Clickbait and BS: As FAA Review of SpaceX’s Starbase Plan Heats Up, Debate Sinks into the Swamp

Herb’s BS

So, last week I wrote a story about serious concerns being raised by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Park Service about the impact of SpaceX’s plan to launch Super Heavy/Starship rockets from its Starbase facility:

Report: SpaceX’s Boca Chica Plans Face Serious Objections from FWS, NPS

It generated a lot of discussion and debate (212 comments to date) and alerted my readers to a potentially serious obstacle to SpaceX’s plans in Texas in regards to the environmental assessment being done by the Federal Aviation Administration. I don’t think the issue was broadly understood.

I discovered a few days later that the story some guy named Herb was trashing the story and me on some other website. He declared the story to “clickbait garbage.” Why? Apparently they had discussed the matter on that forum a couple of months earlier.

What the Eff? This guy has no grasp of what clickbait is. I don’t do clickbait. I write things for my audience. The fact it was discussed on some other website’s forum has no impact on what I do. I don’t think the matter discussed is settled.

It just so happens I’m banned from commenting on that site. I really could care less. It’s their site, they can do what they want. I mean, whatever. Based on the above, I don’t think I’m missing much. I understand the moderator ended up locking the forum because the subsequent discussion sunk into the muck.

I understand that I get trashed periodically over at that site on the forums. Sort of frustrating not to be able to respond. But, whatever.