Today Gates of Vienna has the LGF obituary. Furthermore, the tombstone is in an early beta. It is, however, a bit disappointing that The Rottie Empire is missing on its ‘hall of fame’. May I humbly suggest to his Majesty Emperor Misha to correct such a blatant mistake before the final release is out? — Maybe post a comment at LGF? — I guess that would do the trick…
The Emperor Misha left a hangdog (pun intended) reply:
I wish I could say that I’d earned it, but I haven’t. As a matter of fact, I owe sites like Gates of Vienna an apology. When the blogwar between Chuckles the Prevaricator and them (as well as other good people), I didn’t pick up on just how serious it was. I thought it was just a spat and thus it flew under my radar.
I was wrong, they were right. I should have stood up back then, but I didn’t. Not because I was skeered of Chuckles, but because I wasn’t paying attention, which is just as inexcusable. Back then, I still thought that Chuckles had some honor and that they could iron out their differences, that he could see reason and calm down. He was, after all, at the time the Blogger Who Buried Dan Rather and considered somebody who’d respond intelligently to facts, so I thought nothing of it. He’d be corrected, he’d realize he’d misjudged something and that would be the end of it.
Looking back, that was a huge mistake. I had no idea what a narcissistic, megalomaniacal fool he was and just to what lengths he was willing to go to avoid admitting to having made a mistake.
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And it’s my bad even more because my voice, had I used it, would have carried quite a bit of weight. As an American with European roots I was in a unique position to explain to other American bloggers just how European politics work and just exactly why morons like Chuckles were wrong about just about everything.
I didn’t, because I didn’t think it was a big problem. I thought it would all blow over. I was wrong, and I am ashamed of that. I hate it when my judgment fails like that.
At any rate. I don’t belong in the “Hall of Fame.” Sites like Gates of Vienna did all the hard work.
And for that I owe them, we ALL owe them.
I won’t forget, and I won’t allow my judgment to lapse like that again.
That was a gracious and gentlemanly response. Thank you, Emperor Misha.
I guess I’ll have to put him on the blogroll now… Oh, wait… He’s already there!
By the way, I have to pass on this quote that I found elsewhere on Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler:
We should stop the comparisons to Hitler. At least Hitler got the Olympics to come to Berlin.
Can’t top that one.