A reminder about blogsposted by The Vidiot @ 7:33 AM Permalink I feel that it is necessary to remind people of something that is very important with regards to blogs and I mean ALL blogs, even the 'good' ones: blogs are silly, blogs are reactionary, blogs are usually inaccurate and worst of all, blogs live forever. Anyone who blogs knows this about blogs and those who think otherwise are delusional, mentally deranged or has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g. Matt Drudge).
The reason I bring this subject up is that I've had this back and forth with a commenter regarding a story that was posted on this blog back in March of 2006. It was about a Suffolk University professor and charges of pornographic misconduct. The story was odd, the blogging on it was even odder and once blogged, the whole thing was completely forgotten.
Well, this person who commented said that the story was inaccurate and that it should be removed and well, that rubbed me the wrong way. Scrubbing is what MSM does, not us. If we print a turd, the turd stays. If the turd must be referenced for clarification, it will be and if the turd needs polished, we'll do that too.
So, I've referenced the turd (see link above) and I also polished the turd (note that I've placed Xs where the names would be.) Seems that the teacher was exonerated and that the student had dubious ulterior motives for reporting the teacher. Though, a note to the person who commented: the names of the people will live on in Google's cache and nobody in our strata of society can do a damn thing about it. Sorry.
In conclusion: Don't believe everything you read, compare and contrast with other postings on the same subject, and check out what sounds fishy and sound off on it if need be. Reading blogs should not be a passive pastime. Here at VidiotSpeak, we'll try to do our due diligence (if it doesn't interfere with a jobs or our family life or our drinking of beer) and we'll clarify whatever needs clarified.
So remember, let's be careful out there. Surf intelligently.