As laudable as is the effort to engage the Trad Inc. (TM) crowd in rational discussion, they will never respond to such entreaties. Having gotten their collective internet tit caught in a wringer backing the wrong horse long after it became clear that there was at LEAST a prima facie case to be made that Benedict’s resignation was invalid, they have had no choice but to quadruple down on content-free ad hominem invective to save face, not scare the baby, and keep the bucks coming in. To paraphrase Tacitus, error, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity.
Cynical? You bet I am.