A reader writes:
I watched your response to the Gary Weiss article in Salon and was impressed. You should know that Weiss is pretty much for sale. I’ve spent the past five years looking into his history and it’s very sordid. He simply does not take strong positions out of principle. He must have something to gain. In this case, it could be as simple as pimping his upcoming book on Ayn Rand, or it could be to poke at Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com, a Paul supporter and sworn enemy of Weiss). But there’s always something. Now that you’ve taken a shot at him, you’ll be in his list. He has a history of adding negative reviews on Amazon.com to the books written by people he clashes with. Wikipedia is another favorite venue.
Here’s some more on Weiss and his methods.