Sunday, September 07, 2008

Please Name Names

I get so sick of this stuff. From the ailing Robert Novak:
"There are mad bloggers who profess to take delight in my distress, but there's no need to pay them attention in the face of such an outpouring of goodwill for me," Novak wrote. "I had thought 51 years of rough-and-tumble journalism in Washington made me more enemies than friends, but my recent experience suggests the opposite may be the case."
No blogger of any notoriety has been showing any "delight" over Novak's condition. Please.

Yes, I'm sure there is some lowly blogger somewhere that thinks it's dandy the man is suffering from a brain tumor, but no one that would have any readers or impact on the public discourse. I suspect that if you comb through the comments of blogs you could also find a tiny number of anonymous hateful items, but that's not the work of a "mad blogger". Those people aren't even worth talking about unless you're seeking sympathy.

Maybe someday unnamed "bloggers" will not be the go-to whipping boys for those who feel persecuted. Mr. Novak, you had no problem outing a CIA agent, surely you can tell us who the mad bloggers are.

1 comment:

JeromeProphet said...

He's recently converted to Catholicism, and has softened his approach somewhat.

Hope he battles that tumor and kicks its ass.

Speaking of politics and health:

The U.S. waste more money in a week in Iraq than it cost to bring a new blockbuster prescription drug to market.

That's an awful lot of breakthroughs, and treatments which could have helped tens of millions of people all over the world (not to mention drug company profits) all down the drain.

We get what we seek.