Because I said I would give more context|
"primarily used as cover."
That's the part that makes me hope he is speaking from ignorance. Because it's not true.
He's posted again, though, and clarified his opinion. It's really sad. I wonder if he realizes he's actually giving people an incentive to behave badly? If people are trying to say something thoughtful and useful, all you have to do to shut them up is behave badly; then Scalzi gets to decide that the *whole conversation* has been completely pointless.
Talk about ignorant.