FORBES attacks bloggers with an angry, adjective-filled article by Daniel Lyons that seems to live up to the worst claims it makes about the blogosphere — even to the extent of shilling for companies that purport to offer “brand protection” against blog attacks.

Here’s how to protect your brand: don’t be an ass. And I’m giving that advice away for free.

UPDATE: Dan Gillmor:

Do bloggers sometimes go too far? Of course. But if the best-read bloggers typically did work of the lousy quality shown in the Forbes stories, they’d be pilloried — appropriately so. . . . Let’s hope Forbes returns to its normally higher standards in the future.