I am posting below a comment I left on the most recent blog from the Open Salon contributor who calls herself Safe_Bet's Amy. Her blog discussed what it takes to earn an Editor's Pick on OS. She is extremely dubious about the judgement of the editors who make the picks. If you know her work, you will know that she was practically foaming at the mouth. She is a colossal hater, this one, and makes no effort to conceal it. Her presence on OS can best be described as pestilential.
Apart from this preamble, I believe my comment speaks for itself:
My hasty research indicates that you have written in the neighborhood of 150 blogs on Open Salon and have received one EP. With the exception of that one EP, I would say that your history here verifies the sound judgement of the editors.
Before I read this bitch-and-moan submission, a genre in which you specialize, I didn't know about Richard Rider. Having learned that he appears to be diametrically opposed to everything you stand for, and vice versa, I looked him up and have made him a Favorite. Thanks for the heads-up.
I will now sit back and await your tortured attempt to characterize this comment as homophobic. They say that the best defense is a strong offense, and you are as offensive as anyone could possibly be.
(For those who wonder whether this comment came from out of left field, I will mention that I have been repeatedly plagued, on my own blog, by psychotic comments from this blogger. I have asked her to desist, and sometimes she does, but never for long. One has to take a stand against barbarians.)