Is Dan Lyons right to quit blogging?

by Jason Preston on November 19, 2008

Jordan Golson at The Industry Standard reported yesterday that Dan Lyons is giving up on his personal blog, Real Dan Lyons, after he was forced by Newsweek to pull some of his recent, profane posts.

I can only assume that Newsweek was uneasy about Lyons gunning for Kara Swisher’s reputation and for calling the Yahoo PR team “lying sacks of shit.”

Of course, Golson faithfully reproduces the missing Lyons posts in his own, so you can check them out and make your own opinion.

I’m wondering where the line is on this one. On the one hand, it’s pretty bad form to go around mudslinging at everyone in your industry. On the other hand, an employee forcing a blogger to pull their posts is pretty high up on the evil scale as well.

What do you think?

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Yeah, I don’t think I could give up my blog because some employer tells me to. I’d tell them to shove it…lol

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