Saturday, May 17, 2014
Dirty Politics, Dirty Blogging
I've seen some vicious politics and some disgraceful posts and pictures online over the years, but this story is particularly vile: "A Mississippi man was arrested Friday on allegations that he apparently entered a nursing home to photograph the bedridden wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and posted an image of her online... Kelly is a blogger who has posted items opposing Cochran and supporting his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported. In a statement, McDaniel condemned Kelly's alleged actions. McDaniel's campaign said it has neither an official nor a volunteer relationship with Kelly. Cochran's wife, Rose Cochran, has been a resident of the nursing home since 2000 and suffers from dementia, the Clarion-Ledger reported." This goes way over the line of normal, decent behavior, and his blog should be shut down as a warning to others that this isn't what blogging's about.