Monday, July 16, 2007

Yahoo Message Board as 'Blog'

The Wall Street Journal today had an entire editorial devoted to Whole Foods CEO John J. Mackey's "anonymous blogging".... except.... except.... he wasn't blogging.

Well, he did have a blog, but that was under his own name.

At issue is not his blogging but his posting on a Yahoo message board devoted to Whole Foods stock. Big difference.

When not misunderstanding what Mackey was doing, the rest of the editorial was an attack on Regulation FD. That seems to be the position taken by Mackey as well: "Regulation FD be damned."

I just wish that defenders of Mackey would have the intellectual honesty to simply come out and say it.

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