Struggling Not to Speak Ill of the Dead
When one of the leading media figures of the day achieves his success by his giddy disdain for truth and fairness—when one of our leading political figures offers to his admirers a politics inflamed by rage and devoid of ideas—how to withhold a profoundly negative judgment on his life and career?
As just one example, if WC’s difficulty, Breitbart’s selective editing of the Shirley Sherrod video, intentionally making it highly deceptive and misleading, set a low mark for all bloggers. Wherever Breitbart is now, he has some ‘splain’ to do.
An English Pratchett fan WC knows had as her signature tagline, “If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.“
WC suggests that as an epitaph.