Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Boo. Hiss.

Unbeknownst to me, there has been quite a little brou-ha-ha over anonymous, pseudonymous blogging, particularly focused on pseudonymous political blogging and crass, dumb blog posts taking juvenile aim at serious topics.

Who the fuck would ever post anonymously, or under stupid fake names, to make occasionally-thoughtful, usually stupid observations, frequently at the expense of others ??!!??

13 comments:

The Jestaplero said...

Ed Whelan is a putz.

Jesus H Christ said...

You, sir, are correct, sir!

Thomas Paine said...

I agree.

Sigmund Freud said...

I agree.

Senator Fred Thompson said...

I agree.

Donald J. Rickles said...

I agree, you hockey puck!

Charles Hawtrey said...

I agree.

Charley Starkweather said...

I agree.m

mister muleboy said...

You, sir, are correct, sir!

George Mason said...

dirty fucker . . . .

Juvenile Buffoon said...

I disagree! That Jestaplero has his head up his ass as usual!

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Brouhaha? Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha – er, right. Sorry.

So yeah, I was actually following that back ‘n forthiness as it developed yesterday and wondering, as you did, who except a lowly COWARD with a job or a family to support or to avoid hurting would begrudge having his pseudonym blown so that his boss & his boss’s boss could scrutinize every opinion & every joke he’s ever offered on his own time?

But on the other hand, sometimes hell does indeed freeze over:

My Apologies to Publius [Ed Whelan]
On reflection, I now realize that, completely apart from any debate over our respective rights and completely apart from our competing views on the merits of pseudonymous blogging, I have been uncharitable in my conduct towards the blogger who has used the pseudonym Publius. Earlier this evening, I sent him an e-mail setting forth my apology for my uncharitable conduct. As I stated in that e-mail, I realize that, unfortunately, it is impossible for me to undo my ill-considered disclosure of his identity. For that reason, I recognize that Publius may understandably regard my apology as inadequate.

http://bench.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MjljOTg3NDY4ZWUzZWFkODliMzU4M2M3NGM5YTQ2N2Q=

The Jestaplero said...

In a way, this makes Whelan an even bigger douchebag. Y'know?

In that, if the guy was simply incapable of recognizing what a dick move he pulled, that would be one thing.

But now we come to learn that if he had just calmed down and gotten over the humiliation he suffered over the whole publius/Volok exchange he would have eventually realized that outing publius was a huge dick move.

It was all about Whelan impulsively lashing out because his ego and pride were injured. What a total douche.