We posted something a little while ago. Reconsidered. Took it down. Did we break the "rules" of the blogosphere? Supposedly. Did we do the right thing? Yes. It was kinda dumb, and we didn't want it hanging around.
UPDATE: Commenters are making fair points. Here's what happened.
Late this afternoon, we posted an item making fun of a lede by Dave Anderson in tomorrow's paper, about George Steinbrenner. It was quickly pointed out to us that Anderson is in his 80's -- a distinguished sports columnist with an extraordinary history and a Pulitzer Prize -- and that the lede was in keeping with his personal writing style. We didn't know any of that. We should have. Our mistake.
We took it down, after it had been up only a few minutes. Maybe not the smoothest move, and we know it probably cost us some credibility with our readers, but we'd rather pay that price than leave the item up with our name behind it. If we've lost readers as a result, fair enough. But we hope you'll stick around.