Cone goes to the Rotary to give a lunchtime talk.
Excerpt from prepared remarks, at his blahg:
"Let me finish you with a warning. The voice of the people is not always in tune. The world is full of hostile people with agendas, and the web gives them a megaphone."
"You may have to ban them if you can't ignore them, shut them up, or marginalize them when you can't answer their challenges based on the merits of your own point, or the points of those who help you massage your already massive ego."
And on the Obama thread Cone trots out his "who, me?" routine when Fred Gregory busts his chops about the whining over "going after" Obama supporters.
When the whining fails, the attempted phony schmooze gets laid on:
"Fred, my friend, I don't understand why you feel that I'm picking on you."
Ben Holder provides some info about the "talk" that keeps things in their proper perspective:
"I talked with two people that were at this meeting. Both of them called me to tell me that Ed Cone danced all around my name but did not mention it. In real life, the real world, Ed Cone hates citizen journalism. he likes for people to pretend to practice it. However, he does not want the establishment rocked."
Accurate and revealing, particularly for those who haven't quite figured Cone out yet.
I wonder what kind of whining and moaning Cone will do in response?
Looks like Cone and his Peanut Gallery have chosen sarcasm as their tactic.
Ben handles it without breaking a sweat.
Don't you just love how they try to marginalize someone they can't control?
Think they'll ever learn?
Converge South is going to be SO MUCH fun this year.
Count on it.