Thursday, September 16, 2010

Protein Wisdom's Jeff Goldstein commits libel ... again

Protein Wisdom's cowardly Jeff Goldstein, has a history of committing libel.

Last night, I was alerted by a friend who is an attorney, that Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom blog has attributed comments to me that I did not make on this post - his post, and mentioned my place of employment and full name. I grabbed a few screenshots to document this. Click to enlarge.

This pathetic coward is not just happy deleting factual comments, he now has resorted to libelous defamation, and he admits it (see comment #79).

Per his method of operation, someone must have made a comment that embarrassed him or that he didn't agree with, and since I've hit the mark so many times at his echo chamber blog, and the paranoid he is, he assumed it was me. I'd love to see the comment he deleted that embarrassed him so much. Of course nothing is below Goldstein, described by a recent commenter (who apparently knows him well) as an "unemployable manbaby" - leader of his minions who are "anonymous ankle-biting cowards." He once said he was going to contact my University since he didn't like my blog comments and has "nothing to lose."

Changing people's comments is nothing new for Goldstein, but then attributing racist comments to myself -by full name, and further committing defamation against my employer, MTSU, is beyond dishonest, it's low-life slimy. Obviously, as he described himself, so low he has "nothing to lose" and continues to beg for money at his blog.

UPDATE III:

Thanks to Serr8d for pointing out this blog in not hosted by wordpress.com. For future reference for those that Goldstein may libel in the future, is appears that ProteinWisdom is redirected through Enom.com to Versaweb.com.
I.P. - 208.66.72.11
These companies have been contacted.


Bottom line about Protein Wisdom, summed up by Patterico, who was similarly libeled:
"...you can’t trust anything written at his site. Which is why I intend never to speak about it again. It is an utterly worthless site that has become nothing but the plaything of the site host, to fool the world about what you said by altering it without notice.

A site with so little integrity is not worth my time, or yours, and I’m sorry I wasted so much time writing about it in recent days. That ends, now."


UPDATE:

Why Jeff Goldstein is a criminal

Colorado revised statutes:

18-13-105. Criminal libel.
(1) A person who shall knowingly publish or disseminate, either by written instrument, sign, pictures, or the like, any statement or object tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead, or to impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation or expose the natural defects of one who is alive, and thereby to expose him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, commits criminal libel.
(2) It shall be an affirmative defense that the publication was true, except libels tending to blacken the memory of the dead and libels tending to expose the natural defects of the living.
(3) Criminal libel is a class 6 felony.



From Burleson consulting:
In Colorado, state law makes criminal libel a felony carrying up to 18 months in prison and a fine up to $100,000 for the first offense. In general, web libel is posting false information about someone that defames them, commonly accusations of criminal acts, marital infidelity, dishonesty... [in Goldstein's case, impersonating William Yelverton and attributing racist comments].

According to this article, if you live on one of the 17 states that enforce criminal libel, you can file to lift the veil on anonymity for someone who defames you and have them arrested on criminal charges.

In Colorado, a man received a a paltry 23 years sentence for "spreading lies on the internet", but some states are getting tougher on libel crimes.

Internet libel is a felony!


UPDATE II:

Goldstein gives us this gem of a response:

"after being made to look foolish in substantive debate"

Question to Jeff:

If Goldstein wants debate, why does he delete comments? How can one be "made to look foolish" if their comments are repeatedly deleted, misrepresented and changed? Tell us, Jeff.

His paranoia runs deep.


67 comments:

Anonymous said...

As you've already admitted to sock puppeting Protein Wisdom under different names and we know you've also name jacked others, there is exactly zero reason to believe anything you say.

Also, to pretend that your girlfriend lawyer accidentally happened upon this (and "she" said she was a first time reader) and then informed you is less than credible. Sort of strangely high odds that she randomly decided to check out the site at the exact moment people thought you were trying to cause trouble again, no?

Anyone believing this nonsense should go to Protein Wisdom and ask the regulars about Yelverton's past behavior.

Oh, by the way, William Yelverton has also routinely used others' written material as his own without attribution. You can also ask the regulars at Protein Wisdom about that if you'd like.

Mr. W said...

Dear Readers:

It should be noted that in certain circles, William Yelverton is also said to be something of a cad, and a bounder.

There were even a few horrid rumors floating around the better parties I attended last spring that Mr. Yelverton was involved in an improperly amorous relationship with a woman who was already spoken-for.

What say you, William? Will you not defend yourself from these vicious charges of ungentlemanly conduct?

