Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bloggers "Be Nice"?

There's been some chat about the "bloggers be nice" admonition; that perhaps the general tone of some bloggers is a bit Apparently the concept was raised by a writer at the NYSlimes. No surprise there; the NYT has not employed real men for about 40 years, and at the rate it's going, it may not employ anyone at all 10 years hence. The closest thing to "manliness" on the NYT staff is Maureen Dowd.

Whatever. As Wiggy says, blog-readers eventually gravitate away from some, towards others, in an unending undirectional undulation. You can see a picture of undulation in the sine curve. (Hint: you are looking in the wrong place if you seek 'undulation' in still photos, but you may catch some undulation in Paris Hilton videos.)

At any rate, Coulter has a few things to say about nasty stuff in writing (or speech):

This is what Winston Churchill said about the Labor Party's Ramsay MacDonald:

"I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as 'The Boneless Wonder.' My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye, and I have waited 50 years to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench."

Oh, no--that's not all:

And guess what public figure was constantly accused of making "outrageous" remarks, trading in "insults, trashings and character assassinations"? Of what public figure was it asked: "Who can examine this record of insults and say that here is a man of class?"

That's right: Ronald Reagan. Those particular quotes are from Washington Post columnists Richard Cohen and Colman McCarthy...One more item for the delusional Miss Grundys still obtusely citing Reagan as their model of "niceness": As governor of California, Reagan gave student protesters at Berkeley the finger. Remember that next time you ask yourself: "What would Reagan do?"

There's the answer to the question "How shall we respond to the NYSlimes' suggestions?"


David L Alexander said...

"Reagan gave student protesters at Berkeley the finger. Remember that next time you ask yourself: 'What would Reagan do?'"

I hate to admit it, but it also sounds like something I would do.

I miss The Gipper.

Brian Michael Page said...

If those clownfolk at the Times expect me to be a little more politically correct, I'm afraid they're hallucinating.