it. So Sad.

    3. I am tired of "people" like Rob "E'Ville Eye" Arias wasting our time with his petty fights and squabbles that would shame a scoutmaster. The people of Emeryville want to know more about big issues, like who is going to make America GREAT again! Please spend more time supporting the GREAT American Leader DONALD TRUMP:

  29. This makes the point, and it's well taken. Now please let's move on to bigger battles.

    1. Hello Will-
      Thanks for your comment. If you could please bear with me for a bit longer, I'll continue on with this service long enough to convince the non-ideologues among Rob's readers the Tattler posts all comments. He's been telling them the Tattler censors comments for years and I finally desired to call Rob on it after I started getting the impression some of his readers believed him. After this, only the hardcore right wing ideologues will continue to be hoodwinked by Rob and they're not worth any work put into enlightening. So a little longer and I'll shut this down and Rob's readers will have to comment o. The Tattler like everybody else. Thanks for your input.

    2. Make that 'comment on the Tattler'....

  30. Something wrong?
    Please get along.
    The Tattler and the E'ville Eye
    Both have bigger fish to fry.

  31. Rob says:
    August 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm
    Well I put you on the spot and FTR, three hours later you “approved” the comment with your rebuttal. In your warped mind I suppose this is vindication but ultimately nobody but you is buying it. So Sad.

  32. Rob says:
    August 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm
    Well I put you on the spot and FTR, three hours later you “approved” the comment with your rebuttal. In your warped mind I suppose this is vindication but ultimately nobody but you is buying it. So Sad.

  33. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm
    Brian, I posted Anonymously on the Tattler about 12 hours ago in your thread made specifically to ‘prove’ you don’t filter posts. As I’m sure you already know, the post was directed at your readers and suggested that you were playing a game with them. It encouraged them to read the content at the Eville Eye in context.
    You apparently forgot not to censor that post. Maybe you should let it through now.
    And could I make two other suggestions:
    1) Stop moderating your blog as everyone has suggested so that people can comment without you filtering what your readers hear. I assume you aren’t responding to these suggestions because you know that an open comment section on the Tattler would make it impossible (or at least much more difficult) for you to make things up and report them as news.
    2) Create a “Brian’s Hostile Comment Clearinghouse” on your site and put all of your own hostile comments there. I would start with your initial comment that set off this whole thing where you describe Rob as sociopathic. If you have a place where you put all of your hostility, then maybe what’s left will be a nice guy.

  34. I'm inclined to agree with Will Laben. Not only is this not newsworthy it's not worthy of anything. Stop thinking of the eville eye as competition, just ignore that blog. It's only there to make Rob Arias money. You are cheapening the Tattler by going down this road with that tawdry rag. Please go back to doing what you do. We want to know about what's happening behind the scenes at the city hall and at the school district.

    1. You seem to be operating under the notion that Brian is capable of self control when he's demonstrated again and again that he is not. Agreed though, Brian should go back to what he's good at: Making up fake news stories.

    2. The Tattler is not in competition with the E'Ville Eye. They are appealing to a right wing demographic. And while I agree with you Rob Arias is in it for the money (he told me as much in a private e-mail exchange), he has a (right wing) vision for Emeryville he's try to promulgate. And that by the way is completely legitimate, it's just a vision I don't agree with.

    3. OK Mr 6:33 PM Anonymous-
      You're entitled to your opinion but if you're going to make accusations like that You're going to have to prove it. Please show an incidence where the Tattler engaged in false reporting.

  35. Rob says:
    August 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm
    I wonder if you’re able to discern how petty and childish this makes you look. Oh well. If confessing your lies in the public forum is therapeutic for you, we’re happy to help!

  36. why don't you, brian and rob, just shut up, go back to your corners and spend all this negative energy reporting "real" news. I'd like to read and know more about the two alameda county grand jury reports that included the school district and redevelopment, maybe an article on the $2 million cost overrun of the new swimming pool, or how about an interview with the new city manager and city attorney? and rob, you can go back to reporting the crime report and new businesses opening or closing. you are both acting like two little jealous boys with all this pettiness.

    shirley enomoto

    1. Rob can say anything he wants about me but if he tells Emeryville people I censor comments on the Tattler, I'm going to intervene and set the record straight. He has been saying this with greater frequency lately and insofar as his readers might have started to believe him, I thought it was necessary to let them know they are free to comment in the Tattler unencumbered. If Rob were successful in his prevarications, it might have a dampening effect on people's trust in the Tattler, his goal all along. People will trust the Tattler or not based on its content, not on an outside agitator who stands to benefit materially. So setting the record straight is a helpful thing in my opinion.
      Thanks for commenting Shirley.

