Today’s blog essay title is half-facetious, with tongue halfway planted in cheek. I won’t be starting an “Insufficient Gratitude Watch” any time soon. But if I were to do so, I could post such comments as I noticed Hugh Fitzgerald make today on a recent Dhimmi Watch article of his:
[Louis Bertrand] translated into English Andre Servier’s “Psychologie des musulmanes” which can, thanks to the efforts of a JW poster, now be found on-line.
Were I that JW poster, I would say, “Gee, you’re welcome Hugh, glad to spend 3 hours of my time which is not worth money to help out JW, even though JW never seems to care much to reciprocate any substantial gratitude to us readers...”
That JW poster could also add that Hugh has made public on the pages of Jihad Watch before (in a comments section, at least) his fastidious distaste for mingling too much with the hoi polloi of the Jihad Watch readership—except, of course, when he has to parenthetically thank one for doing the cause unrequited favors.
As I argued more comprehensively in my previous essay, Spencer and his Readers: Ideas for Improving Jihad Watch (and supplemented here), there are many ways that Spencer and his Board can use Jihad Watch to involve his loyal and growing reader population and also show his respect and gratitude for all the time and thought they devote to his cause (which, incidentally, also helps increase his fame and book sales). One of my readers, Kab-bin-Ashraf, in the comments section of my update to the above linked essay, noted off the top of his head two or three more examples of the dependency Jihad Watch has upon its readers, without much show of reciprocity.