TAH- Open Letter of Apology to TAH Readers, E. Dale Buxton II (Esq.) and Justin Weiss

From time to time, every blogger makes a mistake. It can be a simple typo, or it can be a more substantive factual error. And sometimes, you just get everything wrong.

It is incumbent upon the blogger to take appropriate action when errors have been made. This is particularly true when people suffer consequences from the error of the blogger. And so, the fine bloggers at This Ain’t Hell go the extra mile to not only correct for the record previous postings of theirs, but abjectly apologize to the unfortunate victim of their error.

Read the whole glorious thing.

We, the crack legal team here at This Ain’t Hell come before you humbled. As some of you may remember, TAH previously featured a series of posts on one Justin Weiss as part of our efforts at outing Stolen Valor posers. Mr. Weiss, who was not amused, told us that: (a) he was in uniform in his role as an actor; (b) he never claimed to have served; and (c) things we found offensive were on the internet because he had been hacked. Because we did not immediately remove the post, Mr. Weiss informed us he would contact an attorney. We hear this every day and completely ignored Mr. Weiss’ threats until we received a letter from one Mr. E. Dale Buxton II (Esq.) an attorney at a very high-priced, high-profile law firm we will not name (because they have some really good lawyers and we don’t want to be buried in paper for the rest of our lives). Mr. Buxton informed us that not only were we guilty of defamation, but also copyright infringement.

We, the crack legal team at TAH were unconvinced. We believed that we had good defenses and that perhaps it would be amusing to match wits with Mr. Buxton. However, after Mr. Buxton’s latest missive, we have decided to admit defeat. One does not do battle with the immortal, or attempt to secure a spot at their side on Olympus or Valhalla or Fiddlers Green when one is not equal to such a task. We come before you as humble as a supplicant lying supine at the altar of Eleos, the Greek daimona of mercy, pity and compassion. We were wrong. We have wronged. We couldn’t have gotten any wronger.

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