OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Thursday, December 28, 2006 :::

Some Sense at Last

Aside from comments I've left at Waldo's site during the latest unpleasantness, I've tried to stay out of the increasing silliness that's engulfed portions of the Virginia blog world.

Today, Shaun offers an excellent post on the matter that largely squares with my own thinking (I would differ in that I don't believe Waldo deserved any of insults thrown his way).

There was a time when it seemed that people from both sides could disagree without being disagreeable. And those disagreements could be sharp, indeed. It made things interesting. It made things fun. Now, we have a whole lot less of both and that's terribly sad.

The sniping has gotten to the point where folks like Ward may stop blogging entirely. Another loss. And for what? Blogging is not journalism. Nor is it a blood sport. The sooner we remember that, the sooner we might be able to reclaim at least the patina of civility.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/28/2006 3 comments


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