Wednesday, December 05, 2007
A word about civility, if I may.
Shorter Blogging Tory Brian Lemon: "Fuck them and their grief."
BY THE WAY, it's interesting to see how even some of Brian's self-described conservative commenters are turning on him. One wonders how quickly Brian is going to disappear that posting, MaryT-like, down the memory hole. Luckily, I have the screenshots.
But you knew that.
BY THE WAY(2), in case I haven't made this clear before, while we can make fun of when we think Brian will come to his senses and frantically delete that post, let me state unequivocally that I don't think disappearing something like that even remotely qualifies as taking responsibility for it.
Long-time readers will, of course, recall the incident I linked to above, in which Brian's batshit fucking crazy co-blogger "MaryT" published an astonishingly insulting and homophobic screed that embarrassed even Brian to the extent that he deleted it.
Sadly, as you can see, normally sentient commenters fell over themselves praising Brian for his good judgment in the comments section there.
Well, fuck that.
Quite simply, that wasn't Brian's call to make. If MaryT posted it, then MaryT should have been responsible for dealing with the fallout. By Brian deleting that posting, MaryT was absolved of any responsibility for it.
There is this weird attitude in the Idiot-sphere that, if you make it go away, you can pretend it never existed. Remember how that wretchedly irresponsible piece about Iran and Jews and badges just vanished from the web site of the National Post? Of course you do.
But is that supposed to make everything all right, then? That's an interesting proposal since it suggests that, if I just went back and deleted my infamous "Wanda Watkins" post, then everyone should immediately stop picking on me, correct? And how many of you think that would happen?
Yes, there's a hilarious double standard here. Wanker drops post -- all is forgiven. CC drops post? I don't think so.
Anyway, I'm not going to guess what Brian's going to do when he finally sobers up, but I'm willing to bet my left nut that it won't involve an apology of any kind. I'm guessing that it's going to be business as usual.