Ed Cone (artist's rendering)


It’s been a while since I hit Ed Cone’s blog, WordUp, on the reg. He took a lengthy hiatus, which got me out of the habit of checking it. And before that it had begun to devolve into a bunch of dicks screaming at Ed and making weird demands of him.

Still, I missed him when he was gone.

Ed gets smart people on his blog to weigh in on important topics. Despite the noise, which still persists, it’s a great environment for people who like full-contact online debate. But you need to know your stuff here — you can get called out at any time, by anyone. It can be brutal. And also hilarious.

Here’s a great thread that’s been running this week that has drawn voices as varied as bloggers Billy Jones and Keith Brown, economist Andrew Brod, calling out News & Record editor Jeff Gauger for… well, you’ll get the idea.

Anyway, the blog is a great pubic forum, and I’m glad it’s back.



  1. I’m curious. What do you think of Mr. Cone now that it’s been confirmed that the psycho-blogger he teamed up with (to victimize and libel other bloggers/citizens) has a history of violence?

    Do you think it’s “hilarious” to beat up old people and stomp on their faces – or libel lady doctors (whose pleas for help from the scion of the Cone family do not seem so “weird” now) – or attempt to run down city developers in the street?

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