I don't know that SSV or the Scurfields have figured out this social media thing yet:
Kind of whiny and poorly thought out.
SSV submitted an editorial reply to Powder magazine, which they ran, over the whole issue. They make mention of the thread on TGR and that their C&D to them was because of the vitriolic and libelous language, not because of censorship (in there opinion). I like how they conveniently ignore the C&D sent here because our discussion of the matter was much more civilized than TGR so their argument doesn't hold water.
I specifically take offense at their claim in the article because of that. They used one of my posts as justification in the C&D letter. They claimed I took the quote out of context. I simply quoted one of the dismissed patrol members with direct knowledge of the situation and what he claimed went on. Until proven otherwise in a court of law his statement holds true as a witness to the situation and is not as far as I know considered libel if I quote him. Especially if his claim is filed to the court. I think it is very telling that the quote itself was not libel in that the C&D letter said the quote from Taylor Scurfield I posted they claimed was "taken out of context", not that he never said that. I still am not sure how claiming that "Me and my buddies could jump you and beat you up right now" (to paraphrase him) could be taken in another context. I guess the Scurfields argument is going to be that he has a misunderstood sarcastic wit that the patrol mistook as being a serious threat. I would happily believe their statement of defense if it wasn't for the fact that it just doesn't feel right. Their defense never adds up to being believable.
Thats my thoughts on the article^