Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't ever be part of an on line lynch mob.

Don't be part of an on line mob. Ever. And if you find you have, apologize asap. It is very easy for someone to present a one sided story or video that pushes our buttons. And even easier to drop a quick "like" or mini rant. Lord knows I have done so. I have concluded that having the power to instantly communicate to hundreds of people comes with the responsibility to not jump to convenient, comfortable conclusions. And to not put the worst construction on other people's behavior just because we happen not to like them. In this I am the foremost of sinners.

Take this story about ESPN reporter Britt McHenry as a cautionary example. By the way: any story that presents a municipal tow truck company that impounds cars as the victim is almost by definition wrong.

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