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Paul Shirley Explains His Haiti Column

Since we commented on Paul Shirley's column, the one in which he argued that others should not help Haiti (he lost his job at ESPN as a result), we should probably also include his explanation that was posted Thursday (especially since it indirectly references Matt O'Brien's post here at SBN). Blogging integrity or something. 

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[M]y goal was to question the psychology of donating, the way we react to natural disasters and the nature of responsibility leading up to and immediately after those disasters. Regardless of the outcry that followed, I think I did those things. [...]

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While I will not apologize for writing my column, I do accept the repercussions associated with writing it and hope that some good may come out of those repercussions: that people will stop and think about their own motivations for giving and that someone else might be inspired to come up with a better way to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters like the one in Haiti.

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You can read the whole entry at FlipCollective. Anyways, that's Shirley's thoughts and opinions on his now infamous Haiti column. Another opinion:

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