Professor Reynolds has upset some people with comments he made in a recent post:
I think that demonizing the ACLU is a bit silly. I do feel that they'veEuphoric Reality sends word that some conservative or right-leaning blogs are upset with InstaPundit's attitude about the ACLU, with some additionally upset about Reynold's response to an e-mail that mentioned InstaPundit's removal from a BlogRoll over the post:
become overly partisan in recent years, but they still do good work
(I've worked with them in the past, on the New Orleans rave case for
example, and will probably do so again.)
That's okay -- there are plenty of blogs out there, and this guy would clearly be happier somewhere else.So, if you have a blog, you have a decision to make: To keep InstaPundit or to dump InstaPundit?
Well, I've to the answer: DO BOTH!!
How, you ask? Link to InstaPundit through this little blog! I mean, even if you don't like what Glenn Reynolds said, there's a chance you'll still read or refer to his blog as a source of information or a lead/source of tips. And, you might want to refer to a post of his.
But if you've decided you want to "de-link" InstaPundit, you can still refer to him without giving him the links. Give them to me instead! Remember this post?
Here's how you'd link to InstaPundit: http://www.basilsblog.com/?url=http://www.itsapundit.com/
Here's how you'd link to his "ACLU does good work" post: http://www.basilsblog.com/?url=http://itsapundit.com/archives/025206.php
So, to link to InstaPundit or a post on his site, preface it with http://www.basilsblog.com/?url=
After that part, put what you would normally put for the link.
Because I wrote code here on this little blog to handle this, the link is to here, but takes your readers to InstaPundit when they click it. But InstaPundit doesn't get a link in the Ecosystem. I get that link!
Yes, it's a blatant link-whoring scheme. And it works for any site you don't want to reward with links. It doesn't punish them on hits, but they lose links.
That'll show them. And put this little blog in the top ten, if enough get mad at Glenn Reynolds.
By the way, did you hear what he said about you? And about your mama? I'd de-link him if I were you. And use the Give-Basil-All-Of-InstaPundit's-Links method.
UPDATE: InstaPundit himself calls me a "vulture." Gosh, Professor Reynolds. You don't look dead. But if you say so.
Anyway he adds:
As in New Orleans, it doesn't take long for the vultures to appear! Is this "link-looting?" Heh.Keeping in line with the New Orleans analogy, I want to be the first to issue the call for President Bush to call InstaPundit a disaster area and eligible for federal assistance. Of course, he'd have to remove that notice:
InstaPundit: An online magazine of opinion!Heh.
And thinks for the link!
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