(Above title and post body authored by Danny Sullivan)
== Original Post ==
*Post Controversial Lies to Your Blog and Watch the Sheep Follow...*
So. One blogger claims that someone sent him an extortion email, but no-one has thought to check archive.org, and multiple ODP mirrors, to see what actually did or did not happen, and when.
You have all been had. The post is a lie.
Next time, take more notice of the disclaimer on that blog:
"You should assume everything written on this blog is a lie. You should assume I have motivation for linking to everything on this page and will benefit from it somehow. .... You should question everything. You should come up with your own thoughts and opinions and not trust some stupid blogger."