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Shocked, shocked they are to learn about the existence of trolls. But it really only took three words:

The deluge, which overwhelmed the Web site’s screening efforts, began after Howell wrote in a column published Sunday that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff "had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties." That is incorrect.

I also got an invitation this morning from the to go to DC on Tuesday to discuss "a live online roundtable conversation on the issue of what the rules are/should be for major media in accepting free form comments, or indeed whether there should be rules at all."

So I emailed them back and asked who they were inviting — Glenn Reynolds, Jeff Jarvis and Jay Rosen.

Digby sees it now:

That’s not a bad panel. Glenn can explain why the left are objectively pro-terrorist. Jarvis can talk about the "new paradigm." Rosen can talk blog theory and referee. And you can explain to Brady that in the blogging world, only bedwetter right wingers don’t have comments.

It would be remarkably inconvenient to go — hard to wrangle dog-sitters on short notice — but I thought I would throw it out there.

Do you think I should go?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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