As I had regretfully surmised would be the case, I must take your continued silence as an affirmation that the charges have no small amount of merit to them.

Please consider yourself dis-invited to Mr. Goldstein's famous fall soiree at his manse. I will notify Mr. Goldstein to expect your withdrawl.

I sincerely apologise for the rather harsh tone of this missive. I must would note that this damnable internet brings out the beast in even a well-bred man such as I!

Good day to you, Sir!

I remain,

Mr. W

JD said...

This is breath-taking. It is simply not possible for williamyelverton to be more divorced from reality. This is quite the fanciful scenario he cooked up here, which ignores his repeated bannings, countless sock puppetting, name-jacking and impersonation of others, and overall mendoucheity. That he denies doing so in the very thread which gives rise to him now getting the vapors is priceless.

William said...

Protein Wisdom is a classic cowardly site that doesn't welcome inconvenient facts and dissenting opinions. Instead of letting such facts stand on their own merits, they do what wignuts do best - practice denial. Goldstein deletes comments that make his positions look bad because he doesn't have the courage to face facts that make him and the people he supports look foolish. It's as simple as that. He has gathered a legion of lemings that he thinks won't find out out such inconvenient facts if he simply deletes comments from his site. Sorry, but the internet is a public place, and any blog that is public should be just that. If a blogger can't bear the posting of facts on his blog, he is a pathetic coward. Goldstein has proven himself, pathetically, time and time again, and now, in a desparate attempt to hide facts, has committed libel.

Anonymous said...

Some small-minded men, such as this William Yelverton here, have an uncanny knowledge of the means to make themselves, publicly, ever smaller still. Carry on William, you do yourself truly.

Anonymous said...

Your fanciful story just doesn't pass the smell test, moron.

And, you were saying the very same thing about dissenting opinions, blah blah blah, under the sock puppet in the thread in question! You're a terrible liar... because you're so very stupid.

You have a known history with these antics and you're fooling no one.

Ernst Schreiber said...

1) Jeff has banned you, repeatedly. And yet like the demented stalkery douchenozzle you are, you insist on using sockpoppets and IP anonymizers to waste Jeff's bandwidth with your insipid ramblings. If you don't like Jeff's latest attempt to encourage you to do as you've been asked, whose fault is that?

2)You can't libel the scurrilous.

3)Congratulations! You finally found a way to drive some traffic in your blog. Why don't you go bother Mark Levin and Dan Riehl for a while? That'll pay off gangbusters!

William said...

Great to hear the calls of impropriety from the hypoctitical ankle biting anonymous cowards at Protein Wisdom who accuse me of "sockpoppets and IP anonymizers" - which, by the way, unlike libel - which is illegal, is standard practice for many who want to maintain anonymity. Using an 'internet handle' is not impersonation. Willfully changing the words of a person - mentioning full name and place of employment IS impersonation, there is no mistaking that. Asking someone to leave a public blog is like not allowing someone to speak in a public forum. Any self respecting bogger would not hide from facts, but would address them, that is, unless he is a coward. However, Jeff Goldstein has crossed the line from coward to criminal defamation. Libeling a state institution and state employee brings this to a new level - the law is on my side, as are the attorneys for the state institution that he has libeled.

Anonymous said...

Somehow William, Jeff's comedic parodies of you, don't seem to amount to impersonation either. For one thing, they are quite funny, where you are never. For another, they are literate and well written, again, where you are never. So there is very little chance of the one being mistaken for the other.

Anonymous said...

Keep using words you don't understand, Yelverton. Lawyers understand that discovery is a bitch. Ask your girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

And, again, you're amazing stupid. He publicly stated that he wrote the comments! There is absolutely no legal angle here. What you think is the smoking gun is actually proof that he had no intent to deceive.

You have absolutely nothing but you're just too thick to realize it.

Publius Novum said...

William,

You're pathetic, you know that? You have a long and documented history of posting under myriad identities to attempt to circumvent you being banned from PW; a "nuclear option" that Jeff virtually never invokes, being not only tolerant of differing opinions and POV's, but of even insulting invective as well.

But, your inane ravings, unreasonable assertions, and just plain sloppy and ill-thought out lying earned you that exclusive status; and yet you still persist in create new sockpuppet identities, that all but the least astute as yourself can see through immediately, or lowering yourself further, if that is possible, to the practice of name-jacking someone elses cognomen.

Why don't you use your actual name, like I, JeffG, and many others do, you pathetic nebbish of a troll?

