Ed Driscoll

WOW: One of the dangers

WOW: One of the dangers of owning a Blog is that you’re essentially live without a net. There’s no gruff but benign veteran Lou Grant-style editor to say, “Son, are you sure you want to say that?” Or simply redline out potentially offensive language.

Or as that sage philosopher, Uncle Ben Parker once said, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. And a great chance to do something that causes you to auger the aircraft deep, deep, into the ground when you hit that button labeled “Post & Publish”.

As this fellow just did.

(Via John Hawkins.)

UPDATE: Oliver Willis writes, “Sometimes you drink the kool-aid and think blogs can do better than the real world, and then you see that. Sick.”

Exactly.

Michele Catalano and her commenters have some thoughts as well.