There’s a fascinating thread going on at regarding some apparently heavy handed editing at The Wine Advocate Bulletin Board edited by Mark Squires.
Schadenfreude acknowledged, but there’s a legitimate debate here about journalism in blogs and forums/bulletin boards…do the same rules apply? And I’m talking not just about the core question of journalistic integrity and ethics, but the clear differentiation between fact and opinion. I posted a comment in the thread posing the question and I’m thinking about asking it again at the Tales of the Cocktail seminar I’m participating in…it’ll be interesting to get feedback from real people as well as the blognoscenti.

I’m conflicted, how about you?