Oh, and as far as "publishing your place of employment!11!11!eleventy ", long before Jeff ever did many among the commentariat had already done so in numerous threads; which you never chose to challenge, report, or even ask to have removed. Now, I'm no exceedingly hot, and muuuuuuuuuuch younger, attorney, but it seems to me that libel is, well, libel-always, and can't be selectively turned on and off.

In short, you argument is worthless, as usual, and you assertion of libel is baseless, like most of your uninformed, ill-thought-out, and outright fanciful opinions...

You see, your "style", or lack thereof, always shows through. And the moment you add your pablum to any thread, it is immediately recognized to be the droning of William Yelverton, the Tennessee guitar professor better known in the blogosphere as "Willie the racists hill-jack skin-flute player".

Oh, and, go easy on the cat, will ya?

Bob Reed said...

William,

You're pathetic, you know that? You have a long and documented history of posting under myriad identities to attempt to circumvent you being banned from PW; a "nuclear option" that Jeff virtually never invokes, being not only tolerant of differing opinions and POV's, but of even insulting invective as well.

But, your inane ravings, unreasonable assertions, and just plain sloppy and ill-thought out lying earned you that exclusive status; and yet you still persist in create new sockpuppet identities, that all but the least astute as yourself can see through immediately, or lowering yourself further, if that is possible, to the practice of name-jacking someone elses cognomen.

Why don't you use your actual name, like I, JeffG, and many others do, you pathetic nebbish of a troll?

Oh, and as far as "publishing your place of employment!11!11!eleventy ", long before Jeff ever did many among the commentariat had already done so in numerous threads; which you never chose to challenge, report, or even ask to have removed. Now, I'm no exceedingly hot, and muuuuuuuuuuch younger, attorney, but it seems to me that libel is, well, libel-always, and can't be selectively turned on and off.

In short, you argument is worthless, as usual, and you assertion of libel is baseless, like most of your uninformed, ill-thought-out, and outright fanciful opinions...

You see, your "style", or lack thereof, always shows through. And the moment you add your pablum to any thread, it is immediately recognized to be the droning of William Yelverton, the Tennessee guitar professor better known in the blogosphere as "Willie the racists hill-jack skin-flute player".

Oh, and, go easy on the cat, will ya?

William said...

Colorado, Jeff Goldstein's homebase, is one of 17 states that have a criminal defamation statute. See updated info on this post to read about Jeff Goldstein's criminal offense.

The Colorado statute:
18-13-105. Criminal libel. Criminal libel is a class 6 felony.

Anonymous said...

So, are you actually claiming that satire is illegal?

You constantly troll his site using a variety of different sock puppets and IP anonymizers because you're an obsessed internet stalker. He makes fun of you and lets people know that he's doing so with no attempt to deceive. In fact, he openly states in a comment that he was changing them for humorous effect because you wouldn't stop with your craziness.

Here, try this: "I, William Yelverton, hate America because it's simply too hard to spell. Okay, that wasn't actually William. That was me making fun of William."

Was that an illegal act? Are you going to call the cops, moron?

Serr8d said...

My Gawd, Villiam, I told you, warned you, years ago, that pw was well out of your reach; your IQ just wasn't sufficient curved to reach their intellectual operational plateau. You just wouldn't listen.

Don't you have anything better to do? There's Markos awaiting your fingering skills; there's TPM and other Democrat dungheaps that specialize in your brand of IHATEBUSH!!! and repetitive link dumps and copypasta, and some might even welcome your...skills.

Wait. Even the lefty online community in Nashville hates your freakin' guts.

Dunno, boy, but whatever you do, think long and hard. Your position of tenured professor might be intact, but the community in which you live, as you so readily point out, isn't to your liking, and if word gets out of your online hatred fests for 'Red State' sorts of folk, for God and Country, for NASCAR, then you might find yourself shunned from even your idea of polite company. And from those donations and grants you solicit from private companies; you know of one particular company that of I speak, don't you ?

William said...

Take a good look at my posts. They always refer to reported facts and often contain links to verify. Look at the bullshit written by PW commenters where you find such gems of intelectula discourse as "Democrat dungheaps" "douchnozzlery" ... etc...

As a blogger, I can't imagine being so cowardly and low that I would take a commenters comment, ascribe an identity so as to impersonate someone, mention his place of employment, and then issue false racist statements under the name of someone, defaming the person and a state university.

What makes people so pathetic?

Anonymous said...

So, even after this has been explained to you in simple terms, you're still pretending it was defamation?

