Fear not, we plan on being done with this issue today. However there’s a few things I wanted to air out:
Firstly, I find it richly ironic that a blogger who specializes in coverage of new media technologies (and the corresponding dysfunction and demise of mainstream media) chooses to leave us in this way. Follow me here – a writer is asked by editors to focus content on the target audience, and instead the writer storms out in a profanity accentuated huff while simultaneously launching personal attacks on the editor and demeaning the audience. To my mind that sounds exactly like the actions of some of the old school media she’s so fond of ridiculing. It’s unfortunate, as I mostly enjoyed the variety she added on the front page.
In the many years that Erick and I have been involved with, and running both Redstate and PeachPundit, I cannot possibly remember all of the various personalities we dealt with. I know there were plenty of doozies, including folks who participated and antagonized just to run to other sites and claim “I was banned!” solely for the publicity. Invariably, though, we learned that making a quick decision was without a doubt the best course of action for us and the other party.
Secondly, to the larger point concerning the topic of posts here at Peach Pundit. For the foreseeable future, Erick and I will continue to run this place just like we’ve done since inception. Georgia focused posts; lots of politics; some Georgia business; and the occasional point of personal privilege on things that are none of the above. We created Peach Pundit at a time that Redstate was becoming a much more serious venture, and PP was always intended to be an informal and friendly place to decompress. If you’ve taken the time to click through a story, and make a snarky, unhelpful comment about a post being off-topic, then I respectfully suggest you engage the scroll bar on your browser instead.
Stay tuned for more information about Peach Pundit – but for the time being know that we are always interested in adding more variety to the front page. If you are interested, let us know.