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Poons of the eponymous blog uncovers an instance of hypocrisy here. Without wishing to become embroiled in a dispute I have not followed, I have to agree with Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads, who urges us not to hand over ammunition to our numerous detractors: “We have to individually lead by example…and not be afraid to challenge bloggers who present themselves as the leaders of blogging when they set a very poor example.Quite.
Otherwise no-one will take any of us seriously, and the old media will continue to get away with dismissing personal contributions to the blogosphere while they themselves try to muscle in on the action while following the poorer example themselves. (Take, just for example, the rather self-serving comment moderation policies of most major newspapers)”.
There are attacks on our freedom of speech aplenty, let’s not poison the atmosphere ourselves by threatening each other with libel suits, which simply plays into the hands of those who would take delight in muzzling us.