It was a fascinating sermon preached in today's democratian. The biggest bully, in the biggest platform for bullying in SW Washington, a platform that uses both and low and high tech to engage in the very activity they so seem to condemn in today's column, works for that very paper.
I was a victim of that bullying, done by Lou Brancaccio both in late July and early August. I was a victim of his personal baiting through his emails to me. I was a victim of his lies, misrepresentations and exaggerations, not to mention his one-sided portrayal of me as some kind of a monster. And I wasn't the only one.
All those who bully are scum. Most grow out of it when they leave childhood. Clearly, Brancaccio did not.
Reading today's rank hypocrisy from the rag, it's easy to equate what that gutless scumbag attempted to do to me, and almost did to Brent Boger before he got bitch-slapped for telegraphing his punch, with their product of today.
It was precisely the same thing, done in absolutely the same way. The irony is very hard to get past, considering the source of the column.
For example, this:
When you have a politically motivated pathological liar as a newspaper editor, there is no doubt that he will use modern technology to inflict pain, knowing that, for the most part, he's untouchable as a result... just like Brancaccio, the very definition of a bully.
With modern technology at their disposal, bullies have moved from the hallways and into the public domain, exponentially increasing the pain they can inflict.
Get on his enemies list like I am... or say, David Madore is, and you can do no right. Get on his friend list, like any one of the slimeballs shilling for loot rail, and you can do no wrong.
Cross him, disagree with him, oppose him, and he becomes the very definition of the word "bully" and he does so with impunity.
Brancaccio is the epitome of that condemned in the column.
And that's a damned shame. If he worked as hard to make a positive impact on this community as he has to become the cancer of it, then this post would be completely different.
Cross posted at Lou Brancaccio Watch.