I do my best not to pay attention to intra-radical flamewars, but when they spill over to more mainstream venues, they’re too frustrating to ignore. I’m not sure what spawned this round of thrashing, and I’m not sure I care. But so far, the following has happened:
– Someone – I’m not sure who – decided to troll Amanda Marcotte and call her a variety of stupid names. Then people who identify with the working class started using the word “bougie” against anyone who disagreed with them.
– Ann Bartow threatened to sue Zuzu for libel; Zuzu’s crime appears to be saying Bartow knows who she is, probably via non-public databases.
– Zuzu said she’s taking a break from the blogosphere.