Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Apparently, a Baltimore blogger who also happens to be a Cardin Staffer, got dooced over comments she made on her blog.
According to the Washington Times Insider Politics blog, a person labeling herself the 'Persuasionatrix' wrote that she was on the staff of a high profile, contested Senate campaign and was based in Baltimore.

Persuasionatrix wrote that staffers should pose holding Oreo brand cookies under the caption 'devouring the competition.'
The Cardin staffer also allegedly posted statements on her blog about not being able to fire a subordinate whose performance was inadequate because the junior worker was black.

....She supposedly wrote that the 'racism card hovers constantly' because her candidate was 'older, established and white' while his opponent was 'a dynamic, younger African American.' Persuasionatrix said that 'card' prevented the dismissal of the black worker.
People. This is the INTERNET. Free speech issues aside, you do not blog negatively about your job or your co-workers. Ever. Ever. Ever. It's just a disaster or a lawsuit waiting to happen. What an idiot.
posted by Broadsheet @ 6:18 PM  
3 Editorial Opinions:
  • At September 16, 2006, Blogger tfg said…

    Unless, of course, you just don't care....

  • At September 20, 2006, Anonymous Lori said…

    Agreed---With both of you.

    While It's just plain stupid to blog about your job if you like it, it's also a very easy way to vent about a job if you hate it. I am guilty of that when stuck in my former job. I was a prisnor at an evil law firm. I hated it. and I blogged about hating it. And I didn't care.

  • At September 20, 2006, Blogger crumblord said…

    This is why I can't blog about most things ... definitely not school or the students, although BELIEVE me, I'd like to.

    The column links to a cached copy of the original blog, which I read. This woman has to be the stupidest person alive -- she didn't even TRY to keep things anonymous. How could she not know that someone would dig this up, and she would completely destroy her career and seriously damage her candidate?

    Also: I'm sure she's deleted her original blog, but the cache lives on forever.

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