Did a restaurant critic get pounded – literally – for something he wrote on a blog? The folks at Gawker certainly intimate that Steve Barnes, a critic for the Albany Times-Union, was a target. The poor guy really got hammered (see pic).
In this day and age of ‘find anyone, anywhere’ blogging, should opinionated writers be packing heat (or at least hiring a blogging bodyguard)?
It’s nice to think that the words we write don’t live in a vacuum, but that same freedom could come with some serious ramifications.
Speak your mind, but proceed with caution. Not everyone was raised as well as you.
Now excuse me, I’ve got some push-ups to do…