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Monday, January 23, 2006

March of the Techno-Tards

Bill, from the comments:
Clutch 'dem pearls. Ow lawdy...
Interest in Washington Post Ombudsman Deborah Howell's recent flap over indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff has apparently not died down as Howell received more than 1,000 e-mails Sunday after her latest column addressed the issue again.

She said the profanity and offensive comments in the e-mails have gotten so bad she recently turned on an obscenity filter in her e-mail software to block them out. "It really got bad on Thursday, so the obscenity filter went up Thursday or Friday," she told E&P Monday. "I jacked it up to the aggressive level. It screens out obscenities. I didn't even know it was there--one of the techies told me about it."
I can't believe those are the same lips that let loose the words "Adios, mother fucker" in the interview Atrios has up..
Right, lady. You don't know how to use a fucking filter and suddenly it's all our fault.

Somebody needs to wave down the guy wearing the "No, I will not fix your computer" t-shirt and send him over to Howell's office to drag her into the 21st century.

Roger examines more rampant pecksniffery. And for the record, nobody at the NYT attempted to contact me or (to the best of my knowledge) anyone else involved in the "reader side" of the Howell controversy in order to do their story. Participant commentary unnecessary, it would seem.