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Re: Rules of Engagement?
Charles Mueller wrote --
> Fuel has been added to the fire, though, when list members jump in
> and say, 'Now boys, tut, tut,' piously blaming the victim as well as his
> attacker. This typically happens on a list, of course, as a result of fear,
> a reluctance to criticize a bully who has shown his willingness to verbally
> abuse any who oppose his views.
CM: Members of Congress, unless I've been misled, don't allow their
incoming mail to be trashed d.o.a., dead on arrival....
DM: This is, of course, nothing but a fantasy.
CM: How do you know it's a "fantasy"?
DM: Because I know the way the Hill works. / Guess you were "misled," huh?
CM: I don't think so. If I recall, there was considerable discussion here
earlier about you being the 'journalist' from Microsoft....
I've checked it all and found no such discussion. Kendall Clark said Mr.
McCullagh's comments on the conference "seemed fair and fairly insightful."
I find the reports that Mr. McCullagh has written for other media and cc'd
to the list reasonably evenhanded (perhaps even increasingly so), while I
am disgusted at the pro-MS bias -- sometimes overt, sometimes subtle -- in
much of what I see on the CNN and ABC Web sites and in the NYT piece quoted
here. I can't remember agreeing with anything Mr. McCullagh has written for
this list as a private member of this list, but that doesn't make him an
M'soft flack (and it's hard to take him seriously after Glenn Livezey got
through with him; love ya, Doc). So that was unjustified in my view.
And I don't think you're a fool, a loon, or a wacko, so that was
unjustified in my view.
So I said so. And if that was done out of fear, then I remain,
Dan "King Tut" Strychalski