But first, I have to comment on the bad reasoning of people who arrive at that conclusion about me (and sadly, they can be found at various websites that don't deserve further attention).
Here's the reasoning, and yes, it has to do with "that whole business" (see here too).
JK will not tell me X, or Y, or Z, about Tom Johnson (because, as I've said, those details would reveal his identity, and I think it would be wrong to do that).Um, it's not valid.
Therefore, JK is telling lies about Tom Johnson.
I think people are entitled to simply not listen to what I have to say. But they're not entitled to call me a liar. That actually would require knowing something about me (that I'm a mendacious sort of person) or having information that falsifies what I've said. People who do know me, and think I'm lying, or encourage others to think I'm lying--well, I need to go back to my Dante post and carve out the proper place for you.
Alright, let's try to rise about the particulars. Why exactly is it so offensive to be thought or called a liar? Comments only on that question. I'll be moderating to filter out any others.