Sunday, February 22, 2009

Arf, Arf: Reply to Dog Days

Ed. note: The following post by John Lombardi was an answer to two posts by Pete Mazzaccaro, writing as "Grim Reaper" and "Short Dog", which disparaged Lombardi's age, motives and prfessionalism in writing the "Chestnut Hill Yokels" column in Northwest Notebook. Mazzaccaro's posts were titled "Dog Days" and "Re Re", and were removed by sender in the middle of the night:

Just a couple of points, Pete, before we turn into the Print Mafia :

1) You said a few mild words on Ron Recko's behalf before the crunch came down on his Oversight Committee, but you didn't defend him with as much vigor as you show in defense of yourself , and you didn't say anything editorially after they blew the O.C. away.

2) Jen Katz's piece on Sanjiv Jain is a right-down-the-middle story like they run in Gannett, where you ought to be working -- they like geldings there. It ain't a hot expose, though, or a piece of "investigative journalism".

3) Here's how you start your "strong editorial", putting Jain in his place (for those readers who didn't get beyond your screed): "Local Developer Sanjiv Jain has done some remarkable work in Chestnut Hill. His portfolio of properties at the top of the Hill . . . house what are arguably the best group of new additions to Chestnut Hill in the last 10 years" . . .

I'd go on but it's time for my nap before the Oscars. Gotta see how Mickey Rourke makes out.

Old Dog (John Lombardi)

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Blogger Denys said...

Couldn't agree with you more. The childish banter is a distraction from the real issue at hand.

Mon Feb 23, 02:34:00 PM EST  

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