Chilling effects

A letter from a city councilmember running for mayor of LA to an anonymous blogger (4th Floor Blog) has convinced her to shut down her blog (via Martini Republic and LA Observed).
Here’s part of the letter:

I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your comments, no matter how misguided and totally out of focus they were. And, I appreciate your attempt to provide information. But, make no mistake, I will not tolerate any more cheap shots. And, I hope our next correspondence will be made in person… if you’re brave enough.






One response to “Chilling effects”

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    Uncle T

    If her comments were “out of focus,” how can he know they were “misguided”? He hopes his “next correspondence” with her “will be made in person.” Does that mean he expects to meet with her in a letrer-by-letter exchange, or does he have in mind the alternative meaning of the word correspondce, that they are in aggreemtnt? Worst of all, asking if she is “brave enough” implies the threat of personl harm to her if she does meet with the candidate.