So it seems that someone took offense to my Huffington Post column from yesterday and while I’m not one to argue (I almost typed that with a straight face), I felt the need to comment. It’s not like I haven’t blasted a writer for being an idiot before so I guess I had it coming eventually, but if you’re going to debate something please be clear on what the original writer was saying and stick to it. Just a suggestion.
And let me state now that this is in no way an attempt to start a blogger fight. Blogger fights are just pathetic. It starts with a few innocent comments and the next thing you know, one blogger calls another blogger an “actual journalist” and feelings get hurt. There’s no need for that.
So here’s a little point-counter point. Or is it counter point-counter counter point since I made the point first? Or does that matter? Can I get a ruling on this?
Well, let me start by saying that I warned you. Had I said “extremely qualified” you’d have a right to ask for your money back.
Actually, my column pre-dates Simmons’ column so I suggest you “mailbag” him. Had I wanted to mimic Simmons, I would have live-blogged about listening to Pearl Jam in Vegas with Kimmel while mentioning no less than 5 “celebrity” friends.
Now I know how Matt Lauer felt when Tom Cruise called him glib. It’s not that bad, actually.
Acknowledging a problem and solving a problem are two different things. Which was kind of the point of my column. No, actually it was the point. Or was it the counter-point? Have we gotten a ruling yet?
Woah, dude. Hold on one second. I may be a hack, but I’m certainly no journalist. And I never said or implied that Bonds was the only steroids issue in baseball. I said his was the case that made people outside of the league pay attention. I also said he was a douchbag. What? I didn’t? Well, I meant to.
You know what happens when we assume, Shyster? You start the night out talking to what you “assume” is a pretty, single blonde and you wake up 4 Zimas later next to a tranny hooker. What does that mean? I don’t really know. I just wanted to use a tranny hooker reference.
So I guess what I’m saying is that it’s OK to disagree. That’s the point of my very opinionated HuffPo columns. It’s meant to make you think and inspire debate. But if you decide to whip your dick out and make a man of yourself, at least make sure you’re on point. You should also make sure your blog picture doesn’t look like you walked into a kitchen where Chris Hansen was hiding behind a curtain. Just a suggestion.