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Forbes journalist predicts own lynching

October 28, 2005

In the cover story of the latest Forbes magazine, Daniel Lyons goes on the assault against blogs, calling them “the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective”.

Things go downhill from there, with a few facts interspersed with a level of exaggeration and obvious misstatements that would make the most bombastic blogger blush, and a sidebar on “how to punish bloggers that annoy you fighting back”.

As you can imagine, the reaction from the blogging community is more than a little hostile.

Memeorandum is doing a nice job of recapping the play-by-play here.

What was it Gandhi said?

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Oh yeah, that was it…

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