Roger Simon emailed yesterday that he was about to call with good news. Then he called, and it was good. What was OSM will once again be Pajamas Media. Roger assured us they had no intention of causing us any trouble and, given what they’re creating, it’s easy to imagine they’ve got a lot to deal with.
By the way, if this post doesn’t make any sense to you, start here.
What’s nice, actually, is how all this got worked through. Other blogs picked up on the possibility of conflict before we did; other blogs offered advice, for the most part constructive, to both us and Pajamas Media. Lawyers were consulted, but not resorted to. This is a good thing; apart from being cheaper, it engenders trust and confirms that this system — this infinite number of fact checkers — works.
So we wish the once and future Pajamas Media well, and the Internet isn’t all that big; we’ll all be seeing each other again down the road.