That appears to be indicative of willful malice to me. I'd be careful with that if I was you.

Anonymous said...

Okay. So you want me to contact your university, then.

Consider it done.

JD said...

Did willie the racist hilljack yelverton really claim that this is a felony, and that he has never impersonated anyone?

Let's see how honest the demonic midget feels like being today.

How many sites have you commented under my name, JD?

How many comments have you typed using my name, JD?

How many different names have you posted under?

How many genders have you assumed while posting under a variety of names?

Anonymous said...

Oh. And the only "mark" you ever hit is your kitty's vulva.

And even there you're way off.

JD said...

I wonder what he was drinking while posting under all of those names, including his "girlfriend's" name that he no longer recalls doing so? Must've found an old still under his deck built around the above ground pool.

JD said...

I would like Willie the racist hilljack skin flute cat serenadert that is scared of brown people that can spell to explain to the world how a website that belongs to someone, and is paid for by someone, is the type of public property that would allow a guest to do whatever they like whenever they like despite repeated and ongoing attempts and notice from the owner that said guest was not welcome on said property.

JD said...

I think willie the demonic midget sprinter was really just lonely as it had been over 3 weeks since another actual human had commented on his little place where he spits out his bile and venom and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that his high school education prepared him to do nothing beyond strum a ukelele and make vegetarian pie-ay-yah and serenading TEH KITTEH and apparently so desperately needed attention he woke up and decided to show his brown-eye chocolate starfish to the world.

William said...

JD is not an entity. It is an anonymous internet handle. If someone commented under "JD" it would not reveal your identity.

I'm confident in my legal representation and my position.

JD said...

I am confident you are an idiot.

You did not answer any of those rather simple questions, hilljack.

William said...

Goldstein has a public blog, he does not own Wordpress nor the internet. He not only violated state statutes, he violated Wordpress blog guidelines for abuse. These are facts and he has admitted to them.

JD said...

I think it is incredibly ironic, richly so, that a faux academic who claims to honor the 1st Amendment would want to bring the power of a State institution and the legal system on another for utilizing a Constitutional right to free speech. Fascist.

William said...

Free speech to impersonate someone for purpose of defamation of the person and institution? That is an additional criminal offense.

JD said...

Facts? You wouldn't know a fact if one wriggled out your weinerhole. You have repeatedly impersonated me, so you admit to breaking the guidelines yourself.

Not honest enough to answer the questions, huh? Coward.

Frankly, I hope you really pursue this. In a very public manner. Please.

Is it libel to claim someone has violated a felony criminal statute, declaring them a felon, when it has only been alleged, and alleged by a proven liar?

JD said...

http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=21147

William said...

This, I might add, is a repeating pattern of dishonesty for Goldstein. There are numerous examples documented of Goldstein impersonating his commenters and issuing racist statements under their names. We're dealing with a repeat offender who has made the statement that he has "nothing to lose" by doing so.

JD said...

Have a great day, racist. You apparently have an impenetrable wall of teh stupid built up around you, and are determined to humiliate yourself in a very public manner. I would pity you, but people repeatedly warned you, and you chose to ignore them. Now, run along, go impersonate some people, make up some new sock puppets, do a little gender-bending, and jam your pointy little head back into your rectal cavity. You are smarter that way.

William said...

Goldstein has the balls to say:
"after being made to look foolish in substantive debate"

Question: How can one be made to look foolish if their comments are repeatedly deleted and misrepresented and changed?

JD said...

You make yourself look foolish all on your own, william.

In parting, I will leave you with the following questions, which you are too cowardly and/or too dishonest to actually answer, but hope springs eternal ...

How many sites have you commented under my name, JD?

How many comments have you typed using my name, JD?

How many different names have you posted under?

How many genders have you assumed while posting under a variety of names?

William said...

JD, if I had commented under your real name and mentioned your place of employment so as to defame you, yes I would be criminally impersonating you. However, you don't have that status, as you are a cowardly anonymous ankle-biting entity who doesn't have the balls to tell us your real name, and sorry, but "JD" is not a real entity.

Anonymous said...

Why do you continue to claim defamation after you've been relieved of your ignorance on the matter?

Willful malice. It's now apparent to all.

JD said...

Like I predicted. Cowardly. And dishonest. Can't answer a simple question, huh? Buh-bye bitch.

Anonymous said...

You can not claim that he attempted to impersonate you when in your very own post you acknowledge that he publicly stated that you didn't write the comments in question.

You have no case. Not in the slightest.

