@ryanlyk Needs to Clean Up @lukehellier’s Mess, @ErikLeist

Praising Ryan Lyk for His Great Work at Minnesota Democrats Exposed

Earlier today, I praised Ryan Lyk’s work at Minnesota Democrats Exposed, only to see this tweet from loyal Lyk’r, Erik Leist, pop up on Twitter:

Erik Leist on Ryan Lyk

Erik is referring to what I wrote in this post. I’ve since told Erik that I would post a follow up to that post. I mean, why not? Reflecting on previous posts is fun stuff. But, I simply have not found time to get around to doing that yet.

Why?

Well, 366 days ago, I asked former Minnesota Democrats exposed blogger, Luke Hellier to apologize for misrepresenting statements I had made. Specifically, I was ticked off by this Tweet by Hellier:

Luke Hellier Spewing Nonsense

Keep in mind that this was came out of an exchange where Hellier misrepresented the state of crime in Minneapolis through a lie of omission. He chose to rely on 2008 crime data for Minneapolis rather than the 10 months of 2009 crime data that wouldn’t support the misleading argument he was attempting to make. I called him on it, then pestered Luke about it daily on Twitter for 100 days, before telling him to be a better person.

In my mind, I’m simply holding Ryan Lyk responsible for the mess he inherited when he signed on at Minnesota Democrats Exposed. I’m perfectly willing to revisit a previous post I’ve written. But it seems like it would be unfair to not let Luke Hellier correct a statement he made a year and a day ago first.

So, Erik and Ryan, talk to Luke. Show that you really do care about getting at the truth. I’ll be standing by.

6 thoughts on “@ryanlyk Needs to Clean Up @lukehellier’s Mess, @ErikLeist”

  1. Breaking: Nobody cares. Nobody knows who Ed Kohler is. Nobody knew who Hellier was talking about when he tweeted that, thus you experienced no credibility damage.

  2. Also, Ed, you’re insinuating you’ve spent the last 366+ days reeling and recovering from a TWEET? Are you serious?

    “But, I simply have not found time to get around to doing that yet.

    Why?

    Well, 366 days ago…”

    That is exactly what you’re implying. You are a ridiculous joke. Man up, admit you were wrong, and move on with your life. You’re sitting here getting in Twitter/Blog wars with a bunch of people 20 years your junior. Grow up.

  3. @Andrew, I see that you like speaking in absolute and occasionally inaccurate terms. I’m not sure why you’d suggest that Ryan Lyk is 16 years old. We both know that that’s not true.

    Do you see the humor in commenting anonymously, while telling me to grow up? As I see it, Ryan writes content that we wants to have respected (or, at least have some sort of influence), yet plays the “I’m just a kid” card when his arguments are attacked. Now you’re making the same whiny argument for him (anonymously? Or, coincidentally?).

    What do you think Ryan should do? Should he decide that he is an adult, thus stop playing an “I’m just a kid” card? Or, decide that he IS just a kid, and take a break from pretending to be an adult for a while?

  4. Yes, Ed, such absolute terms, suggesting that Mr. Lyk is exactly 16 years old. You’re either profoundly moronic or simply really good at faux outrage.

  5. Also, when is Mr. Lyk having his arguments attacked? The way I see it, he simply is having to defend against moronic statements demanding an apology for something he had nothing to do with. He’s not playing the “kid” card, he’s playing the “you’re a moron who has nothing better to do than beg and plead for an apology for a TWEET”.

    IT WAS A TWEET. NOBODY CARES. ASK ANYONE IN THE TWIN CITIES IF THEY SAW THE TWEET, REMEMBER THE TWEET, OR IF THE TWEET HAD ANY IMPACT. IT DIDN’T. MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

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