Thanks to Galleycat ("Real Book Critic Wags Finger at Online Upstarts") for calling attention to the snit over a June 8 post on Critical Mass, the National Book Critics Circle blog, questioning the reliability of lit bloggers who (gasp!) have permalinks to booksellers. Reminds me of the old Henry Kissinger quote: "University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small." They're even smaller in book reviewing, trust me on this.
I was compelled to leave a comment in support of the bloggers, even though I'm an NBCC member and have no commercial links here or on my writings & reviews website.