It sucks. It was a hit piece and it may have resulted in Hobbs losing his job. If so, it’s another case of a fish-wrap, dog-training supply company with an ax to grind making someone’s life difficult for expressing themselves because, well, I don’t know why. Crushing of dissent.
I was going to address the free speech concern but Chris beat me to it:
… this has nothing to do with free speech, specifically, and everything to do with being beholden to our employers in general, in places where Polite, Professional Employees just donít have opinions.
It’s another good test case for why I prefer anonymity and pseudonymity. I concur with R. Neal:
It’s just blogging, folks. Pixels arranged on a screen. People take this shit way too seriously.