PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts

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  1. Frankly, much of this is Lemon’s own doing. He wanted to assert his POV based on his experiences and standing in the field. If you’re bound and determined to make an argument based on an appeal to personal authority-you should expect to have your own bona fides subject to scrutiny.

    Particularly when much of Lemon’s story has evolved or changed over time. Or appears to be contradictory or anecdotal.

    Comment by JadeGold — Saturday, August 23, 2003 @ 12:20 pm

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  3. JG,

    The issue isn’t that people are scrutinizing Lemon’s assertions. That’s all fine and dandy. But it’s beyond the pale to take quips on blogs beyond the comment sections of blogs. It’s a closed system. It’s not legitimate to go beyond the blog and interfere in people’s personal lives.

    Comment by James Joyner — Saturday, August 23, 2003 @ 12:49 pm

  4. JJ,

    I’ll type more slowly so you might understand.

    Lemon chose to broach this subject. He chose to make assertions-questionable ones- based on his experiences. Nobody arbitrarily decided to ferret out conservative, in-the-closet blogger/profs at evil liberal colleges.

    If one is truly concerned about anonymity beyond one’s blog-one really shouldn’t interject those aspects of one’s personal or professional life one doesn’t wish to invite greater scrutiny.

    Comment by JadeGold — Saturday, August 23, 2003 @ 1:45 pm

  5. Perhaps one ought read more slowly.

    Joyner’s point is that arguing with Lemon’s assertions is perfectly fine, but threatening personal attacks in “real life” is what is problematic.

    Comment by Steven — Saturday, August 23, 2003 @ 1:52 pm

  6. No sh*t. Draw the line at anything beyond a well reasoned argument. Well, maybe some snarky remarks. But geez. Let people be.

    Comment by John — Saturday, August 23, 2003 @ 11:52 pm


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