Apr 1, 2012

A Sore Winner

Back in early March, I employed Wimpy to help me pander for votes in The Morning Call blog contest. I asked you to go everyday to the paper's website, and vote for me in the Opinion classification; You did, thank you. I will now bite the hand that gave me the prize. Out of 18 winners, the paper printed the name of 10 highest vote getters on Friday. At my complaint, they reprinted the list on Saturday, to include the entire 18 winners. Neither list on their website linked to the actual blogs. There were 90 contestants in the contest, sending hundreds of readers to the paper's website for two weeks, but they couldn't provide a simple link to the winners? The paper uses the contest to promote the paper, not the bloggers.

8 comments:

local said...

That rag is useless anyway.
I never go near it it.
MOA is a much better, more truthful read.
Thanks for keeping at it.

ironpigpen said...

Do you think it is an accident that I do not even think of "participating" in that folly?

Personally, I set a new personal all-time record for attendance last month --- 11,290 --- at the football blog.

Next season, I am going to set a goal of having the ice hockey blog reach five-figures for monthly attendance, as well ...

... as previously stated, I contend that I (with very, very little effort at all) can make Chairman Pawlowski's magnificent $ 160.0 million dollar Palace of Sport the most famous minor league rink in the entire world!

Or would that be "notorious"?

:)

ironpigpen said...

The lesson that Chairman Pawlowski and his annoying Cheerleaders ought to be learing is this :

When you start passing out freebies and lining your buddies' pockets with gold ...

... the people who are not getting freebies and are not having their pockets lined with gold just might, in fact, get a little pissed off ...

Moral of the story?

Big Government and Wealth Re-Distribution suck.

Fund this privately and I will shut up for free.

ROLF OELER

Canary_In_Coalmine said...

I voted for you, now will you keep your word and provide me with the promised hamburger?

michael molovinsky said...

canary, no problem, with sesame seeds on the roll i presume.

Canary_In_Coalmine said...

Hey wait a second... were you kidding about the hamburger?

michael molovinsky said...

i'll be glad to buy you a hamburger, let me know when and where

Bernie O'Hare said...

Michael, This post is evidence that the voters were right - you Are the most opinionated bastard in the LV.