SALIVATING LYNCH MOBS….Rony Abovitz, the guy who first blogged about Eason Jordan’s remarks at Davos, is apparently having second thoughts about how the affair ended up hounding Jordan from his job at CNN. From the New York Times:

Mr. Abovitz, who started it all, said he hoped bloggers could develop loftier goals than destroying people’s careers. “If you’re going to do this open-source journalism, it should have a higher purpose,” he said. “At times it did seem like an angry mob, and an angry mob using high technology, that’s not good.”

The article quotes a number of journalists who are becoming increasingly disturbed at what Steve Lovelady calls the “salivating morons who make up the lynch mob.” Maybe so. But if they’re really disturbed, maybe they should start fighting back. For an allegedly popular guy, Jordan sure didn’t seem to get much support from his colleagues during this affair.