“It’s not me,” says
By Bob Robinson
“Somebody’s using my name and saying dumb stuff on one of those blogs
we got here,” Don Wright said as soon as he answered his phone.
I was subbing Friday and had a message from Don to call him back when I
left campus. He wasn’t a happy camper.
“I’ve been told that someone’s been saying stuff about local officials
and signing my name to it on one of those blogs,” Don said. “Doesn’t
even use good English. Makes me look like an idiot.”
He added that he may be an idiot, but he didn’t want the world to know
I assured him it wasn’t on County News Online, but that there were two
other web sites in the county that allowed anonymous blog dialogs. It
could have been one of them.
“I might agree with what I’ve been told I said,” he said, “but I don’t
want to look like an idiot when I say it. When I write something it
goes to the newspaper and you.”
Don said he barely knows how to turn on a computer, much less get on a
blog. If you know him, you know it’s true… he doesn’t have email… in
fact, he doesn’t use a computer. Period.
When I get stuff from him I have to type it in.
He requested I put out the word for him… “It’s not me! You want to know
what I think, look for it in the newspaper or on your blog (CNO).
“I don’t do those things!”
He didn’t say it when I promised to publish his comments on Monday, so
I’ll say it for him… “Want to know what I think? Stay tuned.”
Final note… now you know why County News Online doesn’t have an
anonymous blog option.