I finally got around to reading the latest carefully worded denials by Prof. P. and was moved to chuckles by this statement:
Daniel Peterson wrote:
I do not accuse this commenter of lying when he passes on such false claims. Somebody, however, is inventing fictions. They seem to be designed to justify my termination. I don’t know who is inventing them.
Yes, "someone" is inventing fictions. Any inaccuracies on his side of the debate are the innocent errors of the telephone game, but he often imagines himself to be the innocent victim of deliberate lies and malevolent stalkers. The drama never ends.
Here is my theory: no position is a perpetual entitlement. You were not monarch of the Review by divine right. You had a boss. He made the call. End of story. I agree with you on one thing: the truth is so terribly mundane that it practically begs for a myth to make it interesting.
But it's not. Time marches on, assignments end, and people get on with their lives. No drama needed.
Now enjoy the fun work of building up apologetic resources and smear publications off-campus.