Fred joins the fray

May 17, 2007 at 3:37 pm (annoying, blogs, David Bullard, Sunday Times)

One would think the Sunday Times has sent their columnists out with this statement: Go and piss people off in the blogosphere. If you can’t piss them off royally in the way David did, irk them a little with infantile comments.
No doubt the whole point of him doing this  on MrsM’s blog is to get feedback and write about it in his column, as esteemed colleague Bullard did. And I’m no doubt fuelling his wish to highlight how flighty and airless blogs are by posting about it.
But what Fred seriously miscalculated is the fact there are people out there who think.
I would say I’m a prolific reader with above-average intelligence. I read three newspapers a day, four on a Friday and six over the weekend. I think that’s a lot.
So when Fred implies what he has in MrsM’s blog, he implies I misunderstood too. And to this I take exception.
Be controversial, yes, but don’t insult the intelligence of those reading you. Don’t make stupid statements to get a rise out of people (as David did two weeks ago) when you can do the same with a sharply written piece (as you do in your ST column).
I don’t know why you feel the need to attack people who point out basic flaws (methinks those ministers and Khanyi Mbau would be pointing fingers right about now) in your argument.
That’s just the way the blogosphere works – what you put out will come back to you.
So Mr Khumalo, what have you to say for yourself? And read Mrs M’s response here.

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9 Comments

  1. madamm said,

    DAMMIT TOBY!!!!
    You made me click on BUllard’s blog…aargh

  2. tbhanks said,

    Oops. Sorry man. I know you have an aversion to the man. But hey, nobody’s holding a gun to your head Mrs M. Duh! 🙂

  3. madamm said,

    Thank goodness. Duh

  4. tbhanks said,

    Do you think Fred’s also going to start one? Cos he’s mos smart not like us domkoppe.

  5. madamm said,

    maybe he has one already. And maybe he’s going to launch it on Sunday.
    There’s no telling

  6. tbhanks said,

    And all this free publicity for the Sunday Times and The Times…

  7. batman5172 said,

    yes ppl please, no more free advertising for losers. let them work for their bonus themselves!

  8. tbhanks said,

    always so stingy batman!

  9. batman5172 said,

    is expensive to advertise. I don’t want to see that name again. from now on we’ll just refer to it as that paper and those people

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