Apr 11, 2017
Bill White Exonerates Bernie O'Hare
On Sunday, Bill White started his annual Hall of Shame series. Although, he claims it is a hall of fame, we all know better. As usual in Part 1, he lists all the previous people that he has ridiculed over the years. Previous winner Bernie O'Hare has been flattering to Bill recently. In one blog post he identifies White as a winner in a state journalism award ceremony. In another post, he pictures White at a public meeting. In White's column, both print and web versions, O'Hare's name doesn't appear with all the other previous honorees. In a follow up blog piece on the history of his Hall of Shame, he again fails to correct the O'Hare oversight. With two columns, we must assume that it was an intentional omission.
O'Hare received an award for his writing in the Bethlehem Press from the same outfit that awarded White. Perhaps White doesn't want to diminish his award by identifying a fellow winner with his booby prize contest. Regardless, congratulations to O'Hare, for being the first person to escape from the annual shaming.
ADDENDUM: Bernie O'Hare took this post as an attack upon both himself and Bill White. You can read his reaction here. He finds me jealous, mean spirited, and petty.
UPDATE: I placed the following comment on O'Hare's blog post, he subsequently deleted it;
bernie, last time i commented on one of your blog posts you deleted it, hopefully you will allow this one to stand. the difference between you and me is your concept of loyalty. i don't factor loyalty or friendship into blogging; i simply write the truth, as i see it. last year when you mentioned a small monetary contribution to morganelli as a disclaimer, i commented that you made an "understatement". you took my observation as a personal insult, and violation of our friendship. i simply thought a $25 dollar contribution was nothing compared to all the favorable things that you wrote about him over the years. likewise, yesterday i pointed out that i believe that bill white was extending you a courtesy by not including you in his recap list. again, you took it as an insult. IMO, the only ad hominem attack was your reply.