The American Thinker points out that Ben Domenech, the “Red State” blogger who took a spot at the Washington Post only to resign this morning after he was outed for blatant plagiarism, is guilty of multiple transgressions. Too bad – he should have thought before he copied.
Unfortunately, the blogosphere is abuzz with commentary on the virtriol Domenech sometimes spewed, and later regreted.
“There is not a blogger on this planet who has not written something and then regretted hitting the “publish” button. The immediacy and speed with which blogs cover and comment on issues sometimes leads to writing stupid, emotional posts full of ad-hominem attacks and vituperative digressions from the facts.”
I don’t condone – in fact I denounce the guy’s actions – he may win the Press Plagiarist of the Year Award after only a few days on the job – that could be a record. But, it is getting apparent that people are going too far – using the tools given them to seek and destroy.
We are quickly forgetting we are human, and this will only get worse. Many are laughing now – but their turn will come up soon.
“You cannot always prevent people from speaking evil about you, but you can live so that their stories will be false.” — Unknown
Lookee there. I don’t even know who the hell said that, but how damn easy is it to give a little credit anyway? Too damn easy.
What a sad, pathetic bunch, on all sides. Someone thinks they won here, but in the grand scheme, everyone will turn out the loser.