Sunday, December 14, 2008

From TWOP to Gosselins Do Not Need Our Pity- Balanced or Argumentative?

TWOP's discussion board shut down earlier this year due to serious mudslinging. Recently, a moderator, Guinevere, on Gosselins do not need our Pity stated she was instrumental in bringing the board down. Additionally, she admits she has a "weird need to argue with strangers about the lives of the Gosselins". How does arguing make it a "balanced discussion of the show" (according to the site's own FAQ)? Arguing is not debate. Debate is the equalizer. I know for a fact many people have submitted comments that were pro or con toward the show that were not published, even though they were not inflammatory.

It seems GDNNOP is in need of a vocabulary lesson when it comes to what their blog is--- which brings me to the next point-- the mission. The owners swear they haven't got one. But according to Merriam Webster a mission is "a body of persons sent to perform a service or carry on an activity". I guess they do have a mission after all.

Perhaps we should all take pity on them and point them towards a dictionary for Christmas!