Long-time friend in cyber- and meatspace, bestselling author, and fellow blogger Larry Correia is at it again. This time he tackles the boss of File770.com, Mike Glyer.
I had some exposure to the vitriol and nastiness of File770 denizens when I called for a boycott of Tor Books over the unconscionable behavior of one of their staff. Those who frequent it decided to be rude to and about me, even though I'd never darkened their online doorstep and none of them knew me at all. I was therefore not surprised when they targeted author Jon del Arroz (whom we've met in these pages before) for his not-politically-correct views. However, they were so rude that they attracted Larry's attention - and he's responded in his usual tactful (NOT!), diplomatic (NEVER!), mild-mannered (HA!) way.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the seedy underbelly of fandom, File 770 is a garbage gossip column website run by a scumbag named Mike Glyer. His whole shtick is to be a news aggregator for the sci-fi/fantasy business and collect links from people who actually create things for a living. He play acts at being an impartial journalist, but in reality everything he does is slanted to screw over anybody he doesn’t like.
He chums the water for his horde of psychos so they can go about forming internet lynch mobs, boycotts, and black ballings. But then he pretends to be all impartial and above the fray. If you ever want to lose all faith in humanity, read the comments there. His regulars range between basement dwelling goons, creepy weirdo stalkers, and angry rainbow haired social justice warriors.
If you are in any writer’s groups with conservative or libertarian authors in them, then you’ve inevitably heard about this shithole website. We mostly call it Vile 770 or File 666. At one point or another that page has tried to start shit with every author who gets on Glyer’s bad side. Because when you are ever the nail that sticks up, the File 770 crew are the hammer that wants to knock you back down. Luckily, they’re about as effective as a Fisher Price squeaky hammer. So mostly we just mock them.
There's much more at the link. It's classic Correia gold. Go read the whole thing.
(By the way, I've never spoken with Mr. Glyer in any way, shape or form, so I'm not going to be rude about him myself: but I will say that File770 commenters are consistently negative and rude to and about anyone who doesn't toe the progressive, left-wing, social-justice-warrior line. I therefore suspect that Larry's rant is more on-target than not.)