Tim Blair – Saturday, July 14, 2012 (5:30pm)
Gather around, people. Let me tell you of a time long ago when blogs didn’t have any reader comments. It’s true! There were once no click-to-comment facilities at all. To be heard in those days you’d have to hike across the icy, pre-warming Australian tundra, dodging mastodons and the like, until you finally found the cave where your blogger dwelled. Then you’d stand outside and shout: “Yesterday’s landing at Gibraltar by Tariq ibn-Ziyad was NOT an example of expansionist Islamic militarism and your post should be immediately corrected. It was just part of a faith outreach program designed to educate ignorant hateful Western idiots about true friendliness and peace.”
“Hi, Talal,” I’d reply.
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