I was given a snide email last night by a certain mainstream media writer who took umbrage at my commentary of the local paper constantly being a week behind. To be honest, calling them a week behind to be honest, in my opinion, was kind.
The email and response is below. BUT I’d like you all to weigh into a poll that it has spurred me to do, also. Please spread the word on the poll to sites and boards. This is not about this blog and writer, but the blogosphere vs the mainstream press….in the case of the Lighthouse Project and beyond…
Email: (names removed to protect the guilty)
you might want to check your facts before you post idiotic, incorrect
half-truths on your site.
Newsday isn’t a week late on anything to do with the Lighthouse story.
today’s story was about a letter sent yesterday morning in response to a
letter sent last thursday.
MY RESPONSE: (part of it)
“Yes, but idiotically and clearly ignorant of my blog, you’d know that I reported, despite the letter today, over a week ago that Kate and Charles met for breakfast to talk over this very thing. Meetings had been planned verbally. That letter is for you press yutzes who don’t seem to follow until you get a phone call or email from a PR staff member from either side. It’s a showpiece. It’s called the difference of digging in and the one who merely mails it in dear. I knew they met and had a positive conversation and were going to meet again over two weeks ago.
I will take my entire series of blogs on the Lighthouse and put it against your slanted shellac job any day of the week. Not that I am anything special. I expected better from Newsday all through this, to be honest.
…as a blogger and as a fan of the Islanders, I have not enjoyed the coverage from Newsday by you. Of course, I know little of the editorial aims, who are cutting the stories, or situations in-house. But, I should make it quite clear, I have been critical of Newsday Lighthouse coverage for a while now, which is why I made my snide little comment about being behind. Trust me, I am not alone in this feeling. I’ll happily post a poll.
All the best, BD”
So, let’s do that poll:
The question is simple, for the Lighthouse Project, who is your main source of info? Newsday? Or the blogosphere?
And I don’t mean just me. If you aren’t reading my fellow HI Isles bloggers, or Chris Botta IslandersPointblank, Nick Giglia LetThereBeLight(house), and Dominic of Lighthouse Hockey, you are seriously short-changing yourself.
So here it is: Poll#1
Maybe we should expand this to all things hockeycentric… Poll#2
About the Author: B.D. Gallof is a published writer and hockey blogger. He writes about Hockey, NY Islanders & the NY Islanders venue situation for CBS New York.
BD has been written up in Sports Illustrated, TSN.ca, the NY Times Slapshots blog, Yahoo's Sports and SportsBusiness Journal.
He has been a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, as well as owner, lead writer, and managing editor at HockeyIndependent.com.
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