Asking Questions Like a Journalist Does

There was a lot of very silly noise on Twitter last night over an email I sent to @vdaze asking her to clarify some key points about a controversy that has divided progressives on Twitter for months. In the news business, this is called “due diligence.” Of course, I’m just a blogger trying to apply journalistic standards where I can — especially when real people’s lives and reputations have been damaged. But really, why would people react with such venom to perfectly reasonable questions? You can read the full email that I sent @vdaze here.

About Matt Osborne

Veteran blogging the culture wars from Alabama. Video journalist, mash-up artist, aspiring novelist, and metalhead. Expect bunnies, geekery, dark humor, and snarky empirical analysis to annoy idealists of all stripes. You can follow me on Twitter, but be ready 'cause it might get loud.
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