Most of this stuff has been reconciled by those involved. but it does highlight how learning to use the web is not the same as a classroom.
After four years they have all learned more about "this new media" outlet.
On the web what Jeff says or does can be on the lap of the person he criticises, or on the lap of someone who knows more on the subject than Jeff, so he will find that after a statement about the music education in some place or country being bad, he will meet someone from that music scene on-line to put him right....but he will still argue his point even though he has no real practical experience of it.
Jeff is cool though, get past the attitude, and is getting better with teaching and being on-line because whether he likes it or not, in the classroom he is in charge, its his class and those in there have taken the time and trouble to attend with the shared attitude to learn...plus the added incentive of they have paid.
In Jeffs early dealing with other players and the web, he did not know the golden rule which is ,treat everyone as having the same knowledge as you...till you learn different.
So Jeff would make claims, draw conclussions, cite info he thinks as valid as facts etc, o just run into brick walls when it come back to him to clarify what he is saying.
We have all experienced this and we all learn to deal with the web as a big open place with ideas, not absolutes.
You are pretty sure that is you make a reference as an absolute, then someone will post it being used in the opposite way....can't do that, no one does this....you will find out you can and people do.
In my school teacher could be hard nosed, bust your balls, push you to limits because it was their class, we coud not leave, we had no choice but to be there.
The same with private teaching you are paying to be taught, and so long as you are you wear the teachers attitude as "................. but they are a good person once you get to know them" sort of statement, that familiar feeling that develops between you, cannot happen on-line as easy.
From musicians to sportsmen, politicians to well a lot of ordinary people on You Tube, the web has all caught us out, so we have learned to modify how we interact with it and those that use it.....those that have not will always be on You Tube in some form or another.
Jeff is cool, but he will alway get better results being sweet that he does being sour.