Spotted this on teh Guardian site today and thought of DUllman. Disappointingly, the article doesn’t seem particularly relevant to our homeopathic friend but there are a couple of half-decent lines and one or two interesting titbits. This chap Gessen at one point apparently invokes Orwell and says: “Don’t imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet regime, or any other regime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.” Doesn’t pull his punches, does he? The article also reports that Gessen stormed into Gawker’s comments section and laid down a piece of his mind [which calls this to mind: http://xkcd.com/386/] and it seems he got something of a shitstorm in return – “Gawker’s writers and commenters responded by performing close readings on Gessen’s posts the likes of which not even IA Richards could have imagined. Half a dozen websites sprung up denouncing Gessen and his blog.”
Incidentally, this bit reminded me of Marianne Mikko:
In 2006 US judge Edward Fadeley called the blogosphere “a veritable wild west of verbal ambushes and shoot-outs, with very little fear of legal recourse to keep character assassination, defamation and dirty business tricks in check”.
Here’s just one of my favourite Dana moments: homeopathic revolution. If you have any funny examples of Drive-By Dana visiting your blog (or any drive-by commenter visiting any blog, come to that), please leave a link in the comments section below.