The Blogosphere’s Bullies
If you ever wonder why a blogger you were reading for a while disappeared or burned out, consider today’s story about conservative bloggers who have seen their jobs and families threatened. Their crime? Posting political views that someone disagreed with.
There is something diseased in our political culture when this is considered tolerable behavior. The price of political opinion, even dissenting opinion, should never be the loss of an unrelated job or the vulnerability of a family member to a physical threat.
Tolerance of such bullying only encourages it.