Apparently, I was in error when I stated that the Althouse
wineblogging whatever-Vlogging the stars videos were edited. My apologies, Ann (Update – Apparently apologizing for errantly alleging she edited the tape is not enough for Ann. At least this update throws the post over 353 words, which apparently is a major cause for concern.).
As to the worst blog posts entry, Kevin has the official poll here. While it is funny, you all took the opportunity to point out some of my worst posts (this has to be one of the worst), I should probably just shut up so I am not collateral damage in the yuk fest. This post is pretty damned funny, as well, and I remember being in pain for a week.
On a serious note, if there was one post which is not only a black mark on this blog, but also a low point for me as a person, it has to be this one from a year and a half ago, in which I completely, out of nowhere, divined that Juan Cole is anti-semitic, smeared him as such, and then continued to defend my baseless accusations in the comments. I have no excuse, and the only explanation I can come up with is that I was still completely un-moored regarding my politics at the time (2005 until now has been a weird time for me regarding what I thought I knew and what I thought the GOP stood for), and I lashed out at what I felt was a safe target.
It is embarrassing, because I like to think of myself as a good person despite my launching pointed barbs from time to time, but this truly was a shameless and vicious post. That post had the potential to do real damage to someone’s integrity and reputation, it was completely unwarranted and baseless, and I am truly ashamed for writing it. If you are reading, Juan, and you probably are not, I apologize. It was disgusting, I was wrong, and there is no excuse. I hope you and the readers forgive me for that disgraceful performance.
Enough serious- we still need more nominations for the best blog posts. They can’t all be John Rogers, folks.