Debbie Schlussel is still off her rocker
Debbie Schlussel is still off her rocker
How familiar are you all with Debbie Schlussel? She’s a fairly well-known blogger, but she’s mostly known for being a loon who has been stalking and harassing Emily Zanotti for over four years now. She’s now fully degenerated into attacking pretty much everyone in the conservative blogosphere who dares defend whoever happens to be on her shit list at the moment.
Over at Right Wing News, John Hawkins explains her spiral into dementia:
First off, let me just note that it’s objectively not true that Emily Zanotti has ever praised death or torture threats, hates Jews, stalked Debbie, got fired from a job over what Debbie said, or apologized for doing those things. As I mentioned earlier, Emily did apologize, but for the reasons mentioned above, not for the reasons Schlussel stated.
I’d also like to note that claiming Emily is obsessed with Debbie Schlussel is like claiming John Lennon was obsessed with Mark David Chapman. Aside from apologizing to Debbie for offending her, to the best of my knowledge, Emily has not contacted Debbie or mentioned Debbie on the web in four years other than in a non-archived post (I don’t think there’s a way to link it) from 2008, which was little more than a fairly tame re-statement of the facts in response to the article I wrote two years ago.
Of course, if you’ll notice in Debbie’s twitter feed there, she’s accusing a whole hell of a lot of conservatives of hating Jews including Emily, Tabitha Hale, Melissa Clouthier, Infidelesto, Brigitte Gabriel, Mark Levin, Dennis Prager, and Michael Medved.
Also, you may note that pursuing a four year vendetta over an unflattering blog post doesn’t constitute obsession in Debbie’s world, but denying that you or your friends are anti-Semities on Twitter does. Again, enjoy your stay in Debbie Schlussel’s world. The good news is that the nuts are free, but the bad news is that the paranoia level is cranked all the way up to X-Files level.
How insane is Debbie Schlussel when it comes to Emily Zanotti? She searches out the blogosphere for any post, any at all, that mentions Emily in a positive manner. She then proceeds to troll the hell out of the comment sections, blasting pretty much anyone and everyone who has the audacity to not think that Emily is a vicious murderous Jew-hater (which, of course, she is not). This has happened to posts I’ve written several times, and I know I am not the only blogger to have been forced to peer into the depths of Debbie Schlussel’s insanity. Now, she’s like the boy who cried wolf, accusing every conservative who criticizes her of anti-semitism. As John pointed out, showcasing her stream of lunacy on her twitter feed last night (that’s some entertaining stuff, go read it), she’s now attacking Melissa Clouthier (a close friend of mine and someone I know is not an anti-semite), Tabitha Hale, and several others — including Dennis Prager and Michael Medved. She’s even accusing Mark Levin of supporting Hezbollah! My God, someone has seriously gone off the deep end. Most, if not all, of the bloggers she’s accusing of anti-semitism have been ardent defenders of Israel, myself included. I’ve received some of the worst hate mail in my life because I had the nerve to defend Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident, but I’m sure that as soon as I post this I’ll get slapped with the anti-semite label, too.
Debbie has now sent John a cease-and-desist and is making threats to try to have his website taken down. But, as John pointed out, everything he wrote on his blog was true to the best of his knowledge. His opinions about her personality and her sanity are just that — his opinions. Schlussel is claiming that it is John and Emily who are obsessed with her… before proceeding to call Emily John’s “anti-Semitic lunatic stalker friend”. Debbie Schlussel calling someone else a lunatic — now that is rich. She claims that she’s going to “release the hornets” on all of John’s friends now… because I’m sure the entire conservative blogosphere quakes with fear over the thought of Debbie Schlussel writing mean things about them.
So, what have we learned today, kids? Debbie Schlussel has gone seriously off the deep end. She’s right there with Charles Johnson in the insanity pool. She can bitch and moan all she wants about how all of us are just so obsessed with her, but the reality is a little different. If Debbie Schlussel were to fade away into obscurity tomorrow, no one would ever write about her again. No one in the blogosphere would miss her, no one in the blogosphere would care. The only reason this keeps going on is because Debbie Schlussel keeps it going, probably in a desperate attempt to remain relevant. If she really doesn’t want people telling it the way it is regarding who she is and what she’s like, then the answer is simple. Go away. No one is forcing her to live in the blogosphere limelight.
Believe it or not, Debbie, no one really cares about you. None of us are obsessed with you. And if you disappear into irrelevance, none of us will continue to write about you. The end.