One of the more repulsive sorts of blood sport one encounters on the Internet is the cowardly game of “Let’s you and him fight”.
An example: A recent incident involving my friend Erin Manning aka Red Cardigan. Erin, you see, periodically contributes to Rod Dreher’s blog over on Beliefnet. She, like me, doesn’t agree with everything Dreher says. But she thinks enough of the “Crunchy Con” idea that she contributes to the conversation there. Well, for some years now there has been a small nucleus of people out there in cyberspace who, for various reasons, just really really really hate Rod Dreher.
Now I think Dreher does things worthy of criticism and, when I think occasion warrants...READ MORE