Sunday, October 30, 2005
Welcome to the real world: We here at Hoystory would like to welcome Steven "racist" Gilliard and the idiots over at Daily Kos to the real world, where what you say and do can have an effect on how you are perceived by other people.
For some background check out these two posts. To sum up: A black, liberal, racist slimed Senate candidate and Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele -- a black Republican -- as a "Sambo," complete with tasteless racist imagery. This resulted in the Democrat candidate for Virginia governor, Tim Kaine, pulling his advertising from Gilliard's site.
Which prompted the following responses from Gilliard and his compatriots over at the Daily Kos.
Gilliard reacted angrily, changing his site to read, "Tim Kaine is a coward." He was defended by another liberal Web log, the Daily Kos. "The last thing any of us need are bloggers afraid to be themselves lest they lose out on ad money," the blog said. "It's a chilling effect."
Your actions have consequences. If you're unclear on this concept, then I suggest you find a loaded firearm, switch the safety off, point it at your own head (far away from other, more intelligent people) and pull the trigger. Don't worry, it won't hurt, because if this simple truism can't penetrate your noggin, a bullet won't either.
On a less snarky note: Apparently bloggers have discovered something that newspapers and broadcasters learned a long time ago -- if you tick off your advertisers, they tend not to send money your way.
Grow up. Deal with it.