Mar 03 2006
This is the Blogosphere at its best – a heart felt mea culpa on Michael Brown. I take pride in being one of the few bloggers who stayed by Brown and did not succumb to the mob frenzy.Â Reading my post from September 27th I realized how angry I was at people for jumping to harsh conclusions based on thin to non-existant evidence:
I have found the need by pundits, left and right, to jump on Michael Brown as the reason the Katrina response was â€˜not adequateâ€™ to be the the epitomy of arrogance.
To Congress, media and bloggers alike – if you want my respect on this subject you better come equipped with some hands on experience of your own. Armchairing is easy – so easy it becomes an addiction.
Hindsight is wonderful, but scapegoating with hindsight is disgusting. So while so many stick their noses up at Brown for not being experienced enough, I remind them he is much more qualified than they are on this subject. He is more qualified than I am.
We are not “Insta-experts” in all things because we have readership or viewership. A lesson to keep in mind. Repeat offenders of drive by misfires should especially take note. False alarms will reduce your credibility faster than you could ever imagine.