A.C. Kleinheider’s thinks I’m wrong

A.C. Kleinheider thinks I’m wrong: I guess I made an offer of a suggestion he could easily refuse.

He’s right, of course: fish gotta swim, bloggers gotta blame.

I promise, however, that A.C. will not wake up with a horse-head in his bed.

Update: Jeff Jarvis agrees with A.C.. For the record: I didn’t call for a moratorium on being outraged at inaction and incompetence. My “plea” was in response to posts I read from right-wing bloggers using satellite photos of busses as an attempt to prove Nagin’s incompetence and from left-wing bloggers using out-of-context comments and rumors to prove Bush’s incompetence. However, at the same time, I’m seeing inspirational responses to this tragedy by bloggers that are displaying to me that the blogosphere can have a much higher calling and role than serving as a real-time platform for pinning blame.

(via: Nashville is Talking)

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  • Chris Wage


    My “plea” was in response to posts I read from right-wing bloggers using satellite photos of busses as an attempt to prove Nagin’s incompetence and from left-wing bloggers using out-of-context comments and rumors to prove Bush’s incompetence.

    I have been disgusted at this stuff as well — but the best response to them is not to poopoo them for inappropriate timing, but rather to point out how ridiculous the claims are (or ignore it altogether, as I have been trying to do with Hobbs).

  • Roger Abramson

    Rex —

    As you might recall, I thought it would have been nice if everyone had shut up for just 24 hours after the London bombings. You probably saw where that got me.

    So, point fingers I say! Gives us something to do when we’re not writing checks to the Red Cross or wherever. My only problem is that I’m starting to find the things that some people say to be rather predictable. Not everyone, just some folks.

  • rex

    Roger, while I don’t recall it, I’m can feel your pain. I think after this is all over, I’ll develop an emergency blaming plan, so that I can pull it out and blame all the usual suspect.

  • Busy Mom

    Rex Hammock’s “Blame-O-Matic.com”. A one-stop site where people can conveniently vote for whatever theory they believe caused this mess. Methinks you’re onto something…