Is Silence Golden?

The MacPherson "no comment" pieces reminded me of Keith Giffen's latest column, where he decries the practice of airing "dirty laundry" in public on the internet.

Now, first off, in the matter of Chuck Dixon, his first posts were a defense of his editors, not an attack at DC, so it was not like the guy opened up blasting DC - that said, yes, he then eventually did, more or less, end up "airing dirty laundry" in public.

Giffen argues:

Look, if you feel you're being treated unfairly, and that's always open to debate (as long as it's not in a public forum), then exit stage left (or right if you're voting Republican). Spare me the righteous indignation. Life's not fair and, truth be told, the last thing I need is to be reminded of that fact on a regular basis. Do lawyers do this when they have a flare-up in their firm? Doctors? Librarians? Yeah, I know the film / TV / general entertainment business is rife with this kind of public square yowling but do we really want to lumped in with a bunch of narcissistic crybabies?

Does it really make sense to keep quiet publicly if you think you are being treated unfairly?

What say you folks?

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