I see that in 2014, when he started, he had only 91.
John Derbyshire said of it in January, 2014, that
Finding oneself among distinguished company is always balm to the ego, even when the “among” consists only of seeing your name with theirs in some list.
So there I was, blushing with pleasure at seeing my name on the list of “Bullied and Badgered, Pressured and Purged” at the Handle’s Haus blog.
Sadly, since my own formal journalistic career started here at this publication, I have never had the opportunity to fired for the kind of thing National Review won't publish. I'm pretty sure I could have got fired for my blog post Unarmed Black Teens Kill More People Than Cholera.
Social Matter has taken up the gauntlet, with a new list based on the now-apparently-defunct Handle's Haus one:
The following is an updated list of figures bullied, badgered, pressured, and purged from polite society for discussing topics outside of the Overton Window.
The dates are not the exact point in time at which the person was purged. Sometimes the date listed is just the publication dates for the news stories. Other times, it is the date of the offending event, or the date of the actual purging. Several of the more notable purgings are bolded.
Here's a baker's dozen of victims from the list, that are either about us or our friends, or were based on our coverage: