Karen Cooper, Confederate Heritage Celebrity

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a producer at CNN asking for Karen Cooper’s contact information. Apparently Don Lemon wanted to interview her. I thought this was an odd, even clueless inquiry, given what I have written about Ms. Cooper, but then this is Don Lemon’s producer, right? Given that Lemon sometimes comes across as clueless, I should not have been surprised.

This morning I received another inquiry about using material posted on the blog for a story on Ms. Cooper that’s about to appear. Once more, I was puzzled. What was going on?

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The View From the Sidelines: Scholarship and Activism

Some bloggers like to blog. Other bloggers often blog about their fellow bloggers. This begets a process whereby still other bloggers have to decide whether they want to blog about bloggers blogging about bloggers.

It’s an occupational hazard. I don’t particularly care for it, but there are times I believe there’s something worthwhile to say. I’m not sure whether that’s the case in the following instance, but we all make mistakes.┬áHad it not been for a fellow blogger, indeed, the posts that provoked my curiosity would have passed by unnoticed by me altogether.

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