Friends, I give you Moshe Feder on Facebook earlier today:
Read his first sentence.
Now, read it again.
It's a lie. It's a bare-faced, out-and-out falsehood. He's lying in public, and he appears to believe he'll be allowed to get away with it.
The boycott of Tor has nothing whatsoever to do with "the efforts of some Tor employees to defend the Hugo Awards from attack". It has everything to do with some Tor employees (including Mr. Feder) deliberately, repeatedly and publicly lying about the 'Puppies' campaigns, those behind them, and anything and anyone else they regard as ideologically impure and/or unfit to associate with SF/F fandom as approved by them. I've already described in detail Ms. Gallo's contribution, which sparked the boycott. Mr. Feder's latest lie merely confirms and reinforces her mendacity (and my position).
He states that he's speaking for himself and not the company . . . but I haven't seen Tor repudiate any of his earlier lies, some of them issued on company time using company equipment, so I'll give this latest assurance the same credibility I've given his earlier ones. (Edited to add: Note, too, his use of 'our friends' and 'declared war on us' and 'our bookseller partners'. Speaking only for himself, eh?)
I have an open question for Mr. Tom Doherty of Tor.
Mr. Doherty, Mr. Feder continues to lie in public. That being the case, how can you ever trust him to be truthful with or to you, when he won't be truthful with or to us?
Verily, the mind doth boggle . . .
I'm still not going to call for the resignation or dismissal of any of the Tor employees I've named. Nevertheless, if I needed any more justification for why I'm boycotting Tor, Mr. Feder has provided it. I suppose I should thank him for that - and if he wishes to call me a 'scoundrel' or an 'idiot', well, I've been called a lot worse than that in my time. Furthermore, for all Mr. Feder's vitriol directed against him, he's just made Vox Day look like a sensible, reasonable participant in this debate. Vox might want to thank him, too . . .
EDITED TO ADD: Vox Day has uncovered yet more lies from Tor supporters, in the form of unmistakeable sockpuppet posts that he quotes, complete with time stamps. (Read the comments from his readers, too - some are comedy gold!)
I wonder if any faces over at Tor are worried about the stretchy feeling in their noses right about now? Well played, Vox!