Beware the Bloggers’ Bile

Joe Klein is not a Republican. He is not a friend of the Bush Administration. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here: He’s a liberal, and he’s almost definitely a Democrat. But in today’s political climate these facts do not matter, nor do similar facts about others on either side of the political spectrum. If you think, if you analyze, or if—God forbid—you disagree with one party or the other on a few issues, you will find yourself on the receiving end of incredible hatred even from your own ideological brethren. As Klein says in his Time Magazine piece, “the smart stuff is being drowned out by a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance that has overtaken the left-wing sector of the blogosphere.”

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.