23 October 2006

Old-school journalist hates TWL…so?

Friends, we’re under attack. The following excerpts come from a single comment on a post from a couple of weeks back, sent in by a self-professed “old-school journalist”. Avid readers that you are you might just have missed it, hidden as it was at comment number 41…

“…this is a very poor blog. There's nothing clever about it, you see. Just do a bit of looking around and then criticise anonymously. Very poor.”

Very poor...yes...

"I think you could do worse than mail all of your contacts…pointing out what a cr*p blog this is.”

Cr*p blog...right...

"I don't actually care if this blog stays or not. It would not be missed. But remember that journalists have long memories. Upset a journalist and they tend not to forget...”

Tend not to forget...except the odd interview...

We’re distraught. How could anyone not adore TWL with the whole of their heart? How could they not rejoice in our regular delivery of PR ridicule…of our highlighting the contradictions, the half-truths, the oxys and the morons?

Have they lost their sense of humour?

Boo bloody hoo.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Snooze... breakthrough blogger finally succumbs to mainstream tedium. Come back Spin Bunny all is forgiven.

AR Guy said...

Seems odd that the journo is slagging you off for being anonymous - and at the same time posts comments anonymously.

Pot! Kettle!

figgis said...

Of all the people likely to get pissed off with a blog taking the mick out of PR people...well you wouldn't expect it to be a journalist would you..

..here fishy fishy... ;)

Anonymous said...

There, there. I still love you TWL

Anonymous said...

strong-arm tactics from an 'old-school' macho tosser who feels he isn't getting the 'respect' he deserves - nothing more.

I suppose I'm old-school myself - but the difference between me and this guy is that I haven't lost my sense of perspective...

my advice, TWL, is to ignore them - but I guess you know that already... ;)

Anonymous said...

stop being so bloody juvenille and bullying in your big "old school". No wonder tech journos get a bad reputation, when they go around willy waving and threatening people

Anonymous said...

It worries me how seriously some people are taking this blog. I though it was meant to be fun?
Keep up the good work TWL!

Anonymous said...

Who cares who TWL is? Really?

As a sort of long-standing tech hack myself, I can honestly say I've never been offended by this blog taking the piss out of PR people, PR firms or PR bosses. I'm dead open-minded me.

Now --- an old school tech hack who loves PR firms and has a nasty temper and high opinion of himself. I wonder who it could possibly be????

Blog Exposer said...

Figgis, are you based in Qatar by any chance? Is it Ben...

PR Spod said...

Quite.....ooh, ooh, who could it be...it's on the tip of my tongue...

figgis said...

Based in Qatar - er no, sorry. Nice try though, and you are right in one way, I do live in a country.

figgis said...

ah a quick google and i find you all think im ben figgis of qatar science & technology park...

Anonymous said...

figgis...in that case, you must be Charley Figgis, who used to read the news on BBC 'South Today' - or maybe you are Mike Figgis, the film director..? Hang on, there are a few 'Figgises' listed in our phone book, I'll give them a call in a minute too... ;-)

figgis said...

damn busted - im clearly charley figgis

figgis said...

or maybe charlie hungerford of bergerac fame. i get confused