December 24, 2002
Pompous Hypocrisy Alert
James Capozzola of The Rittenhouse Review explains his blogrolling policy:
Normally I will spend a few weeks looking at a blog on a prospective basis in order to avoid certain missteps I have made in the past, namely, linking to bloggers of dubious personal integrity and questionable mental stability.
Two things puzzle me about this statement:
Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 24, 2002 12:03 AM
- Just last Thursday (the 19th) he spent 2,625 words raking Norah Vincent over the coals for, among other things, criticizing him without naming him. Just for consistency's sake, shouldn't he name names here?
- Capozzola not only links to WarbloggerWatch, he is listed as a contributor on their masthead, though he doesn't seem to have posted anything there in a long time. He must have very low standards when it comes to "dubious personal integrity and questionable mental stability": who could possibly have failed to meet them, if even WarbloggerWatch makes the cut?
Too bad my old blog is somewhere in the bowels of the blogger database; this would be a good place to put a link to my scrap with Rittenboy. He linked to me for about 2 days.
Perhaps it is time that someone introduced a new word in the limited vocabulary of Mr. Capozzola, in light of his questioning the mental stability of other bloggers.
That word would be "projection."
I didn't think that it was possible for this guy to get even more pompous and full of himself. I was wrong.
At times I wonder if it's worth spending time criticizine such folks.
Then I realize that, no, it is worthwhile, and someone's gotta do it. Thanks for the sacrifice. :-)
There's also his unpleasant habit of making snide comments about the physical appearance of those he criticizes.
I don't think he's posted personal photos online...I'm wondering if he's particularly fine??
Just wondering -- does Rittenhouse Review get so much traffic that a place on its blogroll is a particularly desirable prize?
You mispelled his name Doc. It's really Crapozzola ; )
BTW, you making the Blogbash on the 30th?
Yes Rittenhouse has sufficient traffic that a spot on his extensive blogroll provides some readers. He is also a very fine writer and a very nice guy.
It seems a bit odd that the contents of Jim's blogroll are of such central concern in some qurters.
Well, Dwight, perhaps they wouldn't be, if he didn't insist on bringing up the topic.
The fact that I spent 5 or 10 minutes posting on Capozzola's blogrolling habits and some others have spent 2 or 3 minutes commenting hardly makes them of "central concern" to any of us.
And anyone who can write some of the things he has written (about Norah Vincent, for instance) and voluntarily associates himself with the other assholes at WarbloggerWatch hardly qualifies as "a very nice guy".
Doc, you've found your substitute for Warblogger Watch.
You devil, you.
Diane, I think I have screenshots of the Rittenhouse brouhaha. I'll have to dig around.
Ah, Crapozzola, the Master of Pompousassity™, strikes again.
As a friend of As a friend of Mr. Capozzola's, I can personally attest to the fact that he is not pretentious.
As for Joy Rothke’s question: Yes, he is particularly fine.
In the coming weeks, look for my blog to join the ranks of smary liberal bloggers everywhere.
Mr. Capozzola's, I can personally