Recently, the Evil Blogger Conspiracy held a closed-doors meeting in our secret lair, deep in a wilderness area of South Carolina ... or maybe it was a mountain ... or a swamp ... or the back of an arcade in a shopping mall ... who knows? It doesn't matter where we met, just that we were secretly conspiring to go after Rick over his allegations that bloggers are evil shadowy characters who make extreme and unsubstatiated allegations, while hiding out of the reach of public contact behind veils of secrecy.
Yep, real shadowy characters ... secret handshake, decoder rings and all.
As one of those bloggers who he could not reach, I got an email from him which complained about how he was being protrayed and naming who some of the affiliations of those who ran the blog sites which he expressed concerns about:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 5:12 PM
To: Earl Capps
Subject: Re: RE: Invitation to 10/15 6PM to Spartanburg
You were not included in the original Press Release.
I was referring to ....Quinn...Starboard....TTS.
However, you jumped at it!
Think about it....a blogger workimg for a firm that gets paid by a Pres. Candidate.....a sure conflict of interest.
Finally, several of these Bloggers do not make known to the Public, contact information for the Editor of these web-sites.
Rick, please do us a favor: stop treating people like they're stupid with this sort of misleading crap, and we'll stop picking on you.