A dialogue has broken out...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A dialogue has broken out...

...and no one waited for Rabbi Marc Schneier's educational and informational meeting at the Synagogue next Wednesday.

It's taking place in the "Comments" section following Jessica DiNapoli's story of Governor David Paterson's visit on 27East.com, but somehow I don't think this is quite what the more reasoned minds among the congregants had envisioned.

O yes, it's definitely an exchange of ideas, but instead of a respectful dialogue, it's more a series of opposing harangues... heated invec­tive rather than calm discussion.

Accusations are being hurled... if those who've felt that OtBB has been harsh on the Rabbi, I am but Caspar Milquetoast to Cynthia DiLon­ardo's George Lincoln Rockwell.

(The woman has made a comment here as well, and it is presented exactly as she wrote it, unedited and uncorrected.)

The Village may be free of the Dog Days of August, but open hostilities have boiled to the surface and this is going to leave a San Andreas-size scar.


1. Frank Wheeler said...

I posted the following "Comment" to the 27East.com story about the Governor and the eruv being a civil right. Some jerk had written that it was the Westhampton Beach Police who had beaten Shane Daniels, and I thought it was important to set the record straight. For some reason, my message was deleted by the Editors.

"The level of discourse evident in these comments has mostly sunk beneath the point where it can be termed 'discourse.'

But one ugly lie needs to be squelched right now: 'that black boy' is named Shane Daniels, and he was NOT 'beaten into a coma ... by our so-called police officers!' Yes, an off-duty NYC cop was involved, but the one charged and convicted of the assault was a steroid-popping thug from Queens."
I know you're not a big fan of the local cops, but fair is fair so please don't delete this!

Thanks in advance.
I don't know why your "Comment" would have been removed... my recollection is that what you posted is a matter of public record. Perhaps it was the "steroid-popping" part... the two directly involved in the assault, the NYC MOS and the other man from Queens, knew one another from a gym up West, so maybe the "steroid" part was an assumption, and The Press' Web-editor is playing it safe.

I have no problem with any of the local police who do their jobs, so don't make blanket statements like that.

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