Friday, March 23, 2007

I Am Pure You Are Corrupt

As Chris wrote yesterday, we're having another round of "my opinions are pure yours are somehow corrupted" in the blogosphere. I don't claim to be right about everything, but the fact that I disagree with you doesn't necessarily involve some grand conspiracy.

More than that, the "you're corrupt!" crowd tends to mesh fairly well with the "why don't you link to me?" crowd. Some questions answer themselves.

...and this, very silly. My principles are not anything you happen to make up for me, and my role in this universe is not anything you happen to imagine it to be. I've never claimed to be an "independent journalist" and never suggested that politicians can't have conversations without them being broadcast to the world. My goal is to influence, not report, and I've never pretended otherwise.