The bozo at WarBlogger Watch (I'm not going to link him) claims that he will not attach a name to his blog "...for the simple reason that I don't want the police at my door for criticizing the war machine."
Sure. If this were the police state he is attempting to depict, then he's already screwed, because I seriously doubt that Blogspot (which has IP tracking of some sort, I'm sure) would defy a court order to provide that data to any governmental group that desired it. Unless he is doing a lot of IP spoofing, he's not invisible. Of course, his anonymity is secure, because we don't live in a police state. He doesn't want his real name attached to the project because he is afraid of the ridicule that would be heaped upon him for his senseless ranting, his poor command of English, and his mindless vendetta against Glenn Reynolds. The one thing that he gets right is that the "war blog" community sticks together, and he would be mercilessly pilloried if his real identity were to be revealed.
posted on April 09, 2002 10:21 PM
If one were out in the company of friends -- not close personal friends, but those with whom one had a drink with after work -- and someone walked up to one of them, spat in his face, and proceeded to insult him with vile accusations, who would not defend him?
Only "Eric Blair", apparently, who is too afraid that he might bark his knuckles on the assailant's teeth.