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Nir Rosen screws up, bigtime

You may have noticed that friend-of-the-blog Nir Rosen screwed up bigtime with his dumbass comments about Lara Logan. Stupid, insensitive, inane, wrong-headed. Yup. My feeling in this situation is to hate the sin, not the sinner. I mean, a lot of my friends are dumbasses, and I’ve been there myself. But a little voice in ...

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Ashley R. Good/Flickr

You may have noticed that friend-of-the-blog Nir Rosen screwed up bigtime with his dumbass comments about Lara Logan.

Stupid, insensitive, inane, wrong-headed. Yup. My feeling in this situation is to hate the sin, not the sinner. I mean, a lot of my friends are dumbasses, and I’ve been there myself.

But a little voice in my head suggests that "sinner vs. sin" is the easy way out. So I ask you: What is the proper response? Should I ban Nir from the blog? I’m not promising to take your advice, but I’d like to know what you all think.

You may have noticed that friend-of-the-blog Nir Rosen screwed up bigtime with his dumbass comments about Lara Logan.

Stupid, insensitive, inane, wrong-headed. Yup. My feeling in this situation is to hate the sin, not the sinner. I mean, a lot of my friends are dumbasses, and I’ve been there myself.

But a little voice in my head suggests that "sinner vs. sin" is the easy way out. So I ask you: What is the proper response? Should I ban Nir from the blog? I’m not promising to take your advice, but I’d like to know what you all think.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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