The Libelous Defamation of Author Robert Bausch by Absolute Write and The Subsequent Attempts to Resolve

The screenshots at the conclusion of this post are taken directly from the "Haters Gonna Hate" blog post by Victoria Strauss wherein she attempts to argue in an unconvincing and utterly ridiculous way that all critics of Absolute Write online are one single troll--and this despite the fact that her own thread is filled with people complaining about AW who are obviously not the same person much less this hypothetical dream troll of Victoria's.

The conclusion of the "Haters Gonna Hate" comment thread features Michael Neff of Algonkian Writer Conferences asking (or pleading) with Victoria Strauss to intervene on his behalf regarding a libelous post by Teresa Nielsen Hayden (posing as an entity called "Hapisofi"). If you read the screenshot posts, as follows below, it all becomes fairly clear.

Teresa Nielsen-Hayden of AW
Here is a person sticking their neck out for someone else in an effort to finally delete a ridiculous and vicious smear by Teresa Nielsen Hayden directed at a well known and respected author who teaches at a college in Virginia and who works with Algonkian workshops. And btw, we've read the original post by Teresa, and let us tell you, it is TRIPLE NASTY.

Our good old bullying Hapisofi went to Hell Town on this one. She must have worn an indignant face, similar to the one on the left, when she wrote that post. It's the face of a self-righteous crusader out to expose and destroy the likes of Robert Bausch and all other famous literary authors who have nothing better to do than lie about winning contests that appear to upset Teresa. Troll times ten!!!!!

Upon reflection, and even given her bullying rep, it makes you wonder what kind of human being acts like this. What kind of person goes out of their way to make up vicious fantasies about others, and what grudge did she have against Bausch, or against Neff for that matter (since she royally trashes him also), or against any one of God knows how many people she has trashed in the past ten years under various guises on chat forums, especially Boing Boing and Absolute Write?

Note how Victoria sidesteps the request to assist with removal of the libelous claim. She says she's all about standing up for writers. Hmmm. But when it comes to Absolute Write, it appears that any outrage is allowable in her book. She leaves Neff hanging. He pleads. She turns a deaf ear. She is a hypocrite, plain and simple. To take on AW would mean risk getting banned and losing her primary source of promoting her tepid fantasy fiction.

If you examine the facts behind this, you will see how this proves beyond any doubt what we've all been saying for years now: Absolute Write is run by bullies, for bullies and by bullies. It is a home to a staggering collection of sociopaths, borderlines, and narcissists of various mental labels, plus a sad group of pitiable ignoramuses who revolve about them as if they're important.