Then again, I’m a political blogger for the Right. True, I’m not a female/minority political blogger for the Right – the Online Left will do and say just about anything to shut them up – but I’ve gotten my share of politically-motivated personal attacks. I’m not criticizing Todd Henderson for not wanting to be a target for various progressive Two Minute Hates, but neither am I really heartbroken. Glenn’s right: you need a thick skin in this gig.
And a way to trace the death threats, of course.
PS: Generally speaking, the way to engage people that react in the way that they reacted to Henderson is to… not do so. They’re just trying to distract their opponents: so step on them in places where you have the power to step on them and ignore them utterly in places where you can’t. Put it another way: your quarrel is with the Masters of the Hounds, not the hounds themselves.