You may recall my recent remarks on our thinnest-skinned institution — the fourth estate.
When I criticize the failings or shortcomings of Vermont’s media, they often react with a pained squeal. There’s only one person who’s blocked me from their Twitter feed, and it’s a staffer at a certain Vermont newspaper.
I think it’s now fair to reveal the name of said newspaper. Because the Burlington Free Press itself — the whole shebang — has blocked me from its Twitter feed.
Profiles in Courage, friends.
My words are just too much for the tender sensibilities of a once-great newspaper. Well, once-adequate, anyway.
While they’re at it, maybe they’d like to cancel my subscription so I can no longer consume their product (and potentially criticize it). And I say “consume their product” because “read their journalism” is such a 20th Century concept.
And yes, I am a paid subscriber. Although if my Tweets are so unbearable, perhaps my money is too tainted to accept.
It’s pathetic. The Burlington Free Press is a coward.