Seriously, shut up, John Vogl. I clicked on your Buffalo News blog piece to read about a Sabres faux-controversy and was treated also (instead, really) to your bitter little diatribe against Twitter. What the hell, dude? I had absolutely no reason to dislike you until I read this, but you’ve let the actions of a few douches speak for an entire community, and that grinds my gears.
Really, it’s just obnoxious when people knock something because they don’t understand it, especially when they’re older people who think they know best because they’ve been around the block. You really donned “hip waders, rubber gloves, a gas mask and [took] an anti-vomit pill” before visiting Twitter? Because it’s a “world of feces,” in your opinion? NO ONE CARES. Who is the editor who allowed this crap (pun intended) to be published? The story is about a FEW people on Twitter who spread a rumor, and how that rumor is not true. The story is NOT about all of Twitter, and it’s not about whatever ignorant opinion you may have on the subject of Twitter. Haven’t your years and years of journalistic experience taught you not to A) make sweeping generalizations, and B) add your view to your stories, even if they’re middling little blog posts? (I’d bet money that you hate writing blog posts.)
Free tip: Next time, just report the news and leave your archaic perspective out of it.
Update: The word “feces” no longer appears in the post. Whoopdeedoodoo.