MSNBC has just put up an article about the incident.
If you’re like me and don’t really want to read what weaselly things Christoforo has to say for as long as he said them in the real article, here are some excerpts:
“I didn’t know who that guy at Penny Arcade was,” he admitted. “If I had known, I would have treated the situation a little better.” – So, if he had known he was dealing with someone so much in the public eye, he wouldn’t have been as douchebaggy. Not helping his cause.
“Not that I don’t have respect for anybody, but if someone’s badmouthing me or being a little punk or being a jerk, they don’t deserve respect.” – Yeah, a person whose money you took for a product you haven’t given them honestly asking where their product is and when they can expect it is suuuuch a jerk move! What a dick that guy was! (Not.)
“I don’t know the mayor of Boston,” he admitted. “That was taken totally out of context, I was just joking around.” – So, lying.
“Am I saying I care more about my reputation than money? Yes.” – …Because you think that will lead to more money down the road.
“If these people stick with me and follow me, a couple months down the road anything I say is news.” – If he thinks it’s positive, stop changing twitter names. It’s currently, as of writing this, @OceanDeepSea, by the way, which is the first of his Twitter names he managed to spell correctly.
In fairness not to Paul but to his family, here’s an important quote:
“My son’s two months old … that’s uncalled for, you don’t bring him into this situation.” – Agreed. Threats to his wife and child (and really, even threats to him) are uncalled for. Threats make you as bad as or worse than him. Just call him an idiot and move on. Maybe call him an idiot several times, whatever. Threats make us all look bad, though, especially ones against innocent people like his wife and two year-old son.
Basically what we take away from this article is what we take away from the ‘apology’ e-mails he sent Mike from Penny Arcade; he’s sorry someone with the power to get the word out there caught him.