Some people don’t care who gets trampled in the mad rush to uncover the truth.
There’s a side to RatherGate that not everyone knows about. Not everyone who said the memos were real were maliciously trying to deceive the public. Some people, like David Hailey, Utah State University associate professor of technical
communications, actually believed the memos to be real and wrote a paper attempting to prove it. This action was not well received, and Hailey’s reputation was dragged through the mud by the lynch mob looking for liberals to string up for daring to
trust the documents.
Bene Diction sums up the events nicely.
This is the bad side of blogging – the drunk driving so to speak – uncivil, hateful, vindictive, swarming.