Via Pinto, you really have to go read Phillies blog crashburnalley’s email exchange with Bill Conlin (you may remember Conlin as the dumb, obnoxious, loudmouthed guy from ESPN’s The
Sportswriters Sports Reporters, which is saying a lot in that crowd). Honestly, I was surprised to learn that Conlin had email. This is a highlight:
The only positive thing I can think of about Hitler’s time on earth–I’m sure he would have eliminated all bloggers. In Colonial times, bloggers were called “Pamphleteers.” They hung on street corners handing them out to passersby. Now, they hang out on electronic street corners, hoping somebody mouses on to their pretentious sites. Different medium, same MO.
Leave aside the familiar forms of statistical illiteracy that gets Conlin to this point in the argument, let’s consider an analogy in which Conlin:
1. Praises Hitler for the very thing that made him Hitler
2. Wishes for mass murder of bloggers
3. Somehow paints the pamphleteers who called for American independence as the bad guys.
It’s a depthless hole.