Here's one of mine: possibly, this incident would have been less damaging to Mr. Jordan and CNN had the tape and the transcript of the Jordan comments been release up front. As always, "the cover-up is worse than the crime."
And we're the progeny of Senator McCarthy, the KKK and every idiot-nutcase ever born now?
Take Bertrand Pecquerie, director of the World Editors Forum, the organization for editors within the World Association of Newspapers, please. Mourning Jordan's decision to step down, Pecquerie likened bloggers to the "sons of Senator McCarthy" and "scalps' hunters."
Steve Lovelady, managing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review Daily Web site, blasted Jordan's Internet critics in an e-mail to New York University professor Jay Rosen's blog PressThink (available at journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink): "The salivating morons who make up the lynch mob prevail."
Also on Rosen's site, reader William Boykin fumed: "Jordan has just been tire-necklaced by a bloodthirsty group of utopian, bible-thumping knuckledraggers that believe themselves to be bloggers but are really just a street gang." And these unhinged heavy-breathers accuse bloggers of being a lynch mob?
Too much free speech for the unwashed, I guess.
Observe as a new meme is born: the right-wing blogger as First Amendment antagonist.
(Thanks to various Fellow Knuckle-draggers)
UPDATE: Mr. Lovelady drops a few comments at Vodkapundit. Nice to see someone schooling him as to the difference between 'friendly fire'--accidental fire on friendlies--and deliberate targeting of someone known not to be the enemy.