Tit for Tat

John Bruce thinks I should be held back a year in school for sentiments I expressed in yesterdays post, which would put me… out of school.

That’s fair, I suppose. It wasn’t exactly fair of me to announce I don’t like somebody while telling you to read what he said. John simply hasn’t made himself famous for being… nice. Or entertaining. In fact, almost all of his best posts stand out for being almost hyper-critical, a steady diet of which can be a little wearing.

Nevertheless, where he aims is generally a target worth shooting. In this case, it’s not so much Glenn Reynolds as the chummy attitude with which the blogosphere treats its celebrities. I’ve seen all sorts of compliments showered on the Instapundit blatantly in hopes of garnering his patronage, without any consideration of whether we really ought to *want* such support.

A few thousand extra visitors can’t be bad, can it? I suppose not – by some miracle those visitors may become returning readers. But Instapundit may very well be being sustained by the very bloggers who are clammoring for his attention. So what’s the message that *he’s* supporting? Among other things, apparently, it’s [libertarian transhumanism](http://mthollywood.blogspot.com/2006/03/so-what-does-glenn-reynolds-believe.html), which could easily be understood as “wacko.”

5 thoughts on “Tit for Tat”

  1. I suppose that’s his prerogative, though I appreciate the sentiment (both of them).

    At any rate, my intent never was to offend, so I’m glad he wasn’t.

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  2. Jeez, who is this idiot? He’s made a whole website out of lampooning writers more popular than he?

    Might be a reason that Instapundit hasn’t responded to his email: HE DOESN’T CARE.

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