Looks like the Scobles have fallen out with Dave Winer.
I don’t know much about Maryam because I don’t read her blog, but I’ve observed Robert’s behaviour long enough, he’s a “you’re with me, or against me” sort of guy, one who takes a disagreement as being a personal attack, a declaration of war if you like, very much in the same way that a spoilt small child with a chip on its shoulder can’t take constructive criticism either, or agree to disagree civily.
Winer is right, hypocrisy was the only winner. The alleged wronged not only milked the whole threats/ death meme for everything they could, they reacted by trying to incite a mob against good folk such as Rageboy…making them just as bad, if not worse, than the original commenters that started this whole thing. Best still, Winer get its. He gets that two wrongs don’t make a right. He gets that the accused wrong doers have now become the victims, and that someone needs to stand up for their rights as well.
And for this Winer has been condemned by Maryam Scoble, and now Robert doesn’t want to be his friend anymore…sort of, at least he’s now trying to lecture Dave on wrong and right because, OMG, Winer commented publicly on being castigated by Maryam Scoble for not joining a lynch mob.
What more can I say other than: grow up.