It's a pattern of years and years of hypocrisy: condemning things and doing the same things himself; saying one thing and doing another . . . it becomes more significant insofar as it is one thing of a long line of questionable practices.
Yeah, Dave, like saying you won't address other bloggers or talk trash about them...
Update: Matt over at Peter's either didn't read this post or has a reading comprehension problem:
Gene Bridges @ Triablogue followed up on this post.
Mr. Bridges is of the uber-Reformed variety. He also would like to dance to Duffy's "Mercy". Maybe Mr. Lumpkins is a hypocrite, at least according to Mr. Bridges, but maybe Mr. Lumpkins can be vindicated if he can also dance to "Mercy" by Duffy
1. No, I didn't follow up on Peter's post, Matt. I followed up on Dave Armstrong's comment on Peter's post.
2. My response is not directed toward Peter or anything written by him; it is directed towards Dave Armstrong. Dave accuses Mr. White of the very thing ("condemning things and doing them himself) that Dave has been doing for years on end with respect to a multitude of bloggers. I find that rather comedic.
I'm not defending James White - I'm not criticizing him either. I'm not defending Peter Lumpkins; I'm not criticizing him either. This post isn't about Peter Lumpkins, Matt - it's about Dave Armstrong and what Dave said at Peter's place. Peter is, to me, as inconsequential a person in my life as he ever was.
Oh, and for the record, I would much rather dance to the Ralphie Rosario mix of Donna Summer's Billboard #1 Dance hit, "Fame, the Game" than Duffy's Mercy. Duffy is sooo 2008. Donna Summer has much more staying power.