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Melissa McEwan has now quit as well February 13, 2007

Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Cultural Pessimism, Idiots, Politics.
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Link. Details as I find them.

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I understand that there will be progressive bloggers who feel I am making the wrong decision, and I offer my sincerest apologies to them. One of the hardest parts of this decision was feeling as though I’m letting down my peers, who have been so supportive.

There will be some who clamor to claim victory for my resignation, but I caution them that in doing so, they are tacitly accepting responsibility for those who have deluged my blog and my inbox with vitriol and veiled threats. It is not right-wing bloggers, nor people like Bill Donohue or Bill O’Reilly, who prompted nor deserve credit for my resignation, no matter how much they want it, but individuals who used public criticisms of me as an excuse to unleash frightening ugliness, the likes of which anyone with a modicum of respect for responsible discourse would denounce without hesitation.

This is a win for no one

Let’s look at those last few lines again.

It is not right-wing bloggers, nor people like Bill Donohue or Bill O’Reilly, who prompted nor deserve credit for my resignation, no matter how much they want it, but individuals who used public criticisms of me as an excuse to unleash frightening ugliness, the likes of which anyone with a modicum of respect for responsible discourse would denounce without hesitation.

Fair enough.  Just so long as you recognize the fact, Melissa, that the denunciation covers your own hate-filled diatribes, and especially Amanda’s.  Acknowledge the “ugliness” in your own writing, and show genuine contrition for it, and this statement looks a whole lot better.

Melissa’s statement looks better than Amanda’s, but it still smacks pretty heavily as being mostly self-serving.

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