I've been writing this blog since 2002, which I'm fairly sure makes me the graybeard among the Big Island's small blogging family. For what it's worth, I also was a magazine editor for 7 years (and won a few awards). So I'm going to shake my finger at the trio of Big Island bloggers who have been spending the past week time criticizing each other: Stop it right now. Don't make me stop this car!
D: You had every right to take those photographs in a public place and you had every right to write what you did. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
T: As a journalist yourself, you should know to be extra careful about labeling someone's writing as "irresponsible" on the basis of a differing account coming from a government official.
A: Don't get caught up between D&T.