Don’t piss off the blogosphere, says the Washington Post

The Washington Post carries this story about how the blogosphere can turn on you when you try to censor it:

Pincus’s comments attracted dozens of posters eager to scold Gunty, and it quickly spread to several other bloggers who started their own discussion strings about the long-ago incident. “If Murry Gunty didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him,” one liberal blogger, Frank Paynter, wrote. Gunty’s photo was posted on Pincus’s blog and various aspects of his life and work were ridiculed.

Legal threats are usually not the way to go.. I wish people would learn that lesson.

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