Blogging Tory Mike Brock decides that the quickest way to deal with embarrassing bloggy history is the memory hole:
I have retracting [sic] my previous post, in response to a desperate request from a friend appealing for my calm over the issue.
And by "retracted," Mike means disappeared entirely. And when an anonymous commenter points out that it's just not done that way:
Deleting blog posts is bad form! You're supposed to revise through updates... you don't DELETE!
Mike unleashes his inner 8-year-old:
File a human rights complaint.
The Blogging Tories: When you want informed, emotionally mature political punditry. But you still want to hear what the other side has to say as well.
AFTERSNARK: Not surprisingly, Blogging Tory and Hitler Youth Scout Leader "Neo Conservative" is all about deleting the embarrassing stuff:
if it's good enough for the cbc and the grope & flail... it's good enough for me
Curiously, Neo doesn't use as an appropriate example the National Post's groundbreaking deletion of a front-page article regarding Iran and Jews and badges. I'm guessing that was just a word limit thing, right, Neo?
Yeah, that must be it. Word limit. Dontcha just hate it when that happens?
P.S. Given that Neo is perpetually obsessed (to the point of being mildly psychotic) about my Wanda Watkins post from months back, one wonders if I could satisfy his obsession by simply going back and -- like a weaselly Blogging Tory -- simply erasing that post permanently.
But I'm guessing that wouldn't really solve anything since I'll bet that, if I did that, then the Neo above who thinks that deleting an embarrassing post is perfectly acceptable and should terminate any discussion about it would suddenly morph into a Neo who sees deleting posts as a clear and public admission of shame which in no way obligates someone to stop yapping on about it for years to come.
Because that's just the kind of mouth-breathing hypocrite Neo is.