Let's have a poll. How long will Brady continually play the victim? I agree Jim, you don't understand the internet. It's not calculus, but your phony outrage tries to make it seem like it is.
"Howell's inadvertent error prompted a handful of bloggers to urge their readers to go to post.blog to vent their discontent, and in the subsequent four days we received more than a thousand comments in our public forum. Only, the word "comments" doesn't convey the obscene, vituperative tone of a lot of the postings, which were the sort of things you might find carved on the door of a public toilet stall. About a hundred of them had to be removed for violating the Post site's standards, which don't allow profanity or personal attacks.
I get that many comments in a couple of threads in one day. How many death threats did she receive? I save mine and I'd be willing to share them with you.
"How did it feel to be mugged by the blogosphere?"
You call what happened to you a mugging? I'd like to ask some people who have actually been mugged and see if some emails and comments you received are synonymous with somebody who has been beaten, robbed and left for dead. Just face it already, the way you acted was childish. You feel like a fool because Jane made you look like one. Instead of talking to her directly- you had to organize an online panel to discuss the issue.
I believe you really need some blogger training. Call me up and let's discuss it. There are many journalists that know me including some from the Washington Post, so they'll vouch for C&L. I'll show you exactly how many truly obscene comments I get-what I do about them and how you can better run your own operation without making yourself look foolish.