Jim at Old Truth just loves us. He really does. He likes us. I’ve made his little hit piece (thanks again Jim). So after sending him a thank you email, what is a guy to do? Well, come share it over here with you guys. Now, I have to say that I am really disappointed in this post by Jim. It is not his best work, trust me.

CRN.INFO Post from Joe Martino - Time: Time: January 9, 2008

Not a comment, but a post on CRN.INFO in which Joe Martino admits to watchdogging: “I’ve been watching some fascinating discussion on the internet“. But who has Joe been watching? He answers: “… these Online Discernment Ministries (ODM)…“.

Now, this kills me because Jim is so eager to condemn me that he tries to rewrite what I said. Did you catch it? Jim says,

But who has Joe been watching? (Emphasis Mine)

Jim, Jim, Jim, changing my words doesn’t help your case. Let’s look at what I actually wrote (which for some reason Jim had the common decency to put up there for me, Thanks again Jim).

I wrote

I’ve been watching some fascinating discussion on the internet over the last 7-10 days. (Emphasis Mine–do you have to do that when you’re quoting yourself?)

Do you see what Jim did in his hurry there? He changed my “what” to a “who.” So either Jim is intentionally being dishonest and slandering me (Yes, I’ll be contacting an attorney in the morning) or he just missed that day of grammar class. Jim, write what you want about me. I’m not afraid to be marked. You do whatever you gotta do, I’m not going anywhere.

Ironically, I’ve thought about it. I started thinking that it just wasn’t worth our time. Then you changed tactics. You created your little hit piece on Chris and Tim. Ingrid did her thing with that band. I realized we must be driving you guys a little crazy. If you actually have to subscribe to our RSS feed, and scan our comments all over the blog world to criticize us we must be doing something right. So, I’m staying here. I’m gonna keep posting. I’m gonna keep pointing out silly things like the whole “When Jesus returns, He will not be in a good mood.” nonsense. You’ve helped motivate me, Jim.

Which brings us back to this post, Jim. You took my words and twisted them, Jim. That’s not very sporting, nor is it very honest. I’ll be looking forward to you putting this up on the hit piece. Just do me a favor and quote me accurately.


Everyone else, if you missed the above link you can click on this one. I don’t know if he’s doing his little redirect thing or not


*******UPDATE For Jim and All*******

Jim, the majority of the conversation I was watching happened on this blog and a couple of others that I will not share with you. Kind of missed that one, too.

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10 Comments(+Add)

1   Keith    http://fivepts.blogspot.com
January 11th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Yes, I’ll be contacting an attorney in the morning

Oh, come on, Joe. You’re FAMOUS! Revel in the moment!

2   iggy    http://wordofmouthministries.blogspot.com/
January 11th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Yes, I’ll be contacting an attorney in the morning


That’ll get them going for sure!

Ken will have it that you are now going to sue Oldtruth.com… or Jim or whoever…

Jim will write more hit pieces as he holds to protect the traditions of the Reformers who once rejected the traditions of the RCC…

And yes, Jim is the master as subtle manipulation of the truth… I mean the “old” truth…


3   Neil    
January 11th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

So the basis of his rant is that CRN I&A watches the watchers. Apparently he Googled the Latin in the header. So what’s the problem?


4   Joe Martino    http://joemartino.name
January 11th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

LOL, the “attorney” is just a friend of mine. I will not be pursuing any litigation. Jim can write whatever he wants to write. I just feel special that I get that type of attention.

5   Neil    
January 11th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Seriously… I don’t understand the big deal in being a watcher of the watchers – it’s in the banner for cry’n out loud…


6   Joe Martino    http://joemartino.name
January 11th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

I’m not all that worried about that. I just think that is a not an accurate representation of what I wrote.

7   Tim Reed, Owosso MI    http://churchvoices.com
January 11th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I’m not all that worried about that. I just think that is a not an accurate representation of what I wrote.


8   Jimmy    http://www.relevantchristian.com
January 11th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Ahh….Joe Martino…Whatcher of watchers….kind of a catchy title dont’cha think?

You should get a shirt that says that. :)

9   Joe Martino    http://joemartino.name
January 11th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

I want to get a couple of shirts, but the prices are SO expensive. I’m off to bed.

10   Neil    
January 11th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

I understand Joe, I’m just trying to figure out what his issue is… I mean we watch the watchers – so what? He makes that the big argument of his post, as if it’s some big point to score – shoot it’s in the banner!