A guest column by Todd Breitbart.
Gatemouth is currently tied with Anthony Weiner in the CHN vote for "Loser of the Week"
This column, was originally published under a slightly different name on Sun, 06/22/2008 – 8:03am.
I myself will not be posting comments on this thread, but this is exactly the sort of piece which begs for a comments section.
And Rock agrees.
I first apologize for using a different handle here, but this Room 8 meta stuff is not what my regular column is supposed to be about, and to make my column about such stuff is to let the terrorists win.
It was very heartening when Rock reopened his comments section, because discourse is what this site is about.
It was sad that most, but not all the comments posted in response were ad hominem attacks on Rock and sycophantic response to them from Rock’s “fans.”
It would have been better if Rock and his “fans” had just ignored the insults.
For your consideration, a small sample of the witty incisive commentary that that Ben Smith protects from being sullied by the frightening prospect of a comments section.
Is this thing a pathetic cry for help?
Or is it something far more disturbing like a note from the Unabomber?
You doubt me; let me quote the author:
This article begins my new series of Bloopers, Outtakes and Gaffes which have either been deleted from Room 8, or were too embarrassing even to post here in the first place.
This is the piece; the piece.
As provactive as a red flag, don't you think?
Actually, I kinda like this one.