Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bill Conlin's Fight with Bloggers

As a general, common sense rule - you probably should not reference Adolph Hitler in your argument against someone. Perhaps Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin should have thought about this before his arguing with a fellow Phillies fan about the NL MVP voting.

Conlin invoked the Hitler hate speech during an email exchange with the blogger. Crashburnalley has the email exchange detailed in his blog. As a Phillies fan, crashburnally was questioning the NL MVP award given to Jimmy Rollins by comparing his numbers to NY Mets 3B David Wright.

My advice to Conlin, read part of "Mein Kampf" or open a history book before you use Hitler as a would-be ally against anyone you disagree with.


Becker said...

Just out of curiosity, would it be acceptable to invoke, say, Stalin, Mao, or Idi Amin? What about Ghengis Khan or Alexander the Great or Nero? It's a philosophical question I've been pondering lately. I'll hang up and listen.

JRJ said...

Deep thoughts from Becker!

Just a common sense thought here, but if you have a business that's losing customers every day, then it's probably not a good idea to insult the customers you still have!

Newspaper readership is down every month. Conlin (and the Phil. Daily News) shouldn't insult their dwindling customer base because they have different opinion.