I published a piece recently titled, John Archibald—a double standard. Some people, who probably didn’t read the piece thoroughly, thought it was an attack on Archibald. However, I said specifically that John is an excellent writer and journalist. Quite frankly, if I had 1% of John’s writing and investigative skills I would be a happy man.
I don’t know if I was prepared for what was in store for me when I began publishing ComebackTown 2 1/2 years ago. I had a simple goal to provide a forum to begin a conversation about a better Birmingham.
Who could possibly be against a better Birmingham?
And why would strangers personally attack me and my guest bloggers for trying to make things better? It’s perfectly fine to disagree–but why the personal attacks?
I’ve had more than one guest blogger beg me to remove their blog because they were embarrassed by the comments posted on al.com. As I told them, you could find a cure for cancer and some folks on al.com would still call you the devil.
I was just called a “moron” by a commenter on al.com.
I guess I can’t take the comment personally because the commenter doesn’t know me.
I write this blog with the sole purpose of creating a conversation on how to fix our redundant, fractured, dysfunctional government. I post it on Comebacktown.com and then it is republished on al.com. I get no financial gain; I’m not running for office. I benefit just like you. If our region does well then businesses and jobs will be created and we can take pride in our community. Continue reading Why do we allow “meanies” to own al.com?→