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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Angry Chinese Blogger weighs in On Bosco Smear

I guess Haloscan was down for a bit so comments couldn't be attached to the post that follows this one. ACB emailed me and asked me to post this for him. Good thing too, because Haloscan doesn't accept comments this long and every point he makes is spot-on. Thank you and others for your understanding and positive feedback on this distasteful situation.

Ellen
Angry American Wife

A blog that I administer was recently targeted by Mr. Wittenberg and his campaign to publicise his vendetta, and I have something to say about it that I would ask you to consider adding in support of your editorial.

Mr. Wittenberg seems to have been rather busy of late.

I was sent what at first appeared to be a serious comment about blog censorship, naming a man who supposedly attacked other bloggers for publishing less than favorable articles about his workplace. I admit that I was interested because censorship is a topic that I often write on, but it turned out to be a part of this attack on Mr. Bosco.

Anybody who reads Mr. Wittenberg’s website will see that it is opinionated and rather patronizing, not only to Mr. Bosco, but also of the reader. This man has a problem with Mr. Bosco and seems intent on roping as many people into it as he can find, and I have yet to see or hear anything to convince me the he is anything but a whinger.

Thank you for telling us of the nature of the pressure exerted on other bloggers. I had images of Mr. Bosco marching around with a lawyer, issuing court notices on unsuspecting bloggers, rather than politely asking Richard of Peking Duck, which I read regularly and greatly admire, to look at what this man had written and asking him to make up his own mind.

So far the great conspiracy spoken of, to remove criticism, seems to render down to one blogger removing offensive and untrue material from his own website when he was made aware that it was part of a vendetta.

I doubt that Richard could be pressured into retracting an article or removing a comment, but he certainly would listen to a reasoned argument that material was defamatory and untrue. Mr. Wittenberg, you have used my blog and blogs that I look up to to spread false stories. May your bytes drop off.

Having been perplexed enough to actually read some of Mr. Wittenberg's writing I will say this regarding freedom of speech, which Mr. Wittenberg seems to feel is important enough invoke.

Freedom of speech, as signed into the constitution by his forebears, was never intended to allow one individual to defame another without grounds or base. It was not intended to allow the spread of rumor, gossip or to facilitate personal campaigns of hatred.

Mr. Wittenberg is entitled to his opinions, but not to impinge on the rights or dignity of others, or as in this case, in the in trays and comments boxes of others.

Mr. Wittenberg, just as Viagra and penis extension adverts are not welcome to darken my comments or inbox, so you to are not welcome to enter.

Angry Chinese Blogger


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