There is someone, clearly from Oneida County and clearly with a personal grudge of some sort related to Michael Arcuri's work as District Attorney, who has been going around starting little one-entry anti-Arcuri blogs. They're not very well written, for the most part, but whomever is creating them is dedicated enough to keep at it.
For some reason, Arcuri supporters seem very worried about these little blogs. It's kind of ironic, because these people who worry about these nagging little anti-Arcuri blogs are some of the same who keep on saying that the Internet doesn't matter.
Well, I'm less concerned about those pesky blogs than I am about the reaction of Arcuri supporters to the blogs.
One supporter of Mike Arcuri, Bob Hyde, who edits the Oneida County Democratic Committee web site and writes his own blog, seems to regard himself as a kind destroyer of dissent online - a blog crusher. He's tried to intimidate me into stopping this blog in the past, and now he's trying the same crude tactics with whomever the little anti-Arcuri mystery blogger is.
Hyde wrote last night: "I hope this round of internet excavation will put an end to the current crop of malicious, hate blogs targeting Mike Arcuri."
In my opinion, there is nothing more unbecoming than a blogger who tries to stop other bloggers from writing. Instead of trying to silence those who don't agree with us, I think we ought merely to be grateful that we still live in a country where we have the freedom to write our opinions, whatever they are, no matter how unpopular.