Simon Owens over at Bloggasm has his own response to the Blevins outing I talked about yesterday, and it’s worth reading, but I specifically wanted to address one point:
I pointed out that Whelan might have been angry because when he writes under his own name he is constantly risking his reputation, and this sometimes makes writers bitter toward their pseudonymous detractors, who are not always held accountable for their words.
Whelan writes under his own name and risks his reputation because he is paid to do that. Blevins wrote his commentary on a strictly volunteer basis. Are journalists supposed to feel bitter towards letters-to-the-editor writers now?