Monday, March 7, 2011
We spoke about VIN and how they're hanging on for dear life. I was tolds by people who claim to be in the know that it's no coincidence that the tone has changed recently, especially as far as comments are concerned, and we saw how they've stopped reporting on scandals in the frum community, both political and otherwise, ahem. Or at least so we thought. Then there was an arrest in the frum community last week, and there it was, on VosIzNeias, with all the details! Then they removed the names, but they left the family name in one place for anybody to see and do a quick search in Google News.... So what happened? Did they have a change of heart, are they back to their old, semi-evil ways (initials or no names, but obviously a frum person) now that they see that readership is down, since the content is not as excting as it used to be? But then I realized! Despite the fact that these are frum people, even Torah'dikke Mishpoches, they're not Hymish. The kids probably don't speak Yiddish, the women drive, the kids play basketball in their driveways, and the all-important shtreimel doesn't adorn the farchup'te head of the father. Oy Lanu. But most of all these people don't have bands of terrorists calling and harassing Rabbonim about the evils of the day, and they don't harass Mosdos who advertise with sites such as VIN. So they're fair game. Their blood isn't red.
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