Rules Of Engagement

As a blogger, I have allowed others to post here. Sometimes I agree with the thoughts expressed here, sometimes not, or not completely. If I was ever asked to publish a response to one of my guest blogs, I’d feel pretty strongly that I should do it, if for no other reason than basic fairness.

Publishing a lengthy screed (two parts, no less) by Delegate Ben Kramer calling supporters of the BDS movement anti-Semitic, and then refusing to allow a response from the BDS folks? That is way out of bounds. But prince of the undisclosed conflict of interest David Lublin is fine with it. Yes, it’s your blog, David, but fair is fair. Or maybe not. Here’s the exchange of tweets.


For those who may not recall, Lublin acted the same way during the Rockville elections. He printed demonstrably false information, and when he was asked to print a response his answer was “well, I’d have to verify it. Too much work.”

Accusations of anti-Semitism and political cronyism are serious matters. If you’re going to publish them you’d better have your facts straight and you’d best be prepared to publish a response if asked. Petulant, dismissive and flippant responses like Lublin’s hackery are grossly inappropriate.