Thursday I wrote an innocent post, proffering an opinion. It was just the opinion of one blogger, since despite the use of "we," I do not intend to speak for all of my Atlantic Wire colleagues, who are diverse in their opinions, especially on the topic I chose to write about. I came down against the corgi, a breed known for its short legs, long, low body, and fox (or uncle-like, as I put it), face. I listed other characteristics, and the reasons they disturbed me, in the post.
Alas, I had no idea what sacred grounds I was trampling upon. The aggressive and staunch corgi lobby came out in full force (81 comments!) to demand a retraction, to demand that I be fired, to call me a poor journalist. To think that my years in canine reporter school might end with this post, which, as mentioned, was simply one dog-hating blogger's wee opinion, if even it was that. (Could it be possible that I actually like corgis? I'll never tell!) Some might call the post trolling; others would not know what that word, nor the word "farce," nor the phrase "extended Internet metaphor" even means. And still others, like Matt Stopera of Buzzfeed, were being asked to go on HLN (TV news!) to explain CorgiWars to the general populace of America, meaning The Atlantic Wire can only expect more corgi hate. Well, bring it.