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#MinnegeddonPartDeux…why is “Amy”, the internet troll, dogging my posts to the Slipped Disc blog?

Who is this person?  What do they think they are doing?  Just about every time I post to Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc blog, this person using the alias “Amy” pops up to try to hijack the thread and make it about me.  Then “Amy” attempts to insinuate that I am using different identities, which is false.  All this is done while hiding under an alias, of course.  Why would someone apparently go out of their way to do this?  It makes no sense to me.

Here is the latest attack:

http://slippedisc.com/2014/10/james-galway-appeals-to-save-ulsters-orchestra/#comment-45050

#MinnegeddonPartDeux — Andrew Patner and the sock-puppet venticelli…:-0

I love the Met.  I follow Met threads on the Slipped Disc blog.  I had just posted about my early memories about being bussed down to the Met in grade school to watch rehearsals.  I was enraptured — so were my classmates.  One of them even became a docent at the San Francisco Opera.  

So you can imagine my abject horror when I received an email showing a new comment to a Met thread.  It was not about the Met — it was about me!  Not only that, it was a rant that included my name, my actual website, the fact that I also am a JFK assassination researcher, and the rest was libelous drivel.  As someone who uses the alias “Amy” on SD and other blogs has been dogging my posts for months, I made the assumption that “Andrew Patner” was probably one of her aliases.  I immediately emailed Norman Lebrecht, who runs the SD blog, and begged him to remove the post. He declined to do that, explaining that Andrew Patner is in fact a real person, in fact, an esteemed Chicago music critic, and that he had made that post.  Norman suggested that I ‘slug it out’ so to speak, on the SD blog.  Here is a link to the thread:

http://slippedisc.com/2014/08/met-latest-artists-celebrate-gelb-in-disarray/

So I did defend myself.  And I asked for an apology from him and “Amy” and the other sock-puppets who tried to dogpile on me in that thread.  That was a couple of days ago.  I am still waiting…