You know, I thought I’d seen everything. But judging from my web traffic, it appears that a lot of Oreilly fanatics are searching for all the weblogs mentioning “Fresh Air interview” and Bill Oreilly and then writing asinine comments on them. I deleted three comments already.
Some thoughts about that. First, you Oreilly heads, get a life. Do you really have anything better to do? I have to wonder whether there is a spambot doing all this. It raises the question: could free expression ever come to a halt if a politically repressive body were to unleash hate speech spambots on open publications? Imagine if a cadre of Chinese government programmers were to do a DOS or blog comment attack on blogs with a certain amount of keywords?
For the time being, I’m leaving comments unmoderated but I fear the time for that will quickly end.