Friday, January 7, 2011

The Brilliance of Reader Winnie

Reader Winnie has left a comment on The Disturbing Case of the Disturbing Cleve Foster. I repeat the comment in full.
Thank you for this analysis of a difficult case. It is so much easier to take an ironclad stance concerning innocence or guilt than to take a rational look at the evidence as far as it can be known. As an outsider I have sometimes been shocked at the virulent statements posted with regard to death penalty cases in the USA. This blog is indeed a welcome counter balance to emotional outbursts littered with vituperative remarks and spelling errors.
I've taken an immediate shine to Winnie. I like her writing for a number of reasons.
  1. Being human, I prefer compliments to disparagement. I'll accept either, but I prefer the compliments.
  2. She used the word 'vituperative.' 'Virulent' isn't bad either, but it doesn't hold a candle to 'vituperative.' Minne has a vocabulary with punch sans pretense.
  3. She suggested my writing is not littered with spelling errors. (I prefer to call mine typos.)
Mostly I like Minnie because she understands that it is far easier to be certain than it is to be well-informed. I therefore make this offer. I would be pleased to post, on this little-noticed blog, any essay you would like submit, assuming that essay is at least remotely related to wrongful convictions or critical thinking. Contact me, if you wish, via skepticaljuror at gmail dot com.

The world awaits.

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