Oh Geez, Claude McIntosh of the Standard Freeholder in Cornwall Ontario is calling me a Blogger again!

Oh Geez, Claude McIntosh of the Standard Freeholder in Cornwall Ontario is calling me a Blogger again!
Claude McIntosh looking lovingly up at his buddy Ed Lumley.
Claude McIntosh looking lovingly up at his buddy Ed Lumley.

CFN – There are people that love old fashioned media wars.  Apparently some of what I’ve written must’ve have stung old Claude McIntosh at the Freeholder and/or his friends and relatives hired in high places or he just is tired of sniffing CFN’s exhaust?  Maybe he’s just trying to shift focus away from his old buddy, Mayor Kilger’s conflict of interest issues, and other scandals?

Seems ol Mac has problems actually finding news or accurately reporting on it.  Mobility issues can impact all of us and frankly I’m jealous.   To be on pension or buyout and only have to do one piece of scribbling per week is such a freaking luxury.

Having written over 6,500 in the last four years  I can’t imagine just having to write one per week.   I can say if I had that James Joycean luxury it’d be a whopper as opposed to some of the mealy liquid literary bowel movements limply lighting his page.

Claude loves to call me a blogger, as though that’s some sort of slur.  He learned that from Mayor Kilger who used that in a….Freeholder interview with Cheryl “Eagle Eye” Brink.

Is it a slur to be called a blogger?  I guess they think it is.   I cover news.  I get scoops way ahead of the Free Holder sometimes    Are we going to quibble over titles?  As Mac’s written, as an Independent locally owned media outlet I have to multi-task.  I cover news; I write opinion; I help find lost dogs.  I actually answer the phone.

All I do know and was taught that in this biz, the media biz, that the goal is to get the most viewers, readers, listeners.

And in the online biz, what’s important is not only getting the eyeballs, but keeping them coming back and spending time with you which we do a heck of a job of here at CFN with our average pages per visit and length of visit far greater than Claude’s current employer.

We do that too without devoting columns and space to slurring our competition.   It’s funny a column or two ago Mac tried to suggest I was gay bashing yet CFN was the sole media sponsor for Pride events for two years.   Where was Claude and the SF?   Has Mac ever been to any Pride events here or elsewhere?  Is he a FOD to be able to champion the cause?

In this world people eventually see through the stink.   If you’re caught Peter Wolfing it like old Mac enough times you become…what’s the word I’m looking for…….irrelevant!

It’s always better to lead than follow Mac.   I’m sure at some point of your career you nailed a few good ones; maybe it’s time, in your Golden Years, to work it and nail the story down instead of writing from fumes.      I know I learned from you; at least at the beginning of CFN.

You can waggle and swaggle, but if you can’t dunk the ball maybe it’s time to blow the whistle and eat some ice cream?

If Claude wants an old fashioned donnybrook that’s fine, but he’s going to have to up the ante and he’s going to have to not cry like a baby girl when I punch back.  It’s not like I don’t have files on his checkered butt kissing career.   It’s like boxing with your grand mother though; you can’t win either way.

If that’s the only way the Free Holder can gain some traction back against CFN I guess that’s the route they’ll go.

But aren’t there so many more important stories we should be writing about here in Cornwall?

What do you think dear viewers of CFN?   We actually allow comments here as opposed to blocking them at the Free Holder as they so frequently do.

Dimitris

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