Again, to continue claiming otherwise only proves malice on your part. This is extremely unwise and I'd refer you to your attorney so they can more fully explain it to you.

William said...

Goldstein willfully issued racist comments meant to represent myself (under my full name) and my place of employment.

Public universites take equal opportunity issues very seriously and racist comments attributed to a senior faculty member is clearly a problem.

William said...

I don't think my friend and colleague, Dr. Sidney McPhee, MTSU president would take kindly to this libelous impersonation. MTSU has been proudly and capably led by African American university presidents for the past 16 years, since Dr. James Walker in 1993.

Anonymous said...

To continue to claim that he seriously attempted to impersonate you is a lie you revealed as untrue with your very own post. It's a lie that you are now knowingly and willfully deciding to continue with.

Again, I advise you to stop.

William said...

Criminal impersonation according to Colorado statutes is a class 6 felony.

Anonymous said...

So bring suit.

ak4mc said...

What are the penalties for filing a false report, Willie?

Anonymous said...

The one thing that is not Willie's strong point is logic and integrity ...

The two things that are not Willie's strong points are logic and integrity and decency ...

The three things that are not Willie's strong points are logic and integrity and decency and maturity ...

The four things that are not Willie's strong points are logic and integrity and decency and maturity and a sense of humor ...



SporkLift Driver posting as anon cuz he can't be bothered to register to comment at the hilljack's blog

Serr8d said...

You are so fucking embarrassing to anyone else living in Tennessee, Villiam. I just noticed...

"...Goldstein's blog is on WordPress..."

You dumb shit, do you see a Wordpress.com blog address? Do you not know Wordpress also provides themes to bloggers who then host their blogs elsewhere?

It's the small things, such as this example of your inattention to detail that proves your unworthiness to communicate at a higher level than you've created for yourself here. You've failed, time and time again, to maintain any good relationships even with your ideological equals; from 'Nashville is Talking' to 'Tennessee Free' to 'Volunteer Voters' and who knows what other forums finally determined you unwelcome?

Since you quote Pat Frey, Patterico, why don't you go over there and spend some time reading and commenting on his blog? See how long you last there. His runs a level or two lower than Jeff's, so perhaps with a booster seat you can fit in.

Consider it training wheels for the big time.

JD said...

In parting, I will leave you with the following questions, which you are too cowardly and/or too dishonest to actually answer, but hope springs eternal ...

How many sites have you commented under my name, JD?

How many comments have you typed using my name, JD?

How many different names have you posted under?

How many genders have you assumed while posting under a variety of names?

ZaMoose said...

Protein Wisdom runs the WordPress blogging software, available from WordPress.org and is self-hosted. It is a completely different beast than the Automattic-hosted WordPress.com. Your submission about PW being in violation of WP.com's TOS is idiotic.

As someone else (serr8d?) stated above, please do some basic research before spouting off about that which you know nothing.

Pablo said...

willie, what part of the word "after" do you not understand?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Serrd8, we see that Protein Wisdom is using Enom.com for domain name redirection to versaweb.com. We will continue to investigate and report this illegal activity to the appropriate host and authorities.

Anonymous said...

Why do some musicians think good hand/eye coordination and an imagination makes them more qualified than others to comment on politics?

JD said...

Now willie is commenting under anonymous at his own blog? #51 is clearly him.

Pablo said...

Oh, do let us know when you find out who hosts PW, willie. Hint: Look down under.

*snicker*

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow.

What a moron.

JD said...

It appears that William the plagiarist Yelverton finally passed out. Hopefully when he comes to, someone will explain to him how fucking ridiculous this is. Or not.

JD said...

Gender-bending using pam as yet another one of your cowardly sock-puppets again, William Yelverton, Professor of Plagiarism? How is that lawsuit going?

Serr8d said...

I think he meant 'Jill', JD.

He better watch the gender-changing thing, though. That might cut in on his endorsements.

JD said...

Do you wear fishnets, a bustier, and stilettos when you do your "pam" impersonation, William? How fucking cowardly and dishonest can you be?

JD said...

What happened, Willie? Did you sober up and realize how much you embarrassed yourself in a very public manner?

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JD said...

How is that lawsuit going, William the racist hilljack Yelverton? When should we expect the Professor of Plagiarism to file this suit, or when should we expect the indictment for the felony charges?

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Anonymous said...

Neither you, nor any of your sock puppet identities have yet to file the libel lawsuit you were threatening.

JD said...

Still no lawsuit? SHOCKA.

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