Much was blogged about Donald Luskin's attorney's letter to "Atrios". Now let's see what everyone writes about the "joint statement" here. Yes, "Atrios" posted it too - Glenn Reynolds linked to it.
The posts I saw presented Donald Luskin as the bad guy, for dragging lawyers in. And at the Atrios site commenters presented the joint statement as a unilateral capitulation by Luskin, gracefully handled by "Atrios".
Sorry, but that one doesn't pass the giggle test. It doesn't even pass the ROTFLMAO test.
I don't have any inside information - I don't know either of the two. But IMO "Atrios" was faced with being outed and thus associated with what he posts, and he didn't like it, so he ran like a scalded dog.