Michael Totten

For Fear of Being Rathered

According to Jeremy Brown, Hugh Downs thinks news reporters will censor themselves even more than they did before because they’re afraid they’ll be Rathered by the blogosphere.
Eh. What a silly thing to say. Jeremy found the perfect analogy.

You’re sitting in the back of a bus. You and some of the other passengers begin to notice that the bus is not actually going anywhere. You walk up to the front of the bus and you see that the driver is simply turning the wheel back and forth and saying “vroom-vroom-vroom” to himself, and screeching once in a while. You say, ‘excuse me…you’re not actually driving this thing, are you?’ and he says, ‘Look, buddy, I’m an experienced bus driver and you’re just a passenger. Besides, I can’t do my job if you people are going to keep bitching at me.’