Parallels and deeper issuesThe latest FDL flap has gotten some bloggers thinking and posting...
First there is MBW over at Wampum with Yes, Virginia, the "R-Word" is as offensive as the "N-Word" and the "C-Word"
Which inspires Nanette at Human Beams to post a continuation of the topic.
Taking a different direction, Republic of Palau wonders if over time the desire for accolades like awards, fundraising, recognition by the media or politicos, etc has a corrupting effect; creating an alternate 'Establishment'. MBW has written about this in the past regarding the Koufax Awards. It was meant as a community building exercise and a way for liberals/progressives to discover some great writing. In the last couple of years it has turned into a cutthroat competition with some nominees even directing their readers to cheat. I'm sure she will address this at Wampum in the run up to this years Koufaxes. Anyway, go read RoP's take at Progressive Gold, Metablogging For Fun & Profit