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  •  aye (none)
    Yup, this is Powerline's moment of shame. And Salon is right in the thick of it. Still, I thought their retraction sucked. They weren't apologizing for what they said.
    •  Jekyll + Hindrocket (none)
      I think it comes down to honor. Discourse allows that you can be wrong (and even go so far as gossip-mongering as in this case) and restore your honor with a forthright retraction and apology. They will remain dishonorable until they fully recant and it will cost them progressively until they do so.

      This probably sounds naive (kos community is of course both savvy and somewhat world-weary), but I think that both Mr. Hinderaker and Mr. Johnson realize this and will come to terms with it sooner or later.

      In this community (Twin Cities), these guys are both playing with fire by living this Jekyll + Hindrocket existence as community leaders and 8th grade gossips at the same time. The anonymity of the blogosphere is nice, but their reputations will undoubtedly suffer in broader professional circles.

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