    2. Shirley, you'll be happy to know I already interviewed the new city manager and my post is in the works. Too bad you won't be reading it though since nothing I write is up to your standards of inflicting misery. I'm amused that you think anyone among staff would actually submit to an interview with someone like Brian though.

    3. And to follow up Rob's comment Shirley, I too have interviewed the new City Manager and I will be posting a story featuring her interview in a soon to come Tattler story.

    4. I'm with you, Shirley. I imagine you're like me and want to see more about REAL AMERICAN DONALD TRUMP and his plans to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! I hope you can join me in supporting DONALD and get rid of these CLOWNS and BUFFOONS who profess they are supporting the AMERICAN PEOPLE, when they actually are supporting RICH BILLIONAIRES who want to enslave all of us. Learn more:

  37. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm
    Let’s wrap this up. Final conclusions:
    – Brian continues to claim he doesn’t censor comments.
    – There is a lot of evidence to the contrary from many different people.
    – It has been suggested to Brian that he stop moderating all comments to prove he is credible.
    – He has ignored this suggestion, so we can assume he will continue to censor comments to allow himself to make up stories with impunity.
    – He has engaged in a side show to distract attention from his original side show.
    In short, life in Emeryville is as it always has been. Let’s all return to our lives and just fix things at the next election.

  38. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 10:06 pm
    And if it wasn’t already clear that that Tattler Guy is bat shit CRAZY, he also just smeared you on Nextdoor. I’m kind of worried for you Rob. Is this guy violent?

  39. Anonymous says:
    August 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm
    Can you post what he wrote there?

    Rob says:
    August 19, 2015 at 12:09 am
    Ha! I saw it. That guy is really off the rails. He basically reposted what he wrote in his own blog and then when someone said it was inflammatory and shouldn’t be on Nextdoor he replied “I’m just correcting a canard Mr Arias keeps telling his readers and Nextdoor readers about the Emeryville Tattler. He’s falsely saying the Tattler censors comments,”
    As far as being violent, who knows? He’s not exactly demonstrating behavior that would rule this out. Lets just say If I turn up dead, he should be the prime suspect.

    Anonymous says:
    August 19, 2015 at 12:56 am
    If you turn up dead with a note saying “Rob Arias is just using this canard of death to promote his conservative blog”, then I’m going to post a really angry letter on the Tattler demanding unequivocally that he stop using the word “canard” in every other sentence.
    The sad thing, other than your death of course, is that he will probably censor my post.

  40. OK I hope this ends here because I agree with Will Laben. This is taking away from the Tattler at this point. You've made you point and you're right about the Tattler not censoring comments. That's been made very clear. But please stop jumping through every hoop Rob Arias sets up for you. The Tattler isn't here to be a foil for the E'ville Eye. Having said that this story really brings home the difference between the readership at both blogs and therefore the editorial stance or the two blogs. I've never read such nasty, mean and disgusting comments anywhere. Rob's readers are really an anti-social bunch. The Tattler commenters against Rob pale by comparison. Your blog Brian appeals to a more refined set....I hope you now can see that and stop with the E'ville Eye stuff here. Please.

    1. You do realize that all the hostile comments on the E'ville Eye are coming from the editor of The Tattler, right? Might be time to open your eyes to what's going on in this city.

    2. Sorry, but no. The E'Ville Eye is generating it's own hostile comments. They're usually directed AT the Tattler. I only re-printed some of them to prove Mr Arias is incorrect when he alleges the Tattler is censoring comments. Obviously I'm not censoring comments if I myself am forwarding some of the most nasty comments about me or the Tattler into the Tattler.

    3. So the 16 comments you left on Rob's skatepark post? Not hostile at all, huh? Your little copy+paste exercise proves zilch. You're completely insane dude. Seek help before you hurt yourself or others.

    4. "Proves zilch"? True believers, the wise among us know, cannot be told anything. I wasn't trying to prove anything to you. I was speaking to reasonable people that might have been drawn into Rob's solipsistic ideological alternate universe. No, I'm not speaking to you. I would not be so audacious as to attempt convince a global warming denialist of his folly, similarly here too among true believers, I would not dare to undertake such a project. So please carry on; you go on believing what you do and don't let me or anyone else into your locked in world.

    5. Did you notice I posted your negative comment? Even though Rob says that's not possible? Think that amounts to more than zilch? Oh, never mind.