Originally Posted by David Sklansky
4. As to Jenn Fox's contention that Brandi did not simply give permission to post this detail, but actually WANTED me to, let me say this. When she brought it up I immediately became enthusiastic as to the comments that information would provoke on the site (I was obviously wrong.) But when I asked for permission she was reluctant. And then she only grudingly gave in when I pleaded a bit. To suggest that her actual goal was to have it posted is to suggest that she was manipulating me.
not at all, david. i dont think brandi is capable of manipulating you. but i dont think she would have told you that particular fact without the premeditated intention of having you post it, whether she acted coy about it or not.
my comment was actually based on personal experience. when brandon started the first thread, brandi wanted to post and i strongly suggested she shouldnt. you dont know how many times i talked her back from the edge of posting (but you can probably imagine). then she would turn to comments like "well, if i were going to post anything, it would be this..." and then "if you really wanted to, you could post that".
i do think brandi is in some way having btoc post for her, whether it be her posting occasionally on his account, her explicitly telling him to post things for her, her manipulating him into posting things through suggestion, or simply her just telling the story to a pre-selected sap with lots of his own ideas. i dont really know for sure.. the only thing i know for sure is brandi CANT help herself!
if my post implies anything about you, it would be that both you and brandi have motives that are served by the same end. you perpetuate 2+2's popularity among the masses, and she gets to deny a piece of this mess through a credible source. i have no problem with either of these things, bc even though brandi may think that you delivering her message substantiates her story, the rest of us know that you are just repeating what she says, and not actually giving her credit. anyone hating on you just doesnt get it.
ps. i appreciate the title of this thread. it is indeed a very "curious" revelation..