June 06, 2007

please don't leave

After reading through the circus that began late yesterday afternoon and has continued on to this morning at NiT, I am compelled to send a little justification out to Brittney.

I don't understand why she gets so much criticsm. She very rarely dispels her own opinion at NiT. She is a journalist. She is non-biased when it comes to reporting the latest news in Blogland. How anyone can mistake this is beyond me. Ironically, because she is so good at what she does, and because she does have such high journalistic integrity, she allows free speech in the comments of her posts - to the point that people abuse this right by abusing her. It makes me so sad to see such childish, horrible name-calling - by adults, no less - caused by such a fundamental misunderstanding. As I read through the comments at the originating post, and then at the follow-up post, I realized that everyone was disgusted about the same thing. EVERYONE (including Brittney and her Nemisis) was in agreement that the content of the originating article was infuriating. There was no denying that. What may now be equally infuriating is the lengths some will go to kill the messenger over message. If this guy really wanted to blast the article, he should have done so where it was published. But because his true beef lies with Brittney, the article was just an excuse to come out of the woodwork and get a little attention.

Here's a tip for you Sam Smith: Brittney's not going give up being the true journalist that she is, even if you can't take it. And we're not going to give up supporting her.

Here's a tip for you Brittney: for every one Sam Smith, or Ted Olson, or 'hiding behind Anonymous or other ridiculous pseudonyms' out there, there are a dozen Emily's, Hutch's, Malia's, Ivy's, Aunt B's, etc....

Keep up the good work Brit. Please don't quit.


At 3:09 PM, Blogger holly said...

...and Hollys too.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Lynnster said...

Aw.. I love that last paragraph, Emily. You're totally cool.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Lynnster said...

(Um, I meant the "Here's a tip for you Brittney" one. I didn't see that very last line 'til it was too late. Ha!)

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Liz said...

I agree, I'll hate it if she leaves, and the way those people acted was downright disgusting.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger 'Coma said...

Just saw this and I thought the last bit was just great.


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