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Overnight Open Thread


From Slate:

Are the Palin Girls Cyberbullies?
Analyzing their Facebook flame war.

Check out this oxymoronic paragraph:

The headlines on Gawker and TMZ are about Willow’s homophobia because she called a couple of the guys she was attacking “gay” and “faggot.” The language, however typical of adolescent taunts, is shameful, especially in light of the recent cluster of suicides by gay kids. But what’s also striking about the thread is that it has all the hallmarks of a typical teenage Facebook flame war. The Palins sound nothing like image-conscious celebrity kids, and since they seem to know some of their Facebook critics, the fight quickly gets personal and nasty, just as any high-school Internet battle can.

It’s shameful homophobia and a typical Facebook flame war! It’s your typical personal and nasty adolescent taunts, just like any high-school internet battle!

What she said was wrong but Willow Palin no longer has a Facebook page and Bristol has issued an apology. Rather than focus on these two young women we should be concerned with the “typical” nature of what they said.

IOW – Let’s focus on the forest and not just a particular pair of trees.

On a related topic I’m gonna predict that the Season 11 finals of DWTS will be the highest rated EVER. It will also have the highest number of viewer votes in the program’s history.

ABC is loving every minute of it.


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