Explicitly, it’s clear what he’s saying: If you, Mr. or Ms.
Startup founder, don’t play ball with us, we will fuck you over.
But the implicit stuff is more insidious to me.
Arrington is acting as if he’s above the mudslinging by not
revealing details. But the problem with that stance is that had he
not brought up the “sordid situation,” how would anyone have even
known there was mud to be slung?
The piece was bizarrely personal, even by Arrington’s standards.