Friday, August 01, 2008

Mudslinging: the latest blog craze?

Mudslinging is a level milder than character assassination; like medium peri-peri to hot peri-peri. The latter has a more lasting effect, and usually built on allegations which are impossible (at least, very hard) to prove. Mudslinging is much simpler to perform, but it is still more art than science.

You do not need me to direct you to the whizz-kid in this latest blog fad (often found lurking in ping.sg). Often, this type of blog writing is clothed as attempt to expose the hypocrites, to reveal lies, to unearth untruths for the betterment of the world/something. This is not too dissimilar to using moral arguments to justify cruelty (emotional or physical).

Mudslingers are very different to cry-babies. Their motives are often complex. The worst variety of mudslingers are the NEUTRAL MUDSLINGERS. They do not have anything to gain from these activities apart from the joy of mudslinging itself. And when this is done on the blogosphere, the coverage of smear can be unthinkable. A little bit like having a homer manning a nuclear plant. So innocent, yet so in danger.

And I think I know who is next in the firing line. This person (easy target, like a sitting duck) will fall like a pack of cards if she/he plays the game.

*disbelief

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you like to be next in line? *ROTFLMAO*

August 02, 2008 1:18 AM  
Blogger Sisuahlai said...

It's a pity how low the game can get in the name of light entertainment.

This mudslinging person has the intellectual stature and the writing ability to do greater things, but he/she goes on to pick on weaklings.

Sad.

August 02, 2008 5:24 AM  
Anonymous AdrianB said...

I'm not defending said mudslinger, mind you. I'm just sharing an observation. But sometimes there really are people on the big intarwebs that just defy common human decency etc. And I believe that it is human nature to want to be righteous and to demand justice.

It's true. The world is unfair. But sometimes some fool or idealist or even said mudslinger just feels that it's up to them to take it into their hands and make it fair.

Y'know. Like Gossip Girl. Or even Batman. Vigilantes.

And sometimes those methods might be questionable, because they believe that the ends justify the means.

August 02, 2008 5:57 AM  
Blogger naeboo~ said...

how can it be the latest craze when it's been happening for a long as i remember even offline?

August 02, 2008 1:03 PM  

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