The Register’s latest letters bag has some people who are angry about link spamming. Very angry. And who would like me to give up the person’s name I spoke to so they can visit some anger upon them, in the manner of Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction.
First: sure, link spam is annoying, to say the least. I too have better things to do than delete spam about p*ker. I’d prefer to throw this blog open to comments from people who want to comment on its content from all over. But – can’t. That’s how it is. To win a battle (or a war) you have to understand your opponent’s mind. To them, it’s nothing personal; it’s just money.
Second: I’m really, really not going to go back on what journalism should be about, which is revealing the stories of people who should be heard and keeping any promises made to them along the way that enabled those stories to be told, just so some people with anger-management issues can get emotionally incontinent.
Now let’s move on.