I made the mistake of wandering into the comments section of Melinda Henneberger’s latest story for Politics Daily. I didn’t read all of them, but there was one in particular in which someone engaged in vicious, misogynist name-calling. Since it wasn’t deleted, I hope that means she hasn’t read it yet. I’m going to email another editor to see if it can be deleted.
Less heinous, but still disturbing, were attacks on Melinda’s writing style and skill. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but Melinda is an accomplished writer, with nothing to prove on that score. In any case, I would not have another writer criticized in the process of defending me.
Anonymity and a sense of injury do not make everything fair game.