Yeah, I never have understood the dynamic of friendship there. Although, I will say I think that the real friendship that gives Will clout in the apologetic world is his friendship with Skousen. It seems to me that they apparently have a significant history as close friends. He and Dan are more of "friendly acquaintences". From what I gather from Dan, anway, he doesn't really associate with Will that much. Dan also did genuinely attempt to "rein Will in" when he was acting unprofessionally with your FAIR article. I am just speculating here, but maybe the reason Dan doesn't do more to outwardly speak up against Will's antics is due to Will's friendship with Skousen? I don't know. I could be totally offbase there. What does seem to come across in my conversations with Dan is that the main reason he doesn't consider much of what Will says is because he simply doesn't take the time to read him, speak with him, or pay him much mind.
Who knows what goes on, eh? Will is a shameless self-promoter, so he could be making everything up just for kicks. I wouldn't put it past him at this point. It could be that Daniel and others just keep their mouths shut when he lies about all of his play-dates with them because it seems to drive critics nuts. They may even think it is funny and add their own stories about get togethers for movies and popcorn, trips to El Azteca for "churros," and family picnics.
At this point it is neither here nor there. If they want to let a mangy old dog slobber on visitors, that is their business. But I will have a little fun ribbing them over it, just as they would if they were in my shoes.