by Shelton Bumgarner
I have simple needs. I get to write my novel in peace. I get write mean tweets to Maggie Haberman about being The Trump Whisperer. Well, tonight I got tag teamed by two New York Times reporters — Haberman included! — about me being angry about a tweet on her part.
I don’t what’s going on with those guys. My only experience is just a small town community newspaper reporter but boy did Haberman come off as strangely passive aggressive and punching down. The few times I’ve talked to New York Times reporters they were gracious and personable. This time, however, they totally flexed on me in a counter-productive manner.
But, you know, the more I think about it, the stupider it becomes. It’s actually rather humorous. The thing about people like Haberman is they kind of want it both ways — they want to get upset with the use of “access journalism” but then they turn around and do exactly that.
Anyway, no harm no foul. But I’m not going to forget this. Putting people like on blast to prove a point that may — or may not — be what’s actually going on is a dangerous social media thing to do.
Whatever. I don’t care. I have a novel to work on.