|Augie Torres sucks on sour grapes, whacks Scarinci|
Torres, strictly old-school, doesn't like the counter-culture of the blogs and the democratizing of snark. Folks like him don't seem to believe that lowly schlubs like me have the same entitlements to mock institutions of power, hypocrites and shady politicos. Simply put, old-school Augie wants to throw every jab and be the sole source of opinion on local politics. Torres sees the aftermath of Arre's decision as bestowing "power."
Bloggers have no more "power" than we did before Hoboken411's ghost-writer launched his lawsuit. The Court simply affirmed our constitutional right of free speech. That 's the same right that allows Torres to infer bloggers are "arrogant" and mock the "wife, kids and dog" of our subjects.
GA likes Augie's column, at the same time he can be a real a$$hole. Ooooh, the power of that naughty word!
Anyway, GA noticed Augie's column took a whack at Constitutional scholar Donald Scarinci.
Why? Apparently because Scarinci endorsed uppity bloggers' rights to internet free speech, Augie cracked that Scarinci " once was an opinion-writing editor on his Union Hill High School newspaper in Union City." Yeah, and GA was editorial cartoonist on my college newspaper. So what?
Sour grapes make sour whine:
The magic of Hoboken's local media- making inconvenient facts disappear- is why the blogs are here to stay.
Deal with it.