While I tend to see this whole Gallagher controversy from a different perspective from Eric and J.D., I do understand that they feel a need to respond. They’ve decided to write a letter to CWTI which will appear in the next issue. In it they will no doubt try to make the argument that Gallagher singled them out and intended to demean their scholarship. Again, I will probably disagree with their conclusions, but they have every right to respond. Hopefully, they will be able to make their points in a clear and concise manner; we will have to see if Gallagher takes the opportunity to respond. However, it is going to be difficult to convince readers to sympathize if they are willing to change their book website in such a way. Click here and here. To say that this is the book that Gallagher doesn’t want you to read is not only silly, but has nothing at all to do with what he actually said in the interview.
I’m sorry to say that in my view J.D. and Eric have lost some credibility.