You're all a bunch of immature, foul-mouthed jerks

Actually, I'm not talking to you. Mike McCurry (and here) and Joe Klein are.


I wonder what kind of conversations folks have when they aren't screaming at each other on the web or elsewhere?
Reading lots of comments on my last post, I guess my point got made: the culture and discourse of the Internet is not what you would teach kids at the dinner table -- unless you kept a bar of soap handy.
The Stephanopoulos moment came and went ephemerally, as TV moments do, leaving a slight, queasy residue — I knew that I hadn't explained myself adequately, but that happens a lot on television. So thanks, frothing bloggers, for calling me on my mistake. You can, at times, be a valuable corrective.
At other times, though, your vitriol just seems uninformed, malicious and disproportionate. You seem to believe that since I'm not a lock-step liberal — and we can talk about what a liberal actually is some other time — I'm some sort of creepy, covert conservative.
Chris Bowers over at MyDD takes a look at these couple of posts and finds an emerging anti-netroots narrative that casts Beltway insiders as "the adults" and the netroots as unruly teenagers--young, rabid, inexperienced, arrogant, uninformed.

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