Well, not long after suspicions of Hipocrite being a sock puppet of William M. Connolley are raised publicly, Hipocrite suddenly begins disagreeing with WMC and chastises him on his own talk page. This is a classic sock puppeteer move. In this case the maneuver serves two purposes: (1) it allows WMC to air a baseless smear against Fred Singer, a BLP violation even on his talk page BTW, and (2) it attempts to give Hipocrite some plausible deniability against charges of being WMC’s sock puppet.
Sorry there, Willie, but no one’s buying it. This response is just too predictable.
And in other news we take note of the fact that WMC warned Marknutley about removing sources given his restriction on adding them, and threatening to seek added restrictions if he persists. When Mark doesn’t back down Hipocrite comes out of no where and requests the very sanction that WMC threatened. Note that Hipocrite messes up his diffs along the way and, presumably after switching accounts, WMC notices and helpfully fixes them up for Hipocrite. This is a brazen move on WMC’s part but clearly indicative of his faith in his compatriot’s ability to defend him, if needed. He will likely get away with continuing in this manner because he has had the puppet for long enough now that it’s history